Gabriel P. Harvis, Esq.

Partner, Co-Chair Civil Rights Division

EDUCATION

Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
Trinity College, B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

National Police Accountability Project
City Bar Task Force on Mass Incarceration
City Bar Committee on Drugs and the Law
Federal Bar Council

SELECTED DECISIONS

Cordero v. City of New York, 282 F. Supp. 3d 549 (E.D.N.Y. 2017) (denying summary judgment on NYPD perjury Monell claim)

Martinez v. City of New York, 2018 WL 604019 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 24, 2018) (recommending terminating sanctions against City of New York for discovery misconduct)

Franks v. City of New York, 2013 WL 6002946 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 12, 2013) (ordering production of labeled photographs of NYPD officers)

Cordero v. City of New York, 2017 WL 2116699 (E.D.N.Y. May 12, 2017) (imposing sanctions against City attorney for deposition interference)

Known for his rigorous and innovative litigation style, Gabe Harvis represents factually innocent plaintiffs in federal and state wrongful conviction claims. Gabe also manages EEP’s Civil Rights Division, supervising the prosecution of an array of constitutional cases involving government misconduct and abuse.

Early in his career, Gabe was trained by the City of New York to defend the cases he now brings — he has handled over 350 civil rights actions in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, including ten jury trials, and successfully argued before the Second Circuit on issues of probable cause and qualified immunity.

In a recent case, Gabe represented a man falsely accused of a drug sale. After reviewing the evidence, Gabe brought the man to the Queens District Attorney; within a few months, the detectives involved were indicted on perjury charges in connection with the arrest (they were later found guilty) and the client was fairly compensated.

Gabe also teaches civil rights law. In November 2018, at the invitation of a U.S. Magistrate Judge, Gabe trained the incoming judicial law clerks of the Second Circuit on § 1983 litigation.

Gabe lives in Tribeca with his wife and two daughters and is a member of the board of the Friends of Washington Market Park.

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