Gerardyne M. Drozdowski

Senior Counsel | gdrozdowski@wnj.com | V-Card | Profile PDF Grand RapidsT 616.752.2110F 616.222.2110 For two decades, Geri has represented employers on workers' compensation defense matters. She works on all phases of workers' compensation issues within the workplace, including preventative measures, rehabilitation and litigation. Her background in the health-care field is a strong asset in this medical intensive area of law.

For two decades, Geri has represented employers on workers' compensation defense matters. She works on all phases of workers' compensation issues within the workplace, including preventative measures, rehabilitation and litigation. Her background in the health-care field is a strong asset in this medical intensive area of law.

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  • Leadership
  • Speaking Engagements

Experience

  • Counsels clients in all aspects of workers' compensation claims, including the overlap and interaction with ADA, FMLA, and wrongful termination issues
  • Regularly represents employers in workers' compensation litigation in Bureaus throughout Michigan
  • Designs and orchestrates pre-emptive redemptions of workers' compensation claims in conjunction with plant closings, averting potential high liability workers' compensation litigation
  • Drafts and implements workers' compensation policies related to light-duty employment, attendance, and disciplinary concerns

Industries

Practices

Education

  • University of Notre Dame J.D. 1989    
  • Kellogg Community College A.D.N. 1980    
  • Michigan State University B.A. 1978 with honors

Admitted

  • 1989, Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan in 1989

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Workers' Compensation Section; Past Chairperson of Spring Seminar Planning Committee; Adjunct Member of Workers' Compensation Appeal Board

Civic Affiliations

  • City of Battle Creek
    City Commissioner (1997-2001)

Professional Affiliations

  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • American Association of University Women
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Community Affiliations

  • Battle Creek Area Catholic School Foundation
    Board of Trustees

Speaking Engagements

  • "When Three Strangers Meet:  FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation," WNJ Human Resources Seminar, May 2, 2012, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • "OSHA, Workplace Safety, Health and Security," WNJ Human Resources Seminar, May 25, 2011, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Value Based Workers' Compensation Services, Michigan Occupational Medicine Symposium, October 22, 2008
  • "FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation Update," WNJ Human Resources Seminar, September 11, 2008, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • MI Workers' Compensation Overview, Employers Association of Western Michigan, March 18, 2008
  • Seminar speaker, Professional Education Services, Inc.

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