Gayle Lopez

Professor/Management Department Chair


Office: BUS 212J


Phone: 231.591.3170

Professional activities and areas of interest

Gayle Lopez is an attorney who teaches Business Law and Legal Studies courses in the College of Business. Gayle is a member of the Michigan Bar Association, the California Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to teaching at Ferris, Gayle practiced law in California for 8 years. She represented defendants in a variety of litigated civil cases including premises liability, products liability, automobile liability, contractual indemnity and construction defect. She has an extensive insurance background which includes contracts and insurance coverage analysis. Gayle is enjoying her return to Michigan after living in California for 13 years. She is excited about sharing her interest in the law with her students.


  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law
  • B.S., Business Administration, Ferris State University
  • A.A.S., Legal Assisting, Ferris State University


Master of Business Administration, Business Administration, Risk Management and Insurance, Legal Studies, Graduate Programs