Christopher P. Gabriel
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Allegheny County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D.
Duquesne University, M.A., American History
St. Vincent College, B.A., American History
Chris Gabriel represents a wide variety of clients in labor negotiations, grievance and interest arbitration, representation before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the State Civil Service Commission, and before the state and federal courts. Chris represents clients as County, Municipal Authority, or Municipal Solicitor. Chris is available to serve as arbitrator and/or mediator of labor and employment cases.
Examples of Chris’ experience include:
Labor Contract Negotiations
Labor Law and Personnel Matter Counseling
HR Consulting and Advice
Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board
Representation Matters before the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board
Wage and Hour Issues with the Federal Department of Labor and the Fair Labor Standards Act
Transportation Matters, including Duty Hours Restrictions for Commercial Drivers
Municipal and County Pension Matters
HR Training for HR Professionals and Supervisory Level and Rank and File Employees Including:
Proper Write Ups and Documentation
ADA and FMLA
Technology in the Workplace
Police and Fire Fighter Issues
Chris is known for his personal dedication to his clients and for his ability to navigate disputes between labor and management to a favorable conclusion, accepted by all parties. He understands that they expect responsiveness and dedicated focus on their issues and he has worked for many years to build those values into a long-term client base. He is committed to having every new client receive that same level of service.
Chris earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to law school Chris attended St. Vincent College and earned his B.A. in American History. During that time Chris also served in the Pennsylvania National Guard in the 1/107th Field Artillery. He went on to graduate school at Duquesne University, earning an M.A. in American History.
Chris has also logged about 60 hours as a pilot as he pursues his private pilot license at High Flight Academy in Butler, Pennsylvania (he had hoped to be finished before this was posted).