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Jeff Gilbert

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Jeff Gilbert is a trial attorney. His practice is focused on representation of individuals facing problems in areas such as family law, criminal defense, civil litigation. He also has an active general and family law mediation practice.

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 Thompson Reuters in the area of family law for five 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,

Jeff was honored to serve two terms (1996 through 1998) as a special judge of the Harris County Criminal Courts at Law. He has been a Municipal Judge for the City of Brazoria County since 2012 and the city’s Presiding Judge since 2015.

A native of Brazoria County, Texas in Brazoria County, Jeff Gilbert is a sixth generation Texan with deep roots in his community. Jeff graduated from Baylor University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and in 1984 with a Master of Business Administration. After a career in banking and corporate investments, Jeff attended the South Texas College of Law at the age of 27 where he participated in many intramural moot court and mock trial competitions. Jeff tried and won his first criminal jury trial while still in law school as an intern with the Harris County District Attorney's office before receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence in December 1989.

Jeff then 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.

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Honors & Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyer® Part of Thompson Reuters for 2017, 2018, And 2019
  • Past President, Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Harris County Criminal Courts at Law, Special Judge, 1996-1998
  • Fellow, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • BBA Baylor University - University Waco, TX 1982
  • MBA Baylor University - University Waco, TX 1984
  • J.D. South Texas College of Law - University Houston, TX 1989
  • State Bar of Texas 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court 2018
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas Criminal Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, Member

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