Faculty Profiles

Judith Gordon

Judith Gordon

Lecturer in Law
B.A. Wayne State University, 1976
J.D. Wayne State University, 1981

Judith Gordon teaches The Law and Your Life: Aligning Your Personal Values with the Practice of Law/Fundamentals of Professional Development.

Gordon is Principal of LeaderEsQ, a firm providing emotional intelligence, management skills, and collaborative leadership training to lawyers and law firm leaders. She designs research-driven, highly experiential programs for attorneys, firms and organizations driven to thrive. A certified mediator and coach with expertise in emotional and social intelligence, Gordon writes and speaks regularly on issues of well-being and the high-achieving professional. She is the author of Successful Happy Lawyering: Increase Your Bottom Line and Well-Being One Insight at a Time (2015), a self-coaching workbook for lawyers.

For nearly a decade, Gordon was Director of Marketing and Professional Development at Buchalter Nemer, PC. While there, she developed an internal mentoring program that trained attorneys in fundamental business development skills. Her article, “Your Practice or Your Life—Overcoming Modern-day Stressors,” appeared in the Daily Journal.

Gordon was Associate Director of Communications at the Milken Institute, an economic think tank in Santa Monica, where she co-authored Economic Prosperity, Women and Access to Credit: Best Practices in the Financial Markets (2000), a Special Report commissioned by the National Women’s Business Council, the Advisory Panel to the U.S. President and Congress on economic issues important to women business owners.

Gordon practiced law in New York City prior to her segue into business communication. She earned her B.A. in Biology at Wayne State University (1976) and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School (1981).