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Christopher P. Gabriel

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 412-328-5853

Fax: 412-744-0074
cgabriel@gabrielfera.com

PRACTICE AREAS

Labor

Employment

Municipal

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Allegheny County Bar Association - Labor and Employment Section

EDUCATION

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

Interest Arbitration

Grievance Arbitration

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:

Disciplinary Process

Proper Write Ups and Documentation

Sex Harassment

ADA and FMLA

FLSA Compliance

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 is also a pilot with more than 100 hours of flight time in Cessna, Diamond, and Piper airplanes.

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