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Gabriele Lashly

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At Slaughter, Reagan & Cole, LLP, Gabriele M. Lashly handles law and motions, writs and appeals. She also advises clients about German law and serves as an expert witness on German legal issues.

A native of Germany, Ms. Lashly began her career as an international attorney with Ross & Hardies in Chicago in 1982. She returned to Germany and worked for the Justice Department of the State of Bremen and was the personal aide and spokesperson for the Secretary of Justice and Federal Affairs. Later, she was the responsible attorney for civil legislative matters. In 1988, she was appointed to the bench and served as a judge in Bremen, Germany.

After moving to California, Ms. Lashly was admitted to practice law in 1992. Ms. Lashly was Certified as a Specialist in Appellate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization between 2003 and 2022.

Prior to joining Slaughter, Reagan & Cole, LLP, Ms. Lashly practiced writs and appeals for over twelve years with Lascher & Lascher in Ventura, developing a broad range of appellate experience. Ms. Lashly has handled over one hundred appeals in the California Court of Appeal and also appeared before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court.


  • Named as Top 100 Appellate Lawyers in the State of California for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Selected as one of Los Angeles' Women Leaders in the Law for 2013, 2014 by American Lawyer Media in partnership with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Adjunct Faculty, Ventura College of Law
  • California State Bar, International Law Section
  • Washington University Global Studies Law Review, Advisory Board Member
  • Mediator for the Court of Appeal in Los Angeles
  • Judge Pro Temp for Ventura County Superior Court
  • Named "Super Lawyer" in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The nomination is reserved for the top five percent of California attorneys

Education/Court Admissions

  • University of Bremen Law School, Germany – J.D., 1980
  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO – LL.M., 1982
  • Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet, Muenster, Germany – Doctor Juris [Ph.D.], magna cum laude, 1987
  • Bremen State Bar, Germany, admitted 1980
  • California State Bar, admitted 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

Published Cases

  • Southern California Edison Co. v. Severns (2019) 39 Cal.App.5th 815
  • Sands v. Walnut Gardens Condominium Assn. Inc. (2019) 35 Cal.App.5th 174
  • Eith v. Ketelhut (2018) 31 Cal.App.5th 1
  • Lewow v. Surfside III Condominium Owners Assn., Inc.(2012) 203 Cal. App. 4th 128
  • Salehi v. Surfside III Condominium Owners Assn., Inc. (2012) 200 Cal. App. 4th 1146
  • Elnekave v. Via Dolce Homeowners Ass'n(2006) 142 Cal.App.4th 1193
  • Lolley v. Campbell (2002) 28 Cal.4th 367
  • Biren v. Equality Emergency Medical Group, Inc.(2002) 102 Cal.App.4th 125
  • In re Marriage of Bower (2002) 96 Cal.App.4th 893
  • Taylor v. Lockheed Martin Corp. (2000) 78 Cal.App.4th 472
  • In re Marriage of Rich (1999) 73 Cal.App.4th 419
  • In re Marriage of Freeman (1996) 45 Cal.App.4th 1437
  • In re Marriage of Tamraz (1994) 24 Cal.App.4th 1740
  • Parris v. Sands (1993) 21 Cal.App.4th 187


Ms. Lashly lives in Ojai with her husband. She likes to bicycle and hike and, like her actor husband, is a movie enthusiast. Ms. Lashly is a board member of Ojai Trees, a non for profit organization dedicated to urban reforestation.