Gabrielle N. Helix is an Assistant District Attorney for Madison County, Alabama. She prosecutes sex crimes and family violence crimes.
Gabrielle Helix, a native of Huntsville, Alabama, chose to enter law school at Birmingham School of Law after having pursued a successful career as a television journalist and protocol consultant. While in law school, she received the award for Most Outstanding Freshman in 2005 and was the Vice Chancellor of the Sigma Delta Kappa, Legal Honor Society. Gabrielle was also awarded an Honor Scholarship. She ultimately graduated summa cum laude from the Birmingham School of Law.
Prior to practicing law, Gabrielle worked in Saudi Arabia under the auspices of the Honorable Raymond Mabus, U.S. Ambassador. After coming back to the States, Gabrielle became certified in Etiquette and Protocol in Washington, DC. She then began private instruction for individuals and companies in the areas of foreign and domestic protocol. While freelancing as a consultant, Gabrielle began her television career.
Directly after graduation from the Birmingham School of Law in 2007 as Salutatorian, Gabrielle opened her own practice in Huntsville, Alabama. While completing her law degree, she worked with Huntsville attorney, Gary L. Rigney, a distinguished trial attorney, gaining valuable experience in a number of areas of the legal field.
After 5 years as a criminal defense attorney, Gabrielle accepted a position as an assistant district attorney prosecuting sex crimes, including rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of children, additionally, she prosecutes crimes involving family violence, such as child abuse and domestic violence.
Gabrielle has volunteered as the Juvenile Drug Court advocate, assisting the Drug Court team in guiding juveniles and their families through the diversion program. She is a member of a number of professional associations: American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Huntsville – Madison County Bar Association, Alabama Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and she is a participant in the Madison County Volunteer Lawyer Program. Additionally, she was recognized by the Alabama Bar Association on the 2008 and 2009 Pro Bono Honor Roll, as she volunteered her services through the Volunteer Lawyers Program.
Gabrielle attended Huntsville area public schools but graduated high school at Randolph. During her high school sophomore year, Gabrielle began attending college at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. By her junior year, Gabrielle was awarded a scholarship to attend Birmingham Southern College while still attending high school. Upon graduation, Gabrielle attended Purdue University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Gabrielle has an undergraduate BS/BA.
Gabrielle is married to Bruce A. Helix, a Chicago native and they have two children. Their daughter attends UAB on an academic scholarship and is a junior pursing majors in Neuroscience and Chemistry and a minor in Psychology in the Honors Program. She works in a brain lab, as an undergraduate research assistant. Their son is a junior in high school and volunteers three days a week by tutoring elementary school children in reading and math. He is also involved in both his high school theater productions and community theater, and has acted in an independent film.
Gabrielle is licensed to practice before all Alabama state courts, the Federal District Courts, and the Alabama Supreme Court.