Partner Rebecca Gabroy is well known throughout California for her successful handling of complex civil litigation. Based in WSHB’s Orange County office, Rebecca is a go-to lawyer for her legal prowess handling catastrophic injury, wrongful death and other matters with potential for high exposure. Her trial successes include a defense verdict in a complicated employment case delivered by a jury during the height of the pandemic, giving Rebecca the distinction of being one of the few lawyers in the United States to try a jury case to defense verdict during a time frame where few people would set foot in the courtroom. Rebecca brings this fearless passion, justifiable confidence and thoughtful leadership in every case she handles.
Truly a versatile and well-rounded lawyer, her impressive range of experience encompasses a broad spectrum of practice areas including, transportation, products, labor and employment, business litigation and medical negligence. Her work in the cannabis and the equine space is groundbreaking, providing safe counsel to clients around the world. Rebecca is equally well known for her expertise defending corporations, professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, public entities and investors. Her down-to-earth but detail-oriented approach to litigation is one of the many reasons clients love her.
She credits her success as a defense lawyer to her years spent litigating for a boutique plaintiff’s trial law firm. Knowledge and strategies gained from the plaintiff side of the equation, focused on complex premises liability, products liability, catastrophic injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice matters, is a decided advantage as she approaches each matter. Not only did she successfully litigate hotly contested claims against multi-billion dollar companies, her experience at a plaintiff’s firm has given her a unique “insiders” perspective defending claims and minimizing risks to clients. She is truly the perfect combination of the modern lawyer.
When not zealously defending firm clients, Rebecca enjoys performing pro bono work for the disadvantaged, assisting people navigate the legal issues associated with the disadvantaged in Costa Rica, appearing before the United Nations’ Courts of Human Rights; participating in the Beazer Homes clinic and assisting those fleeing from war and terrorism. She is proud of her work assisting veterans in end-of life planning.
- Charlotte School of Law (J.D., 2014, cum laude)
- California State University, Sacramento (B.A., 2011, summa cum laude)
Licensed to Practice in
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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- Phi Beta Kappa, Lifetime Member
- Orange County Bar Association, Member
- Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- California State Bar, Member