Gabriella Reihanian Havlicek

Experienced Family Law Attorney and Mediator

Gabriella’s commitment to advocating for individuals and families is evident throughout her educational achievements and extensive work experience. Her strong background in policymaking, litigation, and mediation combine to make her a skilled negotiator and trial attorney.
At Berecz & Associates, PLC, Gabriella brings her extensive courtroom experience to serve family law clients in contested litigated matters. She also excels in mediating for families who want to maintain control over their divorce process and decisions.
Gabriella is dedicated to helping families transition through divorce using the best process for each client's needs and situation providing them with personalized solutions, compassionate guidance, and quality legal representation.

Education &

She earned her degree in political science from Michigan State University where she cut her teeth working for the Michigan House of Representatives for over five years. She started her political career working for Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter, learning how to navigate negotiating with lobbyists and representatives on the opposite side of the aisle. Her proudest accomplishment was drafting the Save Our Students Act for Representative Andrea Schroeder, which mandates that schools include a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline on student identification cards. Her favorite project, however, was taking on the entire electric vehicle and environmental lobby-core to ultimately reform the laws surrounding EV charging stations in Michigan to increase access. 

During her final year at the House, Gabriella entered law school and obtained her Juris Doctor from WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School and completed her training to be a Civil Mediator and Family Mediator. Following law school, she served as Executive Director for the Michigan Community Mediation Association where she established the highly successful Behavioral Health Mediation program, showcasing her innovative approach to conflict resolution.

Seeking to hone her trial and courtroom skills, Gabriella became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Berrien County where she gained expertise handling misdemeanor and felony cases. Gabriella quickly established a strong track record of convicting offenders and securing justice for victims. She is particularly proud of her work on domestic violence cases which are among the most challenging to prove.

Community Involvement

Gabriella is committed to the growth and prosperity her community and currently serves as a board member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church Pastoral Council, the Our Lady of the Lake Dr. John Proos Athletic Golf Classic, and the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber’s Young Professionals NextGen Program.

Home & Family

Gabriella resides in Saint Joseph Township with her husband, Arthur, and their daughter, Nora. When not working, volunteering, or spending time with her family, she is either reading or cooking. Her culinary skills are so impressive that the last time she cooked dinner, even the smoke alarm cheered her on.

Contact Gabriella Havlicek for skilled legal representation in litigated and mediated divorce matters.