Denise M. Powers is a Jersey Girl at heart. She grew up in Cape May County, New Jersey, located at the very tip of the state. It is easy to get there–just go south on the Jersey Parkway until you reach Exit 0. You can’t take a wrong turn because if you continue south until you run out of road you will get to the spot where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Delaware Bay. Denise was born at home and delivered by a local doctor who also moonlighted as the town’s veterinarian. Denise is a snob when it comes to seafood. She grew up eating scallops and lobsters fresh off the boat, brought home by her Dad, a commercial fisherman. She moved to Texas where she attended and graduated from The University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio & Television Communications. Denise worked as a waitress to put herself through college. She met her husband, Roy, when she waited on him in a Houston nightclub. Roy asked Denise out when Roy’s brother made a bet that he wouldn’t do so. Roy has not collected, yet, on that bet. Denise and Roy have been married for 27 years and have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and two granddaughters. Family is a big part of her life.
Denise is a top-notch trial litigation paralegal specializing in the electronic presentation of evidence in the courtroom. She has extensive experience (50+ trials) in both federal and state courts. The majority of Denise’s trial work was done during her ten years of employment at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in the General Litigation Division (“GLD”). While in GLD, she worked on several high profile trials that involved extensive media coverage. She successfully manages the stressful situations and the fast-pace that is part of a busy litigation practice. Denise’s role at the firm is office administrator and trial paralegal.
Denise’s expectation when she first started working for Bill Gammon was that it would be a part-time contract job. She was ready to “take it easy.” It didn’t quite work out that way. The job has morphed into a “real job.” Bill’s fight against the banks and his passion for helping his clients made Denise rethink her plan of semi-retirement. She truly believes in the Gammon Law Office and values the camaraderie with her co-workers. Her favorite movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life.” She puts the firm in the role of George Bailey and the banks in the role of Mr. Potter. She takes Edward Burke’s quote to heart, “In order for evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing.” She knows the Gammon Law Office is fighting to bring about change in the application of the laws of Texas in foreclosure cases. Eventually banks will be held accountable.
- St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA(English Major)
- University of Houston, B.S.