Gabriele M. Prater
Gabriele M. Prater – Partner
Phone: 760-918-0500 x23
Gabriele M. Prater joined DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke in March 2001, and became a partner in January 2004.
Ms. Prater received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Law School in Los Angeles in 1977 and was admitted to practice in California the same year. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State Polytechnic University. She was the recipient of various academic distinctions and honorary scholarships, both as an undergraduate and in law school.
Ms. Prater has extensive litigation and trial experience in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, legal malpractice, insurance coverage, wrongful termination, trade secret infringement, as well as national class actions. She has completed numerous Superior Court jury trials, court trials and arbitrations. She was appointed and has served as a Superior Court arbitrator for Los Angeles County.
Ms. Prater has taught law at El Camino Community College in Los Angeles. She created and managed the in house law office for a national insurance company. She has been a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the San Diego County Bar Association.
For eight years, Ms. Prater was an elected member of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board representing the community=s interest in preserving quality of life and natural resources in the context of the development of Northern San Diego.
In her leisure time, Gabriele enjoys music, art and other cultural events, nature, travel, and sports activities. She speaks German and French