Eugenie B. Eardley
Genie was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1987, and Georgetown Law in 1991. She worked her way through college and law school, for various Congressmen and as a legislative director for a United States Senator. She also was a Reagan appointee to Secretary of Education William J. Bennett at the U.S. Department of Education and in the Reagan White House. She began her career as a plaintiff’s personal injury trial lawyer in Virginia. In 1993, Genie moved to beautiful West Michigan, and met and married her husband, John Eardley, also a lawyer. For several years they practiced law together, handling all types of litigation throughout the State of Michigan, emphasizing negligence, including medical and legal malpractice, brain injuries, employment discrimination and family law.
John has retired, and devotes himself to caring for their 2 youngest children. Genie now has focused her statewide practice exclusively to medical and legal malpractice, and employment discrimination litigation for plaintiffs. She has a special interest in Whistleblower cases, and has served as an expert in legal malpractice cases. Genie is an active Member of the Executive Board of the Michigan Association for Justice, the Amicus Committee for MAJ, and National Employment Lawyer’s Association. She also serves on the State Bar of Michigan Judicial Qualifications Committee. She is a Member of the Michigan, Virginia and District of Columbia bars, and is admitted in several federal courts, including the 4th and 6th Circuit Courts of Appeal, and Western and Eastern Districts of Michigan.
Nicholas F.X. Gumina
Nick is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Cooley Law, and a summa cum laude graduate of Aquinas College, a History major, and holds school records in the hammer throw and 35lb weight throw, for which he received an undergraduate scholarship. He is an academic All-American and an athletic All American. He comes from a family of 4 brothers, which includes one other attorney, brother Max who practices law in New Orleans. He held a prestigious legal internship with the now retired Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Weaver, and impressed the court so well he was then hired as a law clerk for the Michigan Supreme Court, where he worked from May-November 2010 during a very interesting period in the high court’s history. “Nick” obtained a highly coveted position with the Michigan Court of Appeals as a law clerk, in Lansing and Grand Rapids. He earned the trust of our State’s highest courts to assist in analyzing and interpreting Michigan law, and ours as well. He will be handling complex legal and medical malpractice litigation, as well as employment and civil rights matters for individuals and appeals.