Goldstein & Associates is excited to be welcoming the newest attorney to our staff, Gabriel Laborde Torres.
Gabriel moved to the United States from Puerto Rico just over 2 years ago. In Puerto Rico, Gabriel studied law at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Enrolling in the immigration law clinic during his last year of law school, Gabriel played an active role in helping immigrants with their removal proceedings, asylum and DACA applications, and family petitions. Gabriel also provided pro bono legal services through law school clinics that provided information on sexual and reproductive rights.
After graduating from law school, Gabriel was invited to lecture at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus’ School of Public Health and the University of Puerto Rico School of Law on legislative processes in Puerto Rico and at the University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Psychology on employment law. He has also been part of panels at conferences at the Puerto Rico Bar Association and has published in the Digital Journal of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law and the Puerto Rican Journal of Psychology. Gabriel has also advised the Municipality of San Juan and the Puerto Rico Department of Education on Title IX compliance.
Gabriel came to the Pittsburgh to support his significant other’s studies, and began volunteer work with the Transgender Name Change Project where he represented transgender individuals in their pursuits to change their names in Allegheny County. Gabriel has also assisted Casa San Jose, a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh dedicated to creating a welcoming community for Latino immigrants by providing opportunities for civic and social engagement.
Gabriel feels his work with Goldstein and Associates will help him further his own goal of understanding what it takes to help minority communities in their efforts for equality and acceptance. If you are interested in speaking with Gabriel, feel free to contact us online or by calling 412-258-8080.