Gabe is a long time eastern North Carolinian. His family moved to Wake County after World War II from Onslow and Johnston Counties. He went to Enloe High and NC State University. Gabe attended Rutgers Law School where he was a Marshall-Brennan Fellow. After law school Gabe became a Miami Public Defender where they have a nationally recognized trial advocacy training program. He moved back home to North Carolina with his wife Holly in 2006. Holly’s family is from Sampson County.
Gabe had his own law practice focusing on immigration, workers compensation and personal injury. He has been a partner at a large personal injury firm, and has handled thousands of cases, litigated hundreds and tried dozens to a jury. He has even appealed a few. Gabe has a unique perspective on the intersection of workers compensation and personal injury.
Gabe says this about himself, “Beyond the paperwork of a case I have a passion for telling a person’s story. Often it is an entire family’s story. What separates the lawyers I truly admire are the ones who can tell a compelling story about a victim’s life. A story that comes through the evidence, argument, testimony, and other technicalities. I strive to do that daily.”
Gabe has been named an Emerging Legal Leader by the NC Bar Association in 2011. He served 2 terms on the NC Advocates for Justice Board of Governors. Gabe received the Citizen Lawyer award in 2020 for his service in the community and has taught continuing education in the area of personal injury liens and disbursement. Gabe and Holly have two teenage sons. Holly is a classically trained violinist and teaches Suzuki method violin in Cary, and Gabe enjoys tennis, guitars and is active at Cary First Methodist.
- North Carolina 2006
- Eastern District of NC in 2013