Pahoua Thao

Legal Assistant
Linda Hajek

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On the Job


Attorney Pahoua Thao is a senior associate in Stafford Rosenbaum LLP’s Madison office. Her practice focuses on municipal and litigation matters. She is experienced in managing cases in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court, and she has spent several years representing insurance clients in municipal litigation defense issues, including equal protection and due process claims, 1983 actions, immunity, and residential real estate tax assessments.

During law school, Pahoua was a Judicial intern for Circuit Court Judges Gregory Huber and Michael Moran in the Marathon County Circuit Court, where she assisted with civil and criminal cases.  She also worked as a legal writing research assistant at Northern Illinois University College of Law.  After law school, Pahoua worked as a volunteer staff attorney for Wisconsin Judicare, Inc., and as a legal intern for the City of Wausau.

Pahoua is fluent in English and Hmong.

Pahoua is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.


Northern Illinois University College of Law – DeKalb (J.D., 2014)

University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.A., 2007, History and Communications)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Western District of Wisconsin
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin State Bar – Bench and Bar Committee
  • Wisconsin Asian Bar Association
  • Marathon County Bar
  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Off the Job

Pahoua was born in Montana and raised in the Wausau, Wisconsin area. In her free time, Pahoua and her husband enjoy tackling DIY and home remodeling projects. Pahoua also enjoys traveling, trying new foods and cuisines, scouring flea markets and antique shops, roaming local farmers markets, and attending concerts.