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Gaby Lion

Associate | San Francisco


Gaby Lion is an associate in the Litigation Department of Richards, Watson & Gershon’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on the representation of municipalities and public agencies in both state and federal courts in litigation matters.

Professional Experience

During law school, Gaby served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Ming W. Chin of the California Supreme Court. She also assisted in the prosecution of criminal cases as a law clerk at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. In addition, Gaby interned with the Public Finance & Real Estate teams at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.

Prior to law school, Gaby completed a year of service with the AmeriCorps VISTA program at Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, where she advocated for veteran clients facing denial of benefits, eviction, and consumer fraud issues. She also worked as a Tax Consultant at Deloitte, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status).

Honors & Awards

Symposium Editor, Hastings Law Journal

Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services (2017)

CALI Awards for highest grades in Legal Writing & Research (2015), and Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (2016)

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Marin County Bar Association

Member, Bar Association of San Francisco

California Lawyers Association - Public Law and Litigation Sections



  • Bringing Untested Rape Kits out of Storage and into the Courtroom: Encouraging the Creation of Public-Private Partnerships to Eliminate the Rape Kit Backlog
    Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 69, Issue 3 (69 Hastings L.J. 1009) 


J.D., cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

M.S., Golden Gate University (Taxation)

B.A., University of California, Davis (Economics)

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