A dedicated fiduciary litigator who handles probate, trust, and guardianship matters, Gabriela M. Barake is an associate who works closely with trustees, administrators, guardians, and executors to meet their legal needs. Named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the American Academy of Attorneys, Gabriela’s practice includes dealing with probate and trust administration, the prosecution and defense of fiduciary claims, as well as commercial and business litigation, and employment law. She is committed to ensuring that individuals suffering from dementia, mental illness, physical and mental limitations, and other disabilities have guardians who protect them physically, financially, and emotionally.
Fluent in Spanish and conversational in French, Gabriela is able to communicate with clients in multiple languages. Experienced in representing individuals and companies before administrative agencies, state and federal courts, Gabriela has also worked with some of the most important pieces of federal employment legislation, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In her practice, Gabriela has made a huge difference for her clients, including helping to secure a $1 million-plus judgment in a collective action trial.
When she’s not practicing, Gabriela enjoys riding her motorcycle, watching the Toronto Blue Jays with her rescue dog, and playing hockey.