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About me

I was born in the California Bay Area and moved to Oregon in 1972. 


My dad operated a water well pump installation business and I grew up working for/with him; I kept working in that field into my final year of undergrad college.  To this day I still enjoy working with my hands any chance I get; including turning wrenches on our race car.


My wife, Heather, and I have been married 25+ years.  Our children are now grown and out of the house.  We have one grandchild.


In my spare time I like to race, fish, work on our garden/landscaping, and spend time with our famiy.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    23 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    23 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    23 years


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Contact info

Phillip C. Gilbert & Associates

103 S.E. 223rd Avenue
Suite A
Gresham, OR, 97030-7489



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal discipline
    issued in WA, 2004


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Washington.

  2. Suspension - disciplinary
    issued in OR, 2003


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberOregon Super Lawyers2014
Best Attorneys in Oregon - 2013Portland Monthly Magazine2014
AV Peer Review Rating - "Preeminent"Martindale-Hubbell2012
Moot Court - First Place - Regional CompetitionLewis & Clark - Northwestern Law School1992
American Jursiprudence Award - Moot CourtLawyers Cooperative1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPhillip C. Gilbert & Associates1995 - Present
Associate AttorneyUnderwood, Norwood & Hiefield1993 - 1995
Associate AttorneyHoffman, Hart & Wagner, LLP1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clackamas County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted2013 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationGuardians Club Member1996 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1992 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tammy L. Matson v. Oregon Arena CorporationPlaintiff's Verdict (multi-million dollar)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Lawyer (OTLA)Tragedy at the Rose Garden2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Oregon State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986