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    Meet SFTLA's 2018 Trial Advocacy Fellows

     Gabriela Gonzalez is a second-year law student at Santa Clara University. Prior to law school, Gaby worked at the Alameda County Bar Association where she conducted over 2,000 client intakes and connected clients with attorneys in various legal areas. As co-Vice President of the La Raza Law Student Association, Gaby has continued to assist underrepresented litigants by connecting them with attorneys through La Raza’s semesterly Bridge to Justice Clinic. Outside of law school, Gaby likes to explore scenic views and spend time with her family and friends. Gaby looks forward to furthering her litigation skills as a 2018 SFTLA Fellow and building relationships with mentor firms and the rest of the SFTLA team.


      John Hazelwood graduated from Kansas State University in 2013. After graduation, he moved to Hawaii to teach 8th-grade science on the island of Oahu. John is currently a second-year law student at the University of California, Berkeley, and School of Law. In his free time, he likes to travel, garden, camp, and hike. After graduation, he will clerk for Judge Cheryl L. Pollak, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York. John is honored to be one of the 2018 Fellows for the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.


      Brian Velez is a student at the University Of San Francisco School Of Law.  Originally from Los Angeles, he moved to the Bay Area to study at the University of California, Berkeley.  Upon starting law school and participating in moot court, Brian found a love for litigation and the courtroom.  To gain more experience, he completed externships for plaintiff-side law office LMSCH, LLP and the litigation department of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office during his second year of law school.  He is looking forward to meeting and working with more of the attorneys that make up the SFTLA

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