Lauren began her career working in the personal injury field in early 2017 by first serving as a Personal Assistant for Attorney Maria Gerber, and eventually taking on the role of Office Secretary. Lauren is very passionate about working in the legal field and in July 2020, she began officially working for Gerber Law as a Personal Injury Paralegal. She has remained a committed member of our team from the beginning, and is continually perfecting her craft.
Lauren particularly enjoys legal writing and research. Her strong sense of justice and empathy drives her as she provides caring, dedicated paralegal support to injured clients. When she’s not at work, Lauren can be found soaking up the Florida sunshine. As a native Floridian, she loves the outdoors and particularly enjoys going to the beach or exploring Florida’s many trails and gorgeous parks with her family.
Elizabeth “Liz” Owens
In 2000 Elizabeth began her career working in the personal injury field as a paralegal in Wilmington, Delaware. She gained invaluable knowledge working for an insurance defense firm where she remained for 14 years. Liz has worked on both sides of personal injury claims which has given her further insight into all aspects of personal injury law.
Liz recently moved to Venice, Florida in 2018 joining her husband, Gregg, who served 21 years in law enforcement in New Jersey, at the same time fulfilling a lifelong dream of “getting warm.” Liz jumped at the opportunity to work for Gerber Law as a paralegal immediately recognizing it was a “great fit.” Liz relishes the opportunity to assist people on a more personal level, and provide them with a caring, compassionate approach to their needs.
Trace graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences at the age of only 20. He graduated cum laude with a minor in math. Trace was nationally ranked in the top 3% of moot court college students in 2021 and in high school won many national titles in speech and debate.
While in college, Trace had the opportunity to intern at the Sarasota County State Attorney’s Office where he gained appreciation for how life altering events can impact crime victims. This experience gave him empathy for those who are also injured as a result of the negligence of another such as that which happens in an auto accident or slip and fall. Trace is now enrolled in law school and manages a challenging course load while assisting Gerber Law with legal research and drafting.