Speaker

Kennedy Hodges L.L.P.

Speaker Bio

Gabriel Assaad grew up in Rochester, New York.After graduating from McQuaid Jesuit High School, he attended the University of Florida and graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1996. Afterwards, he worked as a design engineer for a consulting firm in Rochester, NY.Mr. Assaad then decided he wanted to go to law school and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Vanderbilt University Law School.

After graduating from Vanderbilt Law School in 2001, Gabriel accepted a position with Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, a large Washington, DC law firm. At Dickstein Shapiro, he worked primarily on Patent Litigation and Patent Prosecution. In 2004, Gabriel decided to leave the Big Firm practice and pursued his goals of representing individuals in the justice system.Gabriel joined Paulson & Nace, a nationally-recognized personal injury law firm in Washington, D.C. There he represented clients in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases.While at Paulson and Nace, Gabriel represented hundreds of victims of negligence and was first chair or second chair in over 15 jury trials.

In 2008, Gabriel opened up his law firm in Washington, DC and continued to represent victims of negligence and medical malpractice.

In 2010, Gabriel and his wife Kristin had their first child and decided to relocate to Houston, TX to be closer to family.On January 3, 2012, Mr. Assaad joined Kennedy Hodges LLP.At Kennedy Hodges, he continued his representation of individuals that were victims of malpractice and negligence.In addition, Gabriel also represents individuals in which their employers failed to properly pay them their due wages.

Gabriel is married to Kristin, who is an assistant district attorney in Houston and has to two children, Isabel and Michael.