Gabriel Leif Bellman
Mediation Arbitration Litigation
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Gabriel L. Bellman worked at York, Hanawalt & Brock, primarily in the area of insurance defense, before opening his own firm. He has been a member of the Alameda County Court Appointed Criminal Attorney panel, the S.F. Trial Lawyer's Association, American Bar Association, Aids Legal Referral Panel, and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Mr. Bellman is licensed to practice law by the order of the Supreme Court of California, in the state of California, and federally by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for Northern California.Mr. Bellman is a CDRC (California Dispute Resolution Council) certified Mediator.
Gabriel mediates on the prestigious panel for Bar Association of San Francisco. He is also a certified mediator with the Office of Citizen’s Complaints, resolving disputes between citizens and police officers, and on the panel for Community Boards Neighborhood dispute resolution. He is a certified arbitrator for the S.F. Housing Services, working on resolution involving residents in San Francisco’s homeless shelters. Gabriel mediates on the panel for the Office of Citizen’s Complaints, resolving disputes between citizens and police officers, and on the panel for Community Boards Neighborhood dispute resolution. He is a certified arbitrator for the S.F. Housing Services, working on resolution involving residents in San Francisco’s homeless shelters. He has been selected as a returning judge for Negotiation Competitions for law students throughout the Bay Area.
He received his B.A. cum laude in 1995 from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. While at USC he was awarded the Cinema Circulus Award for academic excellence. In 1999, he received his M.A. cum laude from New York University in Social Thought. He worked as a television producer at MTV, primarily involved in the “True Life” series. He studied overseas at the International Institute in Madrid, Spain, and at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
After moving back to the West Coast, he graduated with a J.D. from U.C.
Hastings College of the Law in 2005. While at Hastings, he completed a clinical
program in group advocacy, worked at a drug policy think-tank, and argued
preliminary hearings for felonies at the San Francisco Public Defender's
Office. His basketball career reached its pinnacle with a Los Angeles “City
League” 3-on-3 crown while at USC in 1995. He has been a freelance
writer for SOMA magazine since 1997.
Mr. Bellman is a member of Mensa International.