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GABRIELA CLEVELAND

FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL

Tel: 214-758-7275 x101

gabriela@havenrecruitinggroup.com

 

Gabriela is a Principal at Haven Recruiting Group and has over 13 years of experience recruiting attorneys in Texas.  She frequently works with Partners and Practice Groups that are looking to make a career move, Law Firms looking to grow a specific practice area or looking to relaunch in a market, and new law firm office openings. Gabriela works closely with candidates and clients to fully understand their needs ensuring that the experience with the search and placement process is as efficient and effective as possible.

Gabriela began her legal career as a litigation associate at the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P where she was heavily involved in large scale litigation disputes. Gabriela also participated in the attorney-on-loan program with the City of Plano District Attorney Office and was the first attorney in the Dallas office who tried eleven jury trials to verdict. Gabriela earned her law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Literary Studies and a minor in Performing Arts. During law school, she was a Staff Editor for the International Law Review and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Legal Fraternity.

Gabriela enjoys helping others and is extremely involved in the community. She is a volunteer for the American Heart Association and the ALS Foundation. She also gives out 3 scholarships a year to high performing underprivileged high school seniors.


Gabriela lives in Dallas with her husband, Tim, their son Noah and daughter Sophia. She loves to travel and explore other cultures.

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

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"Gabriela has been my go to recruiter for over ten years.  The candidates that she presents are consistently exceptional in capabilities and practice fit.  Gabriela’s background as a practicing attorney and her ability and focus on understanding my business and that of my clients has made her an invaluable asset for us to partner with to assist us to grow and service our clients in an incredibly effective way.   She has recently helped me in my role as Managing Partner of DLA Piper’s Dallas Office by identifying and recruiting over strong lateral partner groups."

- Marc Katz, DLA Piper


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"I can say unequivocally that she is one of the best recruiters in town. Gabriela not only knows the market but she is an excellent negotiator. I’ve seen her work behind the scenes to overcome what I thought might be insurmountable hurdles. She does all she can to help her Clients get the deal done. As a former Big Law lawyer, Gabriela understands the issues facing both lawyers and law firms as they consider consummating a deal. That knowledge helps Gabriela bring the parties together. Also, Gabriela is aggressive, yet at the same time thoughtful. I would highly recommend her to anyone."

- Rob Hoffman, DLA Piper