Debbie Adest

Debbie is responsible for scheduling mediations for Mark Gilbert, Courtenay Bass, Rip Parker, and Brian Gerron. Debbie earned a degree in Paralegal Studies from El Centro College. She began her career as a legal assistant in 1994 with the Law Offices of David M. Vereeke. Her mediation scheduling experience began in 1997 with a local mediator. She joined Mark Gilbert in 2001 and thereafter has successfully handled the scheduling of thousands of mediations. As a litigation assistant, she handled a variety of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle collisions and premises liability cases. You may reach Debbie at 214.303.4574 or email her at

Brenda Gutierrez

Brenda is responsible for scheduling mediations for James Juneau, Ashley (de la Cerda) Evans, Michael Carnahan, Clayton Devin, Todd Betanzos, Jennifer Stephens, Nancy Carnahan, Ken Wright, and Doug Fletcher. Brenda earned a Legal Assistant Certificate from Central Texas Commercial College. She began her career in the legal field in 1996 at Wills & Smythe, P.C. in Dallas. She later worked at The Smythe Law Firm, P.C. in Arlington, where she managed a busy office that handled personal injury, business, and federal criminal litigation. Her responsibilities included client contact, file management, document preparation, and assistance at trials. In 2004, she moved back to Dallas and added bankruptcy and family law to her experience. Brenda is also fluent in Spanish. You may reach Brenda at 214.303.4505 or email her at