Gabrielle is a successful civil litigator with substantial jury trial experience. A licensed attorney since the year 2000, Gabrielle brings her track record as both Plaintiff and Defense counsel to Brereton, Mohamed, & Terrazas, where her practice currently focuses on general civil litigation, trust and estate litigation, business and property disputes, public policy, personal injury, and employment law.
Prior to joining Brereton, Mohamed, & Terrazas, Gabrielle practiced for several years representing plaintiffs in employment and personal injury matters. In 2017, Gabrielle was part of the legal team that was a finalist for Consumer Attorneys of California’s Attorney of the Year award for Coates et al v. Farmers Insurance, a case involving violations of the Equal Pay Act, and which resulted in a $4.1 million settlement. Gabrielle also has experience representing and counseling employers, (in both the private and public sector), on a wide array of labor and employment issues, including discipline and termination, employee handbooks and employer policies and procedures, employee leave of absence laws, and the disability interactive process.
Gabrielle started her career in insurance defense, defending individuals and businesses in personal injury lawsuits and other civil matters.
Gabrielle understands that litigation can be stressful and uncertain, so she provides reassurance and moral support to her clients, guiding them step-by-step through the litigation process.
Gabrielle grew up in Santa Cruz and attended Santa Cruz city schools. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1996 with a B.S. in Psychology. She graduated from UC Hastings School of Law and has been licensed to practice law since 2000.