Gabriela M. Barake
Gabriela Barake is an attorney in the Labor & Employment and Trial & Appellate Litigation sections of Jackson Walker’s Houston office. She offers experience in the areas of employment disputes, fiduciary litigation, probate and trust administration, and general business litigation.
Gabriela’s practice concentrates on the representation of individuals and companies in employment disputes and commercial litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She handles claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. She has also represented clients in mediations, workplace investigations, unemployment and wage claim hearings before the Texas Workforce Commission, and collective action trials.
Gabriela also represents trustees, administrators, guardians, and executors in probate, trust, and guardianship matters. She is passionate about helping individuals who suffer from dementia, mental illness, physical and mental limitations, and other disabilities, and makes it a priority to ensure they have a guardian to protect their needs.
B.A.H., University of Guelph
J.D., University of Houston Law Center
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2020-2023
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Woodward/White Inc.)
- Litigation – Trusts and Estates, 2021-2024
- Commercial Litigation
- Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2024
- Top 40 Under 40, American Academy of Attorneys, 2019
- American Bar Association
- Houston Bar Association
August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
May 11, 2023Webinars
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April 24, 2023Newsletters
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March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
August 18, 2022Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 214 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2023 Edition, Including 11 “Lawyers of the Year” and 41 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 214 Jackson Walker attorneys across 6 offices and 79 specialty practice areas in its 2023 edition, including 11 Lawyers of the Year and 41 Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers listings are based on an exhaustive peer review survey of thousands of attorneys who vote on the legal abilities of others in their practice areas.