G. Waldman is a graduate of Michigan State University. He attended the
Detroit College of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1977. In addition
to maintaining an active practice in Michigan, Mr. Waldman is also licensed
to practice law in the State of Florida.
Over the past thirty-four years, Mr. Waldman has
handled a wide variety of different legal matters, including contract
claims, collections matters, real estate disputes and construction
bond defense litigation, although he has generally concentrated his
practice in the field of personal injury law. After successfully litigating
personal injury claims on behalf of injured parties for fifteen (15)
years, Mr. Waldman joined the Zurich North America staff legal staff
office of Carter, Gebauer & Waldman located in Southfield, where
he held the position of chief trial attorney. During the next twelve
(12) years, he primarily defended against catastrophic injury lawsuits
instituted against Zurich policyholders as a result of motor vehicle
collisions, slip and fall incidents and construction site accidents.
During this time, Mr. Waldman also represented numerous automobile
dealerships in defending significant business loss claims arising
from alleged violations of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act and
the federal Truth in Lending Act, including litigating three class
action cases filed in the United States District Court. In July of
2003, Mr. Waldman returned to private practice opening his present
office in West Bloomfield. Since that time, he has concentrated his
efforts in the field of alternative dispute resolution, an area of
law in which he has been actively involved since 1995.
In February of 2003, in order to ensure that the
skills which he had developed over the years were consistent with
the requirements mandated by the Michigan Supreme Court Administrator’s
office, Mr. Waldman completed the required 40-hour mediation training
offered through the Oakland Mediation Center located in Bloomfield
Hills. Over the years, he has successfully mediated thousands of lawsuits
assisting the parties in arriving at a negotiated settlement. In addition
to serving the legal community as a mediator, Mr. Waldman has extensive
experience conducting hearings as a neutral arbitrator.
Mr. Waldman’s background in having represented
injured parties, as well as insurance carriers, places him in the unique
position of being able to see both sides of a claim or dispute, to articulate
the positions taken by the respective parties, and to facilitate an
amicable resolution without the need of protracted and expensive litigation.