Gabriel Assaad grew up in Rochester, New York. After graduating from McQuaid Jesuit High School, he attended the University of Florida and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1996. Afterwards, he worked as a design engineer for a consulting firm in Rochester, NY. Mr. Assaad then decided he wanted to go to law school and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University Law School.
After graduating from Vanderbilt Law School in 2001, Mr. Assaad accepted a position with Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, a large Washington, DC law firm. At Dickstein Shapiro, he worked primarily on Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution. In 2004, Mr. Assaad decided to leave the Big Firm practice and pursued his goals of representing individuals in the justice system. Mr. Assaad joined Paulson & Nace, a nationally recognized personal injury law firm in Washington, D.C. There Mr. Assaad represented clients in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases. While at Paulson and Nace, Mr. Assaad represented hundreds of victims of negligence and was first chair or second chair in over 15 trials.
In 2008, Mr. Assaad opened up his law firm in Washington, DC and continued to represent victims of negligence and medical malpractice.
In 2010, Mr. Assaad and his wife had their first child and decided to relocate to Houston, TX to be closer to family. On January 3, 2012, Mr. Assaad joined Kennedy Hodges LLP. At Kennedy Hodges, he continued his representation of individuals that were victims of malpractice and negligence. In addition, Mr. Assaad also represents individuals in which their employers failed to properly pay them their due wages.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2011||05/28/2022|
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2001||03/25/2022|
|Of Counsel||McDonald Worley, PC||2019 - Present|
|Partner||Kennedy Hodges, LLP||2012 - 2019|
|Owner||Assaad Law, PLLC||2008 - 2014|
|Attorney||Paulsoin & Nace||2003 - 2008|
|Associate||Dickstein Shapiro, LLP||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Houston Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2004 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.||Member||2003 - Present|
|University of Florida||BS - Bachelor of Science||1996|
|Julia Bachleitner v. District Lounge||$1,000,000 Verdict|
|Jay Houston v. Christus St. John Hospital||$1,610,000 Verdict|