Gabriel P. Harvis

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Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in New York, NY

Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek
 | 80 Pine Street, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-532-1116
Fax: 212-532-1176
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 2007
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights
Attorney Profile

Attorney Gabriel P. Harvis is a partner with the Elefterakis, Elefterakis & Panek law firm in New York, New York, where he co-chairs and manages the firm's civil rights division. A staunch advocate for the rights of others, Mr. Harvis devotes his practice to fighting on behalf of those accused of serious criminal offenses as well as those who experienced a violation of their civil rights at the hands of law enforcement, corrections officers and other government employees.

Throughout the course of his more than 12 years practicing law, Mr. Harvis has earned a reputation as a tenacious trial attorney who always seeks the most favorable outcome for his clients. Rigorous in his work ethic and innovative in his approach at devising the most effective strategies possible, Mr. Harvis has achieved notable success advocating for his clients in state, federal and appellate courts throughout his region.

A veteran of more than 350 civil rights cases, he possesses a considerable amount of knowledge and resources, which is necessary to help his clients find the justice they seek efficiently, and he has helped spur positive changes in the laws that affect his clients the most. A recognized leader in his field, Mr. Harvis teaches civil rights law, and he also conducts continuing legal education seminars across his area.

A 2001 graduate of Trinity College, Mr. Harvis obtained his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 2004. Along with practicing before all of New York's state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Harvis is a member of the National Police Accountability Project and the Federal Bar Council. He also serves on the New York City Bar Association Committee on Drugs and the Law, as well as the New York City Bar Association Task Force on Mass Incarceration.

Mr. Harvis has earned "Superb" client ratings on Avvo as well as an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Practice Areas
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Civil Rights (100%): Police Misconduct

Focus Areas

Police Misconduct


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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Gabriel Harvis

Admitted: 2007, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 
  • City Bar Committee on Drugs and the Law 
  • New York
  • Federal Bar Council
  • City Bar Task Force on Mass Incarceration 
  • Member, NYC Bar Task Force on Mass Incarceration, 2017
  • National Police Accountability Project


  • Franks v. City of New York, 2013 WL 6002946 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 12, 2013)
  • Cordero v. City of New York, 2017 WL 2116699 (E.D.N.Y. May 12, 2017)
  • Martinez v. City of New York, 2018 WL 604019 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 24, 2018)
  • Cordero v. City of New York, 282 F. Supp. 3d 549 (E.D.N.Y. 2017)

Educational Background:

  • Trinity College, B.A.
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Office Location for Gabriel P. Harvis

80 Pine Street
38th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-532-1116

Fax: 212-532-1176

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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