Gwen first became interested in law when she started reading some of the cases her husband was studying while he was in law school. When her third child was just ten days old, she enrolled herself and earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota. Her love of trial work grew when she worked for AAA and Allstate, where she learned investigative skills and refined her courtroom expertise as a trial attorney with over 90% of her verdicts in favor of the defense, saving her clients over $1 million. She then moved to Nationwide, where she handled high exposure personal injury lawsuits, premises liability, and auto negligence cases.
Gwen has also shared her passion for law and legal writing while serving as an Adjunct Professor of Law at both Cooley Law School and Florida Coastal School of Law. Before coming to Zausmer, she worked in contract litigation and served as a public policy analyst for the Detroit City Council, where she succeeded in saving the City $1 million after uncovering fraud in a contract. Gwen has a keen instinct to fraudulent claims and is extremely thorough in her investigations to uncover facts and expose deception and inaccuracies.
Gwen is always researching the changes and requirements of Michigan’s no-fault law and she continually adjusts her strategies to adapt to the new rules. Her clients appreciate her quick thinking and unique solutions to save insurance companies millions of dollars, whether through vigorous defense and research, or the negotiation of a reasonable settlement.
Outside of work, she enjoys R&B music, traveling, especially to Illinois and Texas to see her family, and reading mystery novels.