Gabriel Urias

Gabriel Urias

San Diego, California

Gabriel Urias practices removal defense and family-based immigration since 2013. Prior to joining the firm in November 2016, he worked as an immigration lawyer and also served as a Staff Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where he worked on the implementation of the landmark class action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Lopez-Venegas v. Johnson. Throughout his legal career, Gabriel has committed himself to serving underrepresented immigrant communities with the care, compassion, and dignity they deserve.

Gabriel was born and raised in the rural farm community of Shafter, California, and is the proud son of two immigrant parents from Mexico. He attended UC Berkeley and San Diego State University as an undergrad, and received a law degree from California Western School of Law. He is an active member of the San Diego Raza Lawyers Association and is on the executive board for UC Berkeley's Chicana/Latino Alumni Association of San Diego.

Areas of Practice

  • Immigration

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California - 2013
  • UC Berkeley
    • Honors: Executive Board for UC Berkeley's Chicana/Latino Alumni Association of San Diego
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts - 2010
    • Major: Philosophy

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego Raza Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Kraus Law Corporation, Associate Attorney, 2015 - 2016
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Staff Attorney, 2015 - 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • San Diego Leadership Alliance, Fellow, 2016 - Present
  • UC Berkeley Chicano/Latino Alumni Association San Diego, Events Chair, 2014 - Present


  • Spanish