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Gabriela Guzman is a Senior Attorney who brings over 10 years of Workers’ Compensation experience to the firm.  Prior to joining MSKW, Ms. Guzman gained extensive experience by working at a statewide Workers’ Compensation firm as well as experience working as in-house counsel for a major insurance company. She has extensive litigation experience in all aspects of the defense of workers’ compensation claims, ranging from taking matters to Trial, including post-termination claims, independent contractor vs. employee status disputes, and thoroughly versed in deposition and cross-examination strategies. She successfully obtained a take-nothing decision on a continuous trauma claim by impeaching the applicant with the testimony provided at her deposition. In 2021, she became a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist. 

Ms. Guzman received her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Spanish from Pepperdine University and received the Award for Outstanding Political Science student for her graduating class. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. While in law school, she was able to assist Pro Per clients by volunteering at the school’s Law Clinic and gained first hand experience mediating domestic disputes and guardianship proceedings. 

Outside of work, Ms. Guzman enjoys spending time with her husband and two very energetic children. Most weekends are spent either at soccer games, little league games or dance classes. She enjoys traveling, going to concerts and decompressing with a good Bravo show. 

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