Joseph M. Gabris
Chicago, IL
312.754.2003 Direct
312.878.2900 Facsimile
Assistant(s): Tenillest A. Lockhart
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Joseph M. Gabris is an associate attorney of DeHay & Elliston's Midwest Branch Office, based in the Chicago Loop, as a member of the branch’s trial team. Mr. Gabris's practice primarily focuses on corporate defense, products/premise liability, and toxic tort litigation.

Mr. Gabris earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and graduated magna cum laude with his Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University College of Law. During law school, Mr. Gabris served several leadership roles, most notably as Editor-in-Chief of the school's Law Review, and as Associate Justice of the school's Moot Court Society. While in law school, Mr. Gabris's work included time with the EPA, the Department of Justice (ENRD), and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Gabris worked as a chemical salesman and as a solar energy consultant.

Born and raised in Michigan, Mr. Gabris enjoys cooking, camping, traveling, and hiking in his free time.


Editor-in-Chief of NIU Law Review, Vol. 43

Bar Admissions

Illinois 2023
Indiana 2024
New York 2024
Missouri (pending)

United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2024



J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law (2023)

B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2016)

A.A., College of Southern Nevada (2014)

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Illinois
State Bar of Indiana
State Bar of New York
State Bar of Missouri (via Rule 8.06)


"Zero-Tolerance for Environmental Crimes: Going Scorched Earth to Save the World" (GEIG presentation at University of Salerno, Italy, June 2022)

“The Cultural Rights Argument of Indigenous Peoples in Pursuit of Environmental Justice” (GEIG presentation at University of Potsdam, Germany, June 2023)