I focus my practice on serious cases of police misconduct and jail abuse, and frequently bring actions on behalf of those challenging unconstitutional governmental policies and practices. I began my 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 my government service, I 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, I have 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. I have been quoted in the New York Times and other publications, lectured on issues related to civil rights litigation and police misconduct and serve on the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Civil Rights.
I am an alumnus of Brooklyn Law School and a member of the Federal Bar Council and the National Police Accountability Project. I am 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.
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Many of my clients have gone to Gabe when their civil rights were violated. He has always done an exceptional job representing them. His experience and know-how were key to securing excellent results for them. I highly recommend him.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Finalist, Best Law Firm Website 2012||Lawyerist.com||2012|
|Partner||Harvis & 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|
|Federal Bar Council||Member||2010 - Present|
|National Police Accountability Project||Member||2010 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association, Civil Rights Committee||Interim Chair, Stop and Frisk Subcommittee||2013 - 2013|
|Schwartz v. City of New York||Settlement|
|Lucas v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey||Punitive damages awarded to plaintiff|
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|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|