The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

“That they may truly and impartially administer justice”
Helen Gaebler

Helen Gaebler

Senior Research Attorney
William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

JD University of Wisconsin - Madison
BA University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ms. Gaebler is Senior Research Attorney at the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at the Law School.  Ms. Gaebler previously worked in the Office of the Arizona Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General responsible for child abuse and neglect matters.  Ms. Gaebler left that position to work as the Assistant Director for the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, at the University of Arizona, where she taught an undergraduate family law course and coordinated community outreach and research between the university and the wider legal community.

Ms. Gaebler clerked for the Honorable Nathan Heffernan, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  Ms. Gaebler subsequently worked as a litigator at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr) in Washington, D.C., and later as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Fraud Division, where she litigated False Claims Act cases on behalf of HUD, HHS, and the Department of Education.  Throughout her career, Ms. Gaebler has maintained an active pro bono practice, including death penalty post-convictions, and numerous family law and  government benefits cases, and has served on various community boards, including as an officer of the Board of Southern Arizona Legal Aid.