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Gabrielle E. Espy

Construction and development Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2017
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Gabrielle

Learn Gabrielle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Commercial and Residential Construction Litigation

  2. Real estate
    Real Estate Litigation

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Contract Dispute Litigation

Gabrielle E. Espy focuses her practice on representing corporations and individual clients across a wide variety of matters, including business, construction, real estate, and contract disputes.

Gabrielle has in-depth knowledge and experience handling matters involving commercial and residential construction, mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, property rights, property boundary disputes, easements, buyer-seller disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, bank and tax foreclosures, title clearing, condominium and homeowners’ associations, creditor-rights and collections, and bankruptcies.

Gabrielle approaches litigation with an abundance of care, recognizing that lawsuits can present a great deal of stress for those involved. With experience counseling prominent Fortune 500 companies to small business owners on an array of matters, she knows the importance of prioritizing transparency and keeping clients well informed throughout all steps of the case. Gabrielle is committed to understanding her clients’ objectives and devises strategies unique to each client to achieve those objectives in an efficient manner.

Gabrielle was raised in Decatur, Georgia. She graduated from Washington & Lee University in 2013 with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Music. While at Washington & Lee, she served as the President of Generals Interested in Legal Studies, Chair of the Alpha Delta Pi Scholarship Committee, as well as a member of the university orchestra and blue grass ensemble. Gabrielle earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2016. While at UGA Law, Ms. Espy served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, as President of the Labor and Employment Law Association, Vice President of the Georgia Society for International and Comparative Law, and as an organizer of UGA’s Take Back the Night, a fundraiser for The Cottage and Project Safe.

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Weener Nathan Phillips LLP
5887 Glenridge Drive NE
Suite 275
Atlanta, GA, 30328


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Brandon | February 6, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive & Professional Lawyer
I was seeking legal guidance to aid in reviewing a major home improvement construction contract. Attorney Gabrielle Espy was prompt in her communication. She explained the contract using plain terms, that were simple to understand. Efficient communications. Due to this Attorney’s expertise, I was able to consider more clearly both the advantages & disadvantages of proceeding with the chosen home construction project, before moving forward with the project. This made it easier to make an informed decision about whether to proceed. I made my choice with confidence.
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Posted by Theresa | August 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Professional and Efficient
Gabrielle has an exceptionally strong eye for detail and a very calm demeanor which allowed me to stay at ease when discussing a subject that was sensitive for me. She was well organized, diligent, and highly determined to ensure a successful resolution. Of utmost importance for me was having someone that had my interest in the forefront and Ms. Espy displayed such by being quick to respond to my questions and requests as well as consistently treating me in a manner which allowed me to maintain my dignity. Overall, I see Gabrielle as an extremely talented attorney who cares a great deal about her clients and the firm she represents. Without hesitation, I would recommend her and utilize her services for my personal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer I’ve ever dealt with
I haven’t dealt with many lawyers but I have consulted with Gabrielle many times and she has always been so professional, kind, knowledgeable, and problem solver. I highly recommend Gabrielle for any law activities. I will be using her again for all future endeavors.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and efficient
Gabrielle kept me informed every step of the way. She was very patient understanding and provided very necessary information about the process and what was required to get things done in a timely manner. I would absolutely recommend her.
Posted by Alexis | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Documents for Business Procurement
I contacted Ms. Espy for assistance with reviewing legal documents associated with procuring a franchise. Not only was the turn around time impressive, but she also maintained an open line of clear communication with me throughout the process. Her analysis and feedback was extremely thorough and even the franchiser made mention of what a keen eye she had for suggesting some of the amendments that she did, for which they were more than willing to oblige. Because of her competency and professionalism, the entire process was seamless and successful. I am very grateful for the service she provided and would recommend her without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Services Highly Recommended
I contacted Mrs. Espy in regards to citations being given to me from the city code enforcer, for unauthorized work being done to my property from a general contractor. My situation was very unique and a nightmare, due to the fact as one issue was handled other issues would arise. Since I spend my time out the country 95% of the year posed another challenge in itself, with having to appear on certain court dates. Mrs. Espy was able to arrange with the courts and be there in my behalf and ultimately provide solutions and help resolve not just my initial concern regarding city code enforcer citations, but other property problems that came up. Since then I have referred my business associates to her as well and hired her for drafting and finalizing a business partnership agreement.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Weener Nathan Phillips LLP
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • O'Kelley & Sorohan, LLC
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Law Clerk
  • Greenberg Taurig
  • 2016 - 2017
  • In-House Counsel Legal Intern
  • U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Summer Associate
  • McFadden, White, Sprattlin & Davis, LLC
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Intern
  • Greenberg Taurig
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Intern
  • United Parcel Service (UPS) Public Affairs
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Intern
  • Fulton County Juvenile Court
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Intern
  • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Intern
  • Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Buckley & Klein, LLP
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Intern
  • Nancy J. Whaley Chapter 13 Trustee
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Intern
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • 2007 - 2007
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  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Washington and Lee University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $400K+ Judgement in Landlord/Tenant Dispute
  • Judgment for Landlord Client in the Amount of over $400,000.
  • Over $90k Damages and Attorneys Awarded in Construction Dispute
  • Plaintiff Dismissed Suit Against Client in Construction Dispute


  • Atlanta Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Black Women in Construction
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, YLD Real Estate Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - 2021
  • State Bar of Georgia, YLD's Representative Council
  • Executive Council
  • 2018 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Everett A. Martin Scholarship
  • Washington & Lee University
  • N/A
  • Greg Eugene Mohr Scholarship
  • Washington & Lee University
  • N/A
  • John Jenkins Award
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • N/A


  • The Atlanta Lawyer
  • The Atlanta Bar SLIP Appreciation Breakfast
  • 2015
  • Cracking the Code
  • My Summer Law Internship
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Department of Labor Regional Seminars
  • New Labor & Employment Laws in 2016
  • 2016
  • Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship
  • How to Get Into Law School
  • 2016
  • Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program Appreciation Breakfast
  • The Impact of the Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program
  • 2015
  • Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program
  • College Tips & Tricks
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Gabrielle
Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Espy on numerous cases over the past few years and find her to be an both an exceptional attorney, and hard worker who zealously advocates for her clients in every stage of the proceedings. I would recommend Ms. Espy to my own friends and family."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gabby is a great lawyer. I endorse her."
Personal injury

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Atlanta Construction and development Lawyer Gabrielle E. Espy
Gabrielle E. Espy
Construction and development Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 6 years