Discovery with Gabriel Ozel
Gabriel Ozel can say Shl’am lak; just don’t ask him to say ‘irregardless’
Published in 2018 San Diego Super Lawyers magazine
on March 30, 2018
Updated on October 3, 2019
I can’t go a day without … coffee. Black, no sugar.
My colleagues would be surprised to know that … English isn’t my first language; Aramaic is.
The quality I most like in a lawyer is … honesty.
When I started, I wish I knew … more. Law school should better prepare you for actual practice.
A different practice area that intrigues me is … sports law. I have wanted to represent athletes and/or work with franchises since I started playing sports as a kid.
My real-life heroes are … my mom and dad. My parents immigrated to Canada from Turkey and worked every day to give me and my sister everything. They sacrificed everything for us.
If I had a time machine, I would … go back in time to invest in Google and Apple.
The last TV show I binge-watched was … Game of Thrones.
My guilty pleasure is … bad reality TV: The Challenge, Vanderpump Rules, Love & Hip Hop, 90 Day Fiancé. And Floribama Shore. So bad, but so good.
On weekends I … golf, and hang out with my wife and family.
My least favorite word is … irregardless.
If I won the lottery I’d … retire and go to Maui more often. I’d also try to vacation at places around the world with nice golf courses. Oh, and I would hire a personal chef and assistant.
Living or dead, I would most like to have a drink with … Larry David. The man created Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm!
I get angry when … people don’t thank you for holding the door open for them.
The most annoying thing about my job is … Nothing. How can stress, billable hours and arguing with people all day be annoying?