Jeff Gilbert


  • Founder, Attorney
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law

Jeff Gilbert is a trial attorney. His practice is focused on representation of individuals facing problems in family law and criminal defense. He also has an active general and family law mediation practice and serves as the Presiding Judge for the City of Angleton.

Jeff is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review by Martindale-Hubbell*, demonstrating recognition by his peers that he has earned the highest rating available for his legal ability and professional ethics for ten consecutive years. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer®, part of Thomson Reuters in family law for seven consecutive years 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Only 5% of the members of the Texas bar have attained the Super Lawyer designation which is based on peer review and independent research. He is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of Texas and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. He is also admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.

A native of Brazoria County, Texas, Jeff Gilbert maintains his office in the same building where his father practiced law when Jeff was a child. A 1978 graduate of Angleton High School. Jeff attended Baylor University graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and in 1984 with a Master of Business Administration. Jeff attended the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1989. While in law school, Jeff tried and won his first criminal jury trial while an intern with the Harris County District Attorney's office.

Following law school, Jeff accepted a position in the Trial Bureau of the Harris County District Attorney's office in Houston, where he tried multiple jury and nonjury cases as a juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony prosecutor. Jeff eventually left the District Attorney's office to join a prestigious Houston-based civil litigation firm. Since that time, his practice has concentrated on litigation with firms in Houston, Brazoria County, and Dallas, Texas. In January 2006, Jeff opened Jeff Gilbert Law Office. He regularly represents individuals in Family and Criminal Court proceedings and often serves as an Amicus Attorney representing children in litigation between their parents.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.

  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 89/1219
  • Baylor University
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.B.A.
  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2018
  • Brazoria County Bar Association, Member
  • Brazoria County Bar Association, Past President
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas Criminal Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Juvenile Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Alternate Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Harris County Criminal Courts at Law, Special Judge, 1996 - 1998
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyers® Part of Thompson Reuters for 2017, 2018, And 2019
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Associate municipal judge for the City of Angleton
  • City of Lake Jackson Planning Commission
  • Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Council, board member
  • Brazoswood Buccaneer Band Booster Club, President
  • Stephen F. Austin Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Member
  • First Freeport National Bank in Freeport, Texas
  • Harris County District Attorney's office, Intern
  • Trial Bureau of the Harris County District Attorney's office
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Trained Family Law Mediator
  • Trained Civil Mediator
  • Trained Ad Litem
  • Trained Guardianship Attorney Ad Litem