Gabrielle E. Szlachta-McGinn is an associate in Newmeyer Dillion’s Newport Beach office.

Gabrielle brings a collaborative approach to client service and helping ensure the firm supports each client in achieving their goals. Gabrielle’s legal practices are based on one key focus: providing a superior legal product that will help propel clients through their legal needs. Before joining the firm, Gabrielle worked as a litigation clerk for eight years where she gained extensive first-hand experience on a variety of civil litigation matters. Her background offers a variety of unique skill sets that complement the firm’s service team.

Gabrielle is a skillful communicator, and she is known for her detailed and analytical approach to her clients’ legal issues. Gabrielle strives to provide a positive legal experience with favorable results and analyzes each case with great care. Gabrielle’s experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all civil litigation matters provides her with unique perspective and insight, and clients appreciate Gabrielle’s personalized service keeping them informed at every turn and providing honest feedback.

While in law school, Gabrielle served as Chief Editor of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project for the Loyola Law School International and Comparative Law Review.  She also served as President of the Graduate Students of Loyola Marymount University, the official graduate student governance organization at LMU, and served as a Student Ambassador for the law school. Gabrielle earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Legal Studies with honors at the University of Pittsburgh. Before completing her undergraduate studies, Gabrielle served as a public policy intern for Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., where she developed a comprehensive understanding of government legislation and policy process.

Away from the office, Gabrielle is an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, and prior to starting her professional legal career, Gabrielle spent summers working as an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard on the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol in Wildwood Crest, NJ, where she also earned a spot as a competitor on the beach patrol’s competition team.

Professional Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)
  • California Lawyers Association (CLA)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

Gabrielle has spent time working with nonprofits, such as the Levitt Quinn Family Law Center, where she provided pro bono legal advice to veterans with regard to family law disputes, and the Los Angeles Mission, where she volunteers her time giving back to the community.


  • California, 2021
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 2021)
    • Chief Editor of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project, Loyola Law School International and Comparative Law Review, Volume 45
    • President, Graduate Students of Loyola Marymount University
    • Mentor, Young Lawyers Program
  • University of Pittsburgh (cum laude, B.A., 2013)
    • Political Science
    • Minor in Legal Studies