Michael P. Gilbert J.D.
I’ve fought for our country at war. The constitutional rights of every American mean a lot to me on a very personal level. Now I fight for you individually.
In 2011, I retired after a long military career; mostly in special operations. I served in more than twenty countries, and with the most elite units, including time at Ft. Bragg, Okinawa, the Pentagon, Eglin, and of course Hurlburt Field, where I finished as a senior leader in Air Force Special Operations Command. I'm a combat diver, and a jumpmaster. I quit counting after 100 military jumps.
After retiring, I went back to school and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of West Florida in 2012, where I was the top Pre-Law graduate. I then attended law school at Louisiana State University, graduating a Juris Doctor with an additional degree in Graduate Comparative Law in 2015.
While in Louisiana I served for six months as a prosecutor for East Baton Rouge Parish. In that capacity, I handled and disposed of many misdemeanor cases, and assisted with felony cases including pleadings, evidence, and witnesses. I worked closely with other prosecutors as well as many defense attorneys often reducing or dropping charges after reviewing the facts and the individual circumstances involved. The result is that I understand the priorities and demands of many busy prosecutors.
Upon returning to Florida, I passed our state bar exam on the first try and opened my law practice early last year.
Since opening my practice, I've had the opportunity to represent many clients facing severe penalties for the serious charges filed against them - and with very favorable results. The state has tremendous resources, but with skill, effort and teamwork, the little guys can and do prevail.
Please don’t underestimate the value of being represented by someone who will invest substantial time handling your case. Devoted client support is one of the greatest advantages of hiring a private attorney. Getting that support from someone who understands, does not judge you (go ahead, try to shock me), and gets to know you on a personal level, is what makes me a valuable ally in what may be the fight of your life. I'm here for you. Your problem is what I do.