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Kenneth Gilbert English

Kenneth Gilbert English

also known as Ken English

Practice areas:

Litigation, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

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About Me

has been involved with a variety of litigation issues including,
creditor rights in Bankruptcy, Constitutional law, state challenges to
the Endangered Species Act, and criminal matters. As a member of the
GVM Litigation team, Ken’s practice includes commercial litigation and
wine law.  Ken is admitted to practice in all state and Federal
District Courts in California.

Ken earned
his Juris Doctorate degree with honors at The George Washington
University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he was Senior Articles
Editor of The Public Contract Law Journal; the most widely
read legal publication on the topic. Following law school, Ken served
as law clerk to the Hon. Alan B. Johnson, U.S. District Judge for the
District of Wyoming. Ken earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, summa cum laude from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Languages Spoken: English, Romanian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Litigation: 45%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%



Hourly ($295/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Sonoma County Superior Courts

3055 Cleveland Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA




Professional Misconduct

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recognition of Outstanding Pro Bono Legal ServicesLegal Aid of Napa Valley2009
Joseph R. Maurice Award For Excellence in HistoryDuquesne UniversityN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Judicial Law ClerkFederal District Court for the District of Wyoming2004 - 2005


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary InternationalMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Napa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Inns of CourtMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
North Bay Business JournalGrowers, buyers look for ways to work out contracts2010
Wine Business MonthlyStarting a Virtual Winery--Custom Crush vs. Alternating Proprietarship2009
Wine Business MonthlyStarting a Virtual Winery--Entity Formation2009
Public Contract Law JournalGovernment Complicity and a Government Contractor’s Liability in Qui Tam and Tort Cases2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Duquesne UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001
California Culinary AcademyCulinaryAOS1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Grower Series: Tools for SuccessGrape Grower Liens and Remedies for Non-Payment2011
Vineyard Economics SeminarGrape Contract Strategies2008