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David M Gabriel

About me

I am an experienced trial attorney and litigator.  I have been representing individuals and families throughout Massachusetts for almost three decades in matters of family law, personal injury and criminal defense.  I understand the necessity of extensive preparation and how preparatoin translates to a position of strength at trial and throughout the negotiation process.  I am committed to representing my clients to the best of my ability and to providing quality legal services at a reasonable cost.  My role as an advocate extends beyond the court room.  I recognize that my clients are often in crisis and require compassion, understanding and guidance.  I advise my clients throughout the process and keep them informed along the way.  I treat every case as if it were my own. I've had considerable success as a litigator.  I invite you to review a sampling of cases, results and detailed testimonials in the testimonial and results sections of website at   I look forward to serving you. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 65%
    31 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    31 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    31 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicole Reilly

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    Nicole Reilly Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lisa A. Greenberg

    I referred a very difficult equity / domestic relations case to David. He researched the law, pinpointed the facts, and totally obliterated the opposing counsel.


    Lisa Greenberg Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

David M. Gabriel & Associates

131 Dodge Street
Beverly, MA, 01915-1989


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified MediatorMediation Works2008
Certiied Divorce MediatorMediation Works2008
Cum LaudeBoston College1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDavid M. Gabriel & Associates1994 - Present
PartnerLaw Offices of Richard J. Gabriel & David M. Gabriel, PC1988 - 1994
AssociateGabriel & Gabriel1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
Essex County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2001
Worcester County Bar AssociationMember1985 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
O'Neill vs. O'NeillWife's complaint for modification seeking and increase in alimony was dismissed after trial.
Schlegel vs. SchlegelDecision strongly in favor of Father
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Publication nameTitleDate
FindLawAlimony Reform Proposed in Massachusetts2010
FindlawMediation: Affordable Bridge from Marital Strife to Happy Life2010
Findlaw Knowledge BaseTaxes in Divorce2010
FindlawMassachusetts Becomes First State to Challenge Legality of DOMA2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Boston CollegeEnglishOther - Bachelors1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce in a NutshellDivorce2014
2014 Practical Skills SeminarDivorce2014
Practical Skills SeminarDivorce2013
Advocacy and Drafting Under the New Alimony Reform LegislationAlimony Reform2013
Divorce CLEDivorce Demystified2012