Gabriel primarily focuses on supporting each year’s graduating class. An attorney, mediator, and certified health and wellness coach, Gabriel helped start several award-winning television series for MTV and directed feature films and music videos. He brings extensive litigation experience settling cases as an attorney representing both defendants and plaintiffs and as a panel mediator for the Bar Association of San Francisco. He started his legal career at York, Hanawalt, and Brock before starting his own firm. He mediates cases for the SF Department of Police Accountability, resolving disputes between citizens and police officers, and he serves as a volunteer arbitrator for SF Human Services homeless shelters. While at UC Hastings, Gabriel completed the Group Justice Clinic, working with female prisoners. He also worked for the SF Public Defender’s Office, the Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of Legal Affairs, and he has been a volunteer attorney for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel for over 13 years. Gabriel received his B.A. from the USC Film School, his M.A. in Social Thought from NYU, and his JD from UC Hastings. He studied Irish Film at Trinity College in Dublin, and painting in Madrid’s Prado Museum. In addition to his legal practice, Gabriel is an active playwright and basketball fanatic. He brings creativity to students and graduates, helping them to develop new and existing careers they feel passionate about.