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Olivia Gabriel

Divorce and separation Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.4   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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With more than sixteen years of experience, Attorney Olivia Gabriel has built a highly successful law firm in Philadelphia, PA. A champion in the courtroom, Olivia’s general practice and litigation experience includes cases involving a vast array of personal injury cases and business litigation spanning across multiple sectors.

She began her legal career in 1995 as a judicial intern in Los Angeles Superior Court.​Early in her legal career, Olivia gained invaluable trial experience as a public defender in one of the nation’s toughest courtrooms in Philadelphia. She argued multiple cases before jurors for successful verdicts in hotly contested trials. Today, Olivia uses these experiences to fight for her own clients

​Olivia now takes on family law, criminal law, business law, and personal injury cases as well as Philadelphia estate planning. Olivia is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and is fluent in English, French, and Haitian Creole.

Olivia is a passionate attorney and an even better friend who prides herself in justice and fairness.

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Compassionate Lawyer with fourteen years of experience.

Location

The Gabriel Law Firm, LLC
1800 JFK Blvd.
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-2968

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Richard | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Olivia helped me with a tenant landlord case. She was informative and patient with respect to my case. She was able to get me the best outcome for my case. extremely diligent in getting the results I needed.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Collick
Olivia Gabriel, is very professional lawyer. She handle my case very well and all charges were dismissed. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Tamika/Calvin Washington | August 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I want to just say thank you to Attorney Olivia Gabriel. She was truly awesome in taken my brothers divorce case and helping him correctly file and finalize his divorce. I believe it was 4yrs ago he seeked out another lawyer who did nothing she said she would do. Olivia heard the details and worker very hard in getting the correct divorce filed and finalized. She was very easy to communicate with and answered every question whenever we asked. She was efficient and fast. Again I want to say thank you for all that you've done. I definitely will recommend her.
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Posted by Hassanah | July 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mrs. Gabriel and her staff did an excellent job. They went above and beyond with being patient and making sure that the whole process went smoothly.
Posted by Jennifer | July 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Olivia went to Court for me when I had a 6 year old bench warrant. I thought I was going to jail but after her representation the case was dismissed and now I can pursue my Nursing Career. Thank you Olivia!
Posted by RICARDO | July 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
This attorney saved my life!
I was facing charges for things that I did not do. I thought it would be s simple as presenting evidence, but the legal system is much more complex than that. Olivia Gabriel maneuvered expertly through the process and handled bail hearings, prosecutors, and judges. She was able to research obscure subject matter and worked legal miracles. I owe the stability of my career, my property, and my freedom to her work. This attorney does a great service to the community.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Recant review
I would like to take this time to recant my previous review after speaking to ms. Gabriel she straightened the situation out it was miscommunication not on her part she assured me that things are actually going well Thank you ms. Gabriel
Posted by Dorothy | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
I contacted Attorney Gabriel after my Aunt passed away. My Aunt lived in another state and I was the person my Aunt chose to probate her will. My second cousin,who did not visit my Aunt before she died wanted me to step down. I refused to step down. I felt that my cousin was disrespectful to me and she had no authority to remove me from being the Executive of my Aunt's will.
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Posted by Dustin | October 3, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Do NOT Recommend
On June 28th, 2023, I contacted Olivia Gabriel, referred by the Philadelphia Bar Association due to a prior referral's communication issues. My case involved a tenant-landlord dispute, with me as the tenant. Unfortunately, my first impression during our 30-minute initial consultation, which I paid a referral fee for, was less than welcoming. Despite the time constraints, Olivia seemed more interested in talking than listening, repeatedly stating, "You are only entitled to a 30-minute call." I had to interrupt to share the details of my case, leaving me with the impression that she was trying to rush through our conversation. Despite this, Olivia did offer some advice, such as putting my rent money into escrow, which is the reason for the 1-star rating, that and the fact I can’t leave a 0-star review. When I mentioned sending her documents for review, she reluctantly agreed but made it clear she only cared about the time limit. After sending her the documents, she criticized the volume, again showing a lack of concern for my situation. When I inquired about the cost of filing a suit, she quoted a price of approximately $1,000 and suggested waiting until the end of my lease to include all issues. However, when I contacted her as advised, Olivia seemed unaware of my need to file a suit, asking about a court date. This miscommunication led to scheduling a call for September 18th at 5 pm. In preparation, I meticulously wrote an 8-page document detailing the violations and wrongdoings of my landlord, along with over 200 pages of supporting exhibits, along with an inquiry about payment and representation. To my surprise, Olivia responded by deeming, “This is not a one thousand dollars case” and requiring a deposit of $2,500, contradicting her previous quote. When the scheduled call time arrived, Olivia didn't call, and I had to reach out at 5:05 pm. Her response was hostile, blaming me for her delay, as she stated, “I was on the phone!” despite her being the one to select the date and time for our call. She did not let me know she was running late or otherwise preoccupied. During our conversation, I asked if she reviewed the documents I sent, even briefly, and she said, “No. You were only entailed to 30 minutes with me and that is up. I am not going to review anything you send me, especially since I am not getting paid for this.” Then proceeded to yell at me for having over 200+ pages of exhibits, stating, “Why do you have all of these pages!? Is it even necessary?” I said, “Yes, all of those pages showcase the emails and proof of all of the wrongdoings, as stated in my initial document. They would help my case. Again, I wanted you to have everything now so you can make a well-informed decision on if you are able to successfully take my case.” She then said, “Well, before you called me, I was on the phone. So, I will call you back in a moment”, then she abruptly hung up on me, and it has been more than 2 weeks without a callback. My interactions with Olivia Gabriel have left me with the impression that she prioritizes money over client communication. In comparison, a prior case with another firm required a $1,500 retainer and provided access to a whole team. Olivia operates as a one-person practice, yet her fees exceed those of larger firms with better client relations. Based on my experiences, I would advise others to save their time and money and look elsewhere for legal representation. Olivia's approach does not align with respectful and client-focused services. I believe the Philadelphia Bar Association should reconsider referrals to her, especially for tenant-landlord cases, which do not appear to be within her top 5 primary areas of expertise based on her Avvo profile. So why was she even referred to me in the first place?
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Gabriel Law Firm, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • City Of Philadelphia Law Department
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office Of Harper J. Dimmerman, PC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Defender Association Of Philadelphia
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Teacher
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • 1998 - 2001
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Associations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Creole

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Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
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"I endorse this lawyer. Olivia provides exceptional client service and knows her stuff, especially when it comes to criminal defense. If you have legal issues, look no further."
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Philadelphia Divorce and separation Lawyer Olivia Gabriel
Olivia Gabriel
Divorce and separation Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 19 years
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