Gabe Neibergall, Esq.
J.D., Stetson University College of Law
B.A., University of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Assistant Public Defender, State of Florida, 6th Judicial Circuit
The Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento, California
Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Neibergall was an Assistant Public Defender in Clearwater and New Port Richey, Florida. While managing an extremely large caseload of misdemeanors and felonies ranging from D.U.I. to Murder, he conducted 24 trials (as either first or second chair) and countless motions & evidentiary hearings. For his efforts on behalf of the office’s clients, he was recognized as Pinellas County’s “Attorney of the Year” for 2013.
During law school, Mr. Neibergall spearheaded his college’s involvement in reforming Florida’s criminal justice system to avoid wrongful convictions. In 2010, he was invited to work with the Florida Supreme Court’s Innocence Commission to study instances of post-conviction exoneration, including death-penalty cases where clients spent years on death row before proving their innocence. He also coordinated his school’s research into the causes of false confessions.
Before law school, Mr. Neibergall worked in law enforcement at the Sacramento Police Department. He was voted “Most Inspirational Recruit” in 2006 after completing his training at the Sacramento Police Academy.