Gabriel Wright

Summer Clerk
301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601

t: 919-783-2897

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Gabriel Wright is not a practicing attorney. Gabriel is a rising third-year law student at North Carolina Central University School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as his master's degree at NC State University. Gabriel is the Articles and Publications Editor of the North Carolina Central Law Review, and he also serves as a North Carolina Bar Association Student Representative.

Representative Experience

Supreme Court of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

Summer Clerk - Justice Cheri Beasley's Chambers

  • Analyzed appellate briefs and composed bench memos for Justice Beasley with recommendations for case disposition.
  • Reviewed other clerks' work for accuracy and clarity by revising citations, sentence structure, and argument organization.
  • Attended oral arguments, chambers conferences with Justices, and summer enrichment activities.

Orange County Public Defender's Office, Hillsborough, NC

Public Defender Investigator

  • Conducted 5-10 field interviews per week with witnesses, clients, and/or law enforcement to uncover evidence on cases ranging from misdemeanors to first degree murder
  • Utilized multiple search databases and canvassed neighborhoods to locate clients, witnesses, and other key information necessary for clients' defense
  • Served subpoenas to obtain medical/financial records, autopsy photos, and law enforcement reports necessary for trials
  • Prepared concise memos with findings from his investigations to assist attorneys in development of their defense strategies
  • Testified in court to corroborate evidence attorneys introduced during trial as a result of his investigations

Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office, Charlotte, NC

Public Defender Investigator

  • Collected information via subpoenas and face-to-face interviews to verify evidence or substantiate innocence for clients
  • Conducted approximately 10-15 jail interviews per week with incarcerated clients to obtain preliminary case information
  • Organized and analyzed discovery documents to prepare event timelines, determine key witnesses to interview, and identify inconsistencies in evidence that would aid in trial preparation
  • Synthesized findings from investigations into concisely written reports with pertinent information for attorneys to utilize when filing motions and/or during trial.
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