Pamela M. Newport

Pamela M. Newport

Nashville, Tennessee
Cincinnati, Ohio

Pamela has practiced union-side labor law since 2005, but her commitment to the labor movement and justice for workers runs much deeper. Pamela grew up in a union household where her father, who came out of the steel industry, was a union representative and organizer for the United Steelworkers for almost 30 years.

Growing up in Cincinnati, her family roots stem from the working class culture of Appalachia, and it was instilled in her from a young age that politics matter and that all workers deserve dignity and respect. Pamela interned as an organizer with the AFL-CIO's Union Summer Program, and during law school, she clerked at various organizations, including the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the United Steelworkers legal department, and unions in Amsterdam and London. Pamela's law practice, which has its beginnings with Tom Kircher - one of the founders of KSA - has been dedicated to helping working men and women understand and exercise their rights at work.

Pamela views her role as one within the broader campaigns and goals of her clients; in this vein, she has assisted with union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and steward and member education and engagement. Pamela also has a particular passion for assisting immigrant workers. Before joining KSA, Pamela worked for 8 years as General Counsel for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 75, where she had the opportunity to litigate unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of immigrant workers and facilitate immigration clinics, assisting with citizenship applications and deferred action. Pamela joined BS&J in 2018.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 2005
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • M.A. - 2004
    • Major: Women’s Studies
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Undergraduate Certificate, Women’s Studies, 2001
    • Major: Communication

Published Works

  • Violence and Threats in Today’s Workforce – Northern KY University Labor Management Conference, 2016
  • Practice Tips: Bringing Cases Before the NLRB – AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Conference, Chicago, IL, 2016
  • Social Media as Protected, Concerted Activity: Same Stories, Different Watercooler: UFCW Attorneys Conference, Quebec City, 2015
  • Social Media in Arbitration: Employee Rights, Responsibilities, and Repercussions – Northern KY University Labor Management Conference, 2015
  • Just Cause for Discipline and Discharge: Social Media Issues – Arbitration and Mediation Services Conference, 2014
  • Effective Communication Through Social Media – Made in America Conference, Orlando, FL 2014
  • Discipline for Off-duty Conduct: From Facebook to Felonies – UFCW Region 4 Conference 2011
  • Articles Editor, Immigration and Nationality Law Review
  • Senior Articles Editor, Human Rights Quarterly


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2009 - 2011
  • Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, Board Member, 2006 - 2008
  • Mock Trial Advisor, Mt. Healthy High School, 2007 - 2008
  • Co-chair, UC Law National Lawyers Guild

Honors and Awards

  • Arthur Russell Morgan Fellow, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Bar Association
  • NAACP, Member and Election Protection Volunteer

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, UC Law Immigrant Community Legal Advocacy Center