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I passed the California State Bar in 1970, taking the Oath January 7, 1971.
I began my career with Miller, Star and Brodski as a trial attorney in their Civil department. In my first 18 months I tried to completion 27 cases for the firm.
I spent 5 years in private practice after my time at Miller-Star. I then went to work for Fremont Bank, where he was general counsel to the bank for the Bank for 4 years.
I continued as general counsel to the bank for several years after I left and went into private practice in Fremont, California. My practice continued to represent the bank but also branched out into more real estate, criminal, civil litigation and personal injury cases.
In 1999, Mr. Maines moved his practice to El Dorado County, and has continued to provide a full service general practice to clients in California as well as those in other states with interests in California.

In the past 5 years I have become very actve in Bankruptcy, including Capter 11 & 12 cases. I am also currently rfepresenting a number of clients in the Federal District Court in matters involving foreclosure.




Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    35 years
  2. Foreclosure: 5%
    8 years, 40 cases
  3. Family: 5%
    30 years
  4. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 5%
    5 years, 6 cases



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Gilbert E. Maines

1320 Crooked Mile Ct.
Placerville, CA, 95667


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerLaw Offices of Gilbert E. Maines1980 - Present
General CounselFremont Bank1976 - 1980
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Gilbert E. Maines1973 - 1976
Trial AttorneyJarvis, Miller and Brodsky1970 - 1973
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Francisco Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1970