Pam Faris

Pam Faris

Pam has significant experience in forensic analysis in all areas of family law, including complex tracing and characterization. She is skilled at organizing, interpreting, and documenting information. Her ability to communicate with individuals at all levels enables her to assist our clients to achieve their desired results. She assists us in settlement options and mediations, as well as and if needed, trials.

Pam joined our firm in 2016, after 10 years providing litigation and forensic services with her independently owned practice. Prior to working in the forensic field, she worked in private industry.

Pam is a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), who is also trained in collaborative law.

*not licensed to practice law

Education:

  • Texas Wesleyan University, summa cum laude
  • BBA - 1999
  • Major: Management Information Systems

Published Works:

  • Marital Property Characterization, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, Guest Speaker, 2012-2016
  • I know I Have Seen that Document - If I Could Only Find it Now!, State Bar of Texas, 32nd Annual Texas Paralegal Forum, Presenter with J. Matthew Cross, JD, 2014
  • One Cowboy, Two Investors, and Who Owns the Cattle? Tracing Assets in a Civil Case, Texas Wesleyan University 3rd Annual Fraud Conference, Presenter with Vincent Circelli, JD, 2014
  • You and Your Paralegal, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, Co-author and Panelist with Jim Loveless, JD, Brian Webb, JD, and Kay Redburn, 2008

Honors and Awards:

  • President’s Award, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2012

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), non-CPA associate member
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, non-attorney member
  • Texas Wesleyan University, Forensic Accounting/Fraud Advisory Committee, 2012-2016
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (TAFLS), Financial & Website Volunteer Consultant, 2007-2015
  • CASA of Johnson County, Treasurer and Board member, 2004-2006

Past Employment Positions:

  • Motiveflow, LLC, Director of Operations & Finance
  • Rylander, Clay & Opitz LLP, Partner
  • PS Faris LLC, Principal
  • Rice, Stewart, Faris and Co., Partner
  • Hartman, Leito & Bolt LLP, Sr. Manager