Pittsburgh, PA
535 Smithfield Street, Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2302
(412) 395-1280

Philadelphia, PA
One Belmont Avenue, Suite 605
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(610) 227-2591

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Direct Dial: (412) 395-1275
Email: cgabriel@cdblaw.com

Christopher Gabriel

Areas of Practice:
Christopher P. Gabriel is a shareholder practicing in the areas of labor and employment, municipal law/school law, administrative law and appellate law.

Education and Professional Background:
St. Vincent College BA, 1999.

Duquesne University MA, 2001.

University of Pittsburgh School of Law JD, 2004.

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 2004.

Also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Allegheny County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Allegheny County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.

Professional Background

Mr. Gabriel represents counties, municipalities, and municipal authorities in matters relating to labor relations, collective bargaining, labor contract administration, grievances, labor arbitrations, personnel and human resources consultation and training and other general employment matters. He also counsels clients on matters related to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affordable Care Act, the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection law, and other state and federal laws impacting the workplace. Chris's ability to "tell it like it is" has made him a valued advisor to the law firm’s county and municipal clients. It has also made him a favored speaker at training sessions across the state sponsored by such local government organizations as the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Municipal League, the Local Government Academy and the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

Born in DuBois, Pennsylvania, Chris attended St. Vincent College in Latrobe, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in American History and Anthropology. Chris went on to Duquesne University, where he obtained a Master's degree in American History. Chris served as a field artillery soldier in the Pennsylvania National Guard. At law school, he was a member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Journal of Technology Law & Policy.

On a Personal Note...

Chris enjoys reading, keeping abreast of current events and traveling, but prefers to spend most of his time at his home in Renfrew, a rural community in Butler County, where he lives with his wife and children.