Gloria Becker Attorney
Gloria is a fearless advocate for businesses in commercial claims, catastrophic torts and health care defense. Her diverse client base includes private and public companies of all sizes, banks, universities and schools, hospitals, physicians, product manufacturers, landlords, and insurance companies. Her practice areas include medical malpractice, business litigation, products and medical device liability, environmental toxins, trucking and transportation, products liability, premises liability, and unfair trade practices.
Gloria recently obtained a defense verdict for a physician and national health care group after weeks of trial in a medical malpractice case where plaintiff asked the jury for $16 million in wrongful death damages. Gloria has also defended a physician in a trial where she obtained a directed verdict in a medical malpractice case at the close of plaintiff's evidence. Some of her favorite cases include a defense jury verdict for large trucking company whose truck driver was accused of racing and playing “chicken” with the plaintiff on a major highway, causing a head-on collision in the center of the road; dismissal of a case alleging first responders negligently declared a man dead who was transported to the morgue in a body bag but later found to be found alive by the medical examiner; litigation of complex negligent security claims arising out of the rape and murder of a tenant where after an initial dismissal she obtained summary judgment for one of the largest private equity real estate investment trusts in the nation; dismissal for an EMS Fire and Rescue team where Complaint alleged that improper handling caused the plaintiff to become a quadriplegic; and ratcheted nuisance settlements for a top private university sued for alleged toxic exposure to mold.
Gloria attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A, 1996); Campbell University School of Law (2000) cum laude, where she finished fourth in her class and was on the Campbell Law Review. She has been invited to instruct at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and has served as a moot court and trial advocacy judge in various law school competitions.