Gabe joins Barley Snyder as one of more than a dozen current attorneys at the firm who once came through as part of its summer associate program. A graduate of the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Wertz worked as a Barley Snyder summer associate in 2020.
Wertz took advantage of numerous opportunities to gain legal experience outside of the classroom while in law school. He was a certified legal intern at Villanova Law School’s Interdisciplinary Mental & Physical Health Law Clinic, successfully representing clients in appeals cases to increase or have reinstated paid personal assistance service hours that had been previously denied by their health insurers. Also at Villanova, Gabe was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Touro Law Center’s Seventh Annual National Moot Court Competition in Law and Religion. He also coached a moot court team that reached the quarterfinals in the 2021 August A. Rendigs Jr. National Products Liability Moot Court Competition. He also worked as an intern at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, where he assisted the Pottstown Community Prosecution Unit.
Before attending law school, the Lebanon County native attended the School of Theological Studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, earning his masters degree in theology. He then spent several years working for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, assisting with the process of closing and merging parishes.
Outside of the office, Gabe enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and the rest of his family, along with reading, traveling, the outdoors, and cheering for Philadelphia sports.