Gil Cabrera has been an attorney in San Diego for over fifteen years. Prior to forming The Cabrera Firm, Mr. Cabrera was a senior associate with Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and an associate with Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP where he specialized in business litigation, securities litigation, intellectual property, employment law and white collar criminal defense. During the course of litigation, Mr. Cabrera often counseled clients regarding insurance coverage issues and worked with insurance carriers to make sure client insurance policies were fully utilized. As part of his practice, Mr. Cabrera also assisted and was a team member in several transactions providing a litigator's perspective and experience in the drafting of agreements between parties.
Mr. Cabrera's experience includes representing companies and individuals in trials both large and small. He has successfully represented some of the largest companies in the country including PacifiCare Health Systems and Gateway, Inc., as well as small local companies and individuals. He has also represented companies and individuals before government agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Department of Justice and the California Attorney General's Office. Mr. Cabrera is admitted to practice law before all state and federal courts in California and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the litigation section of the State Bar of California, the Federal Bar Association, the San Diego County Bar Association, the San Diego Lawyers Club, the Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court and the American Business Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Cabrera received his J.D. from Boston College in 1997 where he served as Notes Editor for the Third World Law Journal and was a Presidential Scholar. Mr. Cabrera received his B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton in 1994.
Mr. Cabrera is a past Chair and Commissioner of the City of San Diego Ethics Commission which monitors and enforces the City's governmental campaign finance and ethics laws and proposes new governmental ethics law reforms. Mr. Cabrera also has served as the Chair of the San Diego Chief of Police's Use of Force Task Force, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego and Member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America National Board of Directors.