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Gabriel Rodriguez

Associate Attorney
San Jose, California

In 2019 Gabriel Rodriguez recently joined RHRC as an associate attorney in the real estate litigation department, where his litigation experience has been actively advancing the interests of RHRC clients.

Gabe was hired as one of 12 legal honors clerks nationwide by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2013. He served as a trial attorney with HUD's Office of General Counsel, working on a variety of real estate actions, including quiet title suits, HOA litigation, and receivership and foreclosure actions, as well as complex third-party litigation involving project financing and performance bonds. Gabe also worked on various FHA litigation risk projects and complex refinances of FHA multi-family properties and other real estate investments involving multi-million dollar loans.

Gabe is a lifelong resident of the Bay Area, growing up in Santa Clara, attending St. Francis High School in Mountain View, and graduating from the University of Santa Clara, School of Law in the top 25% of his class in 2013. Prior to entering law school Gabe earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Master's in Public Administration from San Jose State University.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Litigation


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California - 2013
    • Honors: Top 25% of his class
  • St. Francis High School in Mountain View
  • San Jose State University - June, 2007
    • Major: Political Science
  • San Jose State University
    • Master’s in Public Administration - May, 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Social Justice Law Certificate: Emphasis on Administrative Law, Labor Law, and Constitutional Law

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Clerk, 2013 - Present
  • HUD’s Office of General Counsel, Attorney
  • Santa Clara Co.Tax Associates Office
  • City of San Jose, City Manager's Office
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges. January 2012-May 2012, Extern
  • Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center- Wage & Hour Clinic. May 2011-August2011, Student Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Mediator, Small Claims Court, Santa Clara County Superior Court