A Denver attorney will lose his law license for six months after sexually harassing several of his female colleagues, according to state disciplinary records.
Gabriel Nathan Schwartz will be suspended from practicing law beginning Sept. 13, according to records kept by state officials. The attorney’s inappropriate behavior spanned from about 2016 to about 2020, according to the records.
During that time, Schwartz slapped a female paralegal on her butt even after the woman told him not to, engaged in ongoing “sexual banter” with two paralegals, and made inappropriate jokes about sex, rape and child pornography during a conversation with a law student he was mentoring, according to the records.
Schwartz also “put his arm around a paralegal’s teenage daughter and told the child to come see him when she turned 18,” the records show.
The attorney was previously suspended from practicing law in 2019 after the state’s presiding disciplinary judge found he’d violated ethical rules by paying himself a 40% contingency fee despite doing minimal work in a probate matter, state records show.
For that misconduct he received a one-year suspension with about three months stayed on the condition he complete probation, the records show.
Schwartz also made news in 2008 when he served as a Colorado delegate for the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, met a woman at a bar, brought her to his hotel room, and then was robbed of $50,000 worth of jewelry, clothing and cash.
At the time, Schwartz said the woman fixed him a drink and told him to get undressed, and that was the last thing he remembered. Investigators believed he was drugged.
A message left at Schwartz’s office Wednesday afternoon was not returned.
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