Rachel E. Gusman
Rachel E. Gusman graduated in 2008 with honors from The University of Tulsa College of Law. She is a junior partner with Graves McLain, having worked for the firm since her second year in law school. A dedicated alumna of the College of Law, she has served on the Alumni Board of Directors (2012-2015); participated in and recruited during on-campus interviews; and attended and planned events for students and alumni.
She is a committed and passionate advocate for her clients’ rights, concentrating her practice in the areas of medical negligence, motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, vaccine injuries and civil rights litigation.
In 2012, Gusman secured an $11 million settlement through the National Vaccine Compensation Program on behalf of a child who suffered injuries from a routine vaccination. In just nine years of practice, she has also secured millions of dollars by verdict and settlement on behalf of clients who have suffered injuries as a result of excessive force, wrongful death, dog attacks and unsafe premises.
In addition to the zealous representation of her clients, Gusman volunteers with the Lawyers Fighting Hunger Spring and Thanksgiving Drives that have fed, and continue to feed, thousands of families across Oklahoma. Through Tulsa Lawyers for Children, she represents children who are adjudicated deprived and are in the custody of the Department of Human Services. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Operation Aware, a program dedicated to equipping youth, through prevention education, with the knowledge and skills to make positive life choices.
Gusman has been recognized as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers® for seven consecutive years beginning in 2010 for her professional achievements and industry recognitions. She has been rated by Martindale-Hubbel AV Preeminent and has been recognized by her peers by being named the Tulsa County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2011 and has received the American Association for Justice New Lawyer Division Excellence Award in 2017.
She is active in the Tulsa County Bar Association, Oklahoma Association for Justice and American Association for Justice holding numerous committee appointments, including her most recent as secretary to the American Association for Justice’s Minority Caucus.