SUZAN GABBARA

EDUCATION

  

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, MI .Juris Doctor ; Cum Laude (2012)

Walsh College, Troy, MI .BBA, specialized in E-Marketing; Cum Laude (2006)

ADMISSIONS

 

Member of the Bar of the State of Michigan and of the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

 Frank D Eaman PLLC. 

Associate Attorney (November 2012 –Present); Law Clerk (April 2011 –November 2012) (Intern January 2011-April 2011)

  • Areas of practice: Criminal; Divorce, including custody and support; Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Corporate Law: including liquor &lottery licensing; Entity Formation; Purchase Agreements; Immigration, including citizenship applications, deportation proceedings, adjustment of status petitions; Other: Food Assistance and Medicaid applications
  • Trial Experience: Second chair in three lengthy, complicated trials in federal and state courts.
  • Legal Writing Experience: Legal research for trials. Assisted with appeal briefs; sentencing memoranda in federal court; calculated sentencing guidelines for both state and federal courts

State Appllegate Defender's Office, Detroit, MI

Detroit Crime Lab Review Project Volunteer (2011 )

  •  Helped identify cases where an individual may have been convicted by faulty forensic evidence.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Teaching Assistant, Property II (2011-2012)

  

  • Conduct review sessions and assist students. Center for Ethics, Service, and Professionalism, Pro Bono Junior Associate –Service to Soldiers Outreach (2011)
  • Drafted a legal resource guide for free legal aid, for soldiers stationed in Florida


HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

TownePlace Suites Marriott, Warren , MI

General Manager / Sales & Marketing Executive (2007 -2013)

  • Platinum and Chairman Award's Recipient

A & M Hospitality, Warren, MI

General Manager / Sales & Marketing Executive for Quality Inn & Hawthorn Sites (2002 - 2007)

  

  • Conduct staff training in OSHA, compliance with franchisor/franchisee standards and procedures, and Michigan Health Department regulations. 
  • Lead, execute, monitor, and complete large scale facilities renovations.

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent in Aramaic, Arabic.
  • Able to communicate in German