Gabriel P. Harvis focuses his practice on serious cases of police misconduct and jail abuse, and frequently brings actions on behalf of those challenging unconstitutional governmental policies and practices. Mr. Harvis began his career defending City employees, primarily police and correction officers, in federal civil rights damages actions and jury trials as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in New York City's Law Department. During his government service, Mr. Harvis defended over 100 civil rights cases in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and worked on high profile class action, wrongful death and equal protection cases, among others.
Since entering private practice in 2010, Mr. Harvis has handled a number of important cases, made new law in the area of civil rights, won several federal jury trials on behalf of plaintiffs and successfully argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on the issues of qualified immunity and probable cause. Mr. Harvis is regularly quoted in the New York Times and other publications, lectures on issues related to civil rights litigation and police misconduct and serves on the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Civil Rights.
Mr. Harvis is an alumnus of Brooklyn Law School and a member of the Federal Bar Council and the National Police Accountability Project. He is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Licensed since 2007
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Finalist, Best Law Firm Website 2012||Lawyerist.com||2012|
|Partner||Harvis Wright & Fett LLP||2010 - Present|
|Assistant Corporation Counsel, Special Federal Litigation||New York City Law Department, Office Of The Corporation Counsel||2006 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of the Bar of the City of New York||Member, Committee on Civil Rights||2013 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association, Civil Rights Committee||Interim Chair, Stop and Frisk Subcommittee||2013 - 2013|
|Federal Bar Council||Member||2010 - Present|
|National Police Accountability Project||Member||2010 - Present|
|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|