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Pam Deitchle

With nearly two decades’ experience, Pam Deitchle is a seasoned business trial attorney and advisor with particular emphasis in trademark, copyright, trade secret, and commercial matters. Whether helping craft a comprehensive IP protection strategy or preparing a litigation for trial, Pam’s frank counsel and honest assessment of upsides and risks helps clients make good business decisions.

She handles state and federal jury trials and appeals, and private arbitrations, involving business, trade secrets, and intellectual property disputes. She’s well-versed in pre-litigation investigations, risk assessments, and resolution. Pam advises executives and owners on day-to-day business matters, like employment, commercial transactions, and rights management for artists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, production companies, tech companies, international restaurant chains, and international charities.

Her IP practice focuses on helping established and start-up businesses develop, protect, monetize, manage, and enforce their intellectual property portfolios. Pam has successfully prosecuted hundreds of trademark applications for domestic and international businesses in nearly every industry, and has obtained millions of dollars for her litigation clients.

Pam began her legal career in Los Angeles as a law clerk for the Hon. Fernando M. Olguin of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She then spent more than a decade with a boutique business and intellectual property firm in Los Angeles. Her work in Los Angeles was recognized by various media outlets, including multiple “Top Lawyer” recognition for patent, copyright, and trademark law by Pasadena Magazine.

She moved to Austin in 2016 to join the Tax Litigation Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office. She was quickly promoted to Senior Attorney and ran many significant and fiscally important state tax litigation matters in state and federal courts. Pam also led agency-wide educational sessions on litigation strategies and skills.

Pam is a native San Antonian with Texas roots going back to early 1840s Alsatian settlements in Medina County. When she’s not working, Pam enjoys the best of Austin life -- music, food, and outdoor fun -- and globetrotting (when there's not a plague). She also loves the Kentucky Wildcats and is the reigning champion of her fantasy football league.

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Federal Clerkship

Hon. Fernando M. Olguin,  United States District Court for the Central District of California

  • Centre College, B.A. (Economics, Government)
  • Whittier Law School, J.D. with honors
    • Whittier Law Review
    • Certificate in Intellectual Property (concentration intellectual property law)
    • Full academic scholarship
Bar and Court Admissions
  • California
  • Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • “Defending Agency Officials” – Office of the Attorney General (April 2018)
  • “Taking and Defending Corporate Representative Oral Depositions” – Office of the Attorney General (July 2017)
Community Involvement & Service
  • Barrister, Barbara Jordan American Inn of Court
  • President, Centre College Alumni Association
  • Member, Centre College President’s Advisory Council

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