I am the senior associate at the Law Offices of Patrick Markey, P.C. I graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2011 where I participated in the Family Law Clinic and focused my legal education on family-related matters. In January 2010, I continued my education in the area of family law when I joined the Law Offices of Patrick Markey as a law clerk.
Through my work with the Family Law Clinic and the Law Offices of Patrick Markey, I have assisted clients with a wide range of family law issues, including divorce, custody, visitation, child support, contribution to college expenses, spousal support, property division and post-judgment matters. I believe that I excel in the courtroom litigating issues as needed for my clients; however, I recognize when cooperating with the other party serves my client’s goals more effectively.
Additionally, thanks to my mother, I speak Spanish fluently and have handled various matters for our firm’s Spanish-speaking clients. I am currently a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. Prior to attending law school, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dartmouth College in 2003.
Most recently, I won an appeal for a client in the Third District of Illinois. The trial court judge incorrectly ordered my client to pay for college when Illinois law clearly barred him from doing so. To read the Appellate Court's decision in In re Marriage of Jones, please go to:
Languages spoken: Spanish
Hourly ($225-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)
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Gabriela is an excellent lawyer. She is reasonable in her positions and knowledgeable in the law, but will fight when the issue is worthwhile, which is what being a true advocate is all about. Her writing and work product are a cut-above. In my experience with Gabriela, she can effectively work with counsel in bringing equitable resolution to complex issues.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2011||08/10/2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Young Lawyers Section of Chicago Bar Assoc||Secretary/Treasurer||2013 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Special Project Coordinator||2011 - 2013|
|In re Marriage of Jones||Trial court reversed in favor of my client|
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|Chicago Kent College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2011|
|Dartmouth College||Psychology||Bachelor of Art||2003|