As co-chair of Hahn Loeser’s San Diego Litigation Practice group, Gabe P. Wright dedicates his practice to serving clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation and real estate matters.
In his commercial litigation practice, Gabe represents clients in a broad array of business disputes, often serving as their outside general counsel on day-to-day issues. Gabe has litigated and advised clients on issues involving contract disputes, corporate governance issues, shareholder and director disputes, business interference, trade secret, and product liability litigation.
As a part of his commercial litigation practices, Gabe represents clients from various industry sectors in the defense of consumer litigation involving the CLRA, Unfair Business Practices, Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Gabe’s representation of clients in these areas includes defense of class actions as well as individual claims.
Gabe also has a diverse and in-depth real estate litigation practice representing clients in all areas of litigation, including construction disputes, real property purchases, homeowners’ association disputes, and real property disputes involving easements and encroachments. In addition, Gabe represents clients in connection with commercial properties including issues related to commercial lease disputes and property management. Gabe’s real estate clients include owners of residential and commercial properties, homeowners’ associations, contractors, appraisers, surveyors and real estate brokers.
Gabe’s experience in business and real estate litigation has allowed him to represent clients such as investment advisors, real estate professionals and accounting professionals in professional liability claims including negligence, conversion, slander of title and elder abuse claims.
In his practice as a real estate and commercial litigation attorney, Gabe has represented and served as national coordinating counsel for business clients in a wide variety of disputes, including trade-secret litigation, breach of contract issues, consumer litigation and breach of fiduciary duty issues. He has represented clients in trial and arbitration and works closely with his clients throughout the litigation process, including law and motion, class certification and injunction hearings. Gabe keenly develops the best strategies to meet his clients’ litigation and business objectives.
Gabe’s interest in litigation and trial practice, specifically real estate, class-action and business/commercial litigation, arises from the complex and high-stakes issues faced by his clients. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and has a strong desire to see them succeed and flourish, treating their business interests as if they were his own.
Gabe’s clients find him down to earth and relatable because he helps make the law understandable and accessible to them. They also value and appreciate that he carefully explains the reasoning behind his actions. His clients are not just engaging an attorney; they are hiring someone who is a trusted part of their team and who is looking out for their best interests.
Gabe’s practice always involves something new, which keeps work interesting for him. He enjoys the new challenges and the element of problem-solving that comes with his cases. As a versatile attorney and trusted business adviser, Gabe has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, including business and insurance litigation, class-action litigation, real estate litigation and professional liability litigation. He provides clients with comprehensive representation and guidance throughout the life of their legal matters.
- Defeated class certification of a California statewide class action brought on behalf of California consumers alleging violations of the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Business & Professions Code section 17200, et seq. against his client, a collections company.
- Successfully defeated certification of a California statewide class action brought on behalf of 500,000 class members seeking $100 million in damages against client, a manufacturer of shower pans.
- Prevailed in arbitration on behalf of a homeowners' association for a private, gated community in the Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles against a land developer seeking $9 million in damages related to real property, easement rights and business interference claims. His client obtained an injunction against the land developer and full recovery of their attorneys’ fees and costs.
- Obtained judgment in favor of a homeowners association and its property management company against a plaintiff who brought a civil rights/housing discrimination and personal injury lawsuit seeking $4 million for allegedly failing to accommodate her disabilities.
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2000
Honors & Activities: Burks Scholar; Washington & Lee University Scholarship; Honor Advocate Program – Head Advocate
Lehigh University, M.A., Political Science, 1997
Honors & Activities: President’s Scholar Fellowship
Lehigh University, B.A., High Honors, Departmental Honors, History and Government, 1996
Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; Academic Scholarship; Chi Psi Fraternity, Member
Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Member
American Bar Association, Member
California Bar Association, Member
San Diego County Bar Association, Member
San Diego Defense Lawyers, Member
Inns of Court, Louis M. Welsh Chapter, Alumnus
State of California, 2000
U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of California, Central District of California, Northern District of California and Eastern District of California
“Top Lawyer,” Business Litigation, San Diego Magazine, 2017-18
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell