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Wendy J. Gabriel

Senior Paralegal | Email

  • Grand Rapids

    t. +1.616.752.2274

    f. +1.616.222.2274

Biography

For more than 25 years, Wendy Gabriel has provided support to our litigation attorneys throughout all aspects of the civil case from inception through post-trial procedures.  Wendy is an original member of the litigation practice group’s eDiscovery task force which brought Relativity in-house and developed procedures and best practices for handling simple to complex eDiscovery matters. Wendy also conducts legal research and manages the collection, processing and review of client data, which often entails hundreds of thousands of electronic files, hard copies and other types of data from numerous custodians into a document management and review software program.

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Education

  • Ferris State University A.A.S. 1987 Office Administration - Legal Studies with honors

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Legal Assistant Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
    Legal Assistant Section

Experience

  • Provides litigation support in civil cases, including employment litigation, product liability law, intellectual property and trademark litigation, asbestos premises liability defense, personal injury and wrongful death claims
  • Manages the collection, processing and review of client data, which often entails hundreds of thousands of electronic files, hard copies and other types of data from numerous custodians into a document management and review software program
  • Coordinates document review, conducts searches and organizes documents and materials for expert analysis, deposition preparation and trial exhibits
  • Conducts legal and factual research and investigation, third-party discovery and medical record reviews; analyzes comparable verdicts and settlements and drafts settlement demand brochures and mediation briefs
  • Drafts answers, discovery requests and responses, motions, witness lists, privilege logs, chronologies and reports for mediations, mock trials and trials
  • Continues to stay apprised of the latest developments in eDiscovery by receiving advanced training, attending RelativityFest and the ABA Tech Show, and monitoring on-line resources, articles and blogs

Honors & Awards

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Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Litigation Support Professionals, Western Michigan Chapter

Community Affiliations

  • U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • USA Hockey, Michigan Amateur Hockey Association
  • Big Brower Lake Association
    Charity Fun Run Organizer

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