Gwen Freeman is a Director with the firm. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with honors in 1978, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy. She studied law at the University of Virginia, receiving a juris doctor degree in 1981. Ms. Freeman was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1981 and the State Bar of California in 1982. From 1981 to 1982, She served as law clerk to the Honorable Paul A. Mueller Jr., Court of Common Pleas in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Freeman specializes in both the coverage and defense aspects of litigation, involving environmental matters, employment and discrimination disputes, intellectual property, reinsurance and coinsurance, indemnity obligations, bad faith, professional malpractice, product liability, and construction defects.
Ms. Freeman practices in both state and federal courts and is admitted to practice before each of the United States District Courts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her appellate experience is extensive and includes cases involving contribution and apportionment between insurance carriers and bad faith. Ms. Freeman has been appointed by the United States District Court for the Central District of California to represent death row inmates in federal habeas corpus proceedings. She is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
Gwen was recently elected president of the Arroyo Arts Collective, an association of artists and craftspeople living and working in northeast Los Angeles. The Collective is now in its 24th year and, in addition to numerous other creative events, sponsors the Discovery Tour art walk every November, featuring over 100 artists from Mt. Washington, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, and Glassell Park. She is a painter and author of two published mystery novels, Murder … Suicide… Whatever … and Crazy Fool Kills Five, details of which can be viewed at gwenfreeman.com.
Areas of Practice
- Litigation and appeals
- Insurance law
- Environmental law
- Employment discrimination — employee
- Intellectual property law
- Professional malpractice law
- Products liability law
- Construction law