Gil Cabrera – 4/28/15

This morning, the PL Optimist Club heard from local attorney Gil Cabrera.

As a volunteer with The Make a Wish Foundation of San Diego, Gil Cabrera has helped 35 children with life threatening diseases make their wishes come true. “Can you imagine a more rewarding sensation then that?” he asked.

As a lawyer, Mr. Cabrera seeks to make the wishes of his clients come true. He focuses his legal skills on representing small and medium size businesses. “They generally come to me because they are being sued, or they need to sue someone,” he explained. “But, after that work, I try to assist these companies as a general counsel, so they can avoid law suits in the future.”

Mr. Cabrera has extended his services to the City of San Diego as well, serving as Co-
Chair on the San Diego Police Department Use of Force Task Force, a Commissioner on the San Diego Ethics Commission and a Board Member of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation. “I believe in giving back to my community. I
believe my legal training is an asset for these groups and boards with whom I volunteer.”

Mr. Cabrera’s legal training comes by way of Boston College School of Law and the law firms of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps and Cooley Godward Kronish LLP. After 10 years with these major firms, handling large scale litigation matters, Mr.
Cabrera opened The Cabrera Firm in 2007.

Gil Cabrera is now considering the job of City Attorney for the City of San Diego. This open seat election will be held in 2016, and if Mr. Cabrera could get his wish, he would ask for your support and your vote. Good luck Gil!

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