Former Assistant Public Defender, Gabriel Soto-Perez, enjoys advocating for his clients through whatever challenges they face.

Following in his parents’ footsteps, Gabriel joined the Army after undergrad. He served for several years as a Radiographic Technologist at Fort Bragg, sharpening his skills in multiple leadership roles.

After his enlistment ended, Gabriel enrolled at Campbell Law School. He received Book Awards in Advanced Legal Writing and Foundations of Critical Legal Thought, Research, and Scholarship. He completed legal internships with Judge John Tyson at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and with the North Carolina National Guard. 

Growing up in the military exposed Gabriel to diverse cultures. His family lived in Germany and Japan and vacationed across Asia and South America. These experiences enhanced his ability to relate well to all people. 

When not practicing law, Gabriel lives an active lifestyle of running, going to the gym, and practicing Brazilian Jujitsu. In more relaxed moments, he enjoys movies, a good beer, and spending time with his niece and nephews.

Experience and Involvement


  • North Carolina State Bar



  • Book Award in Advanced Legal Writing and Book Award in Foundations of Critical Legal Thought, Research and Scholarship.