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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Fellow||NC Institute of Political Leadership||2000|
|Partner||Brownlee Whitlow Praet & File, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Director||Marvin L. Baker Family Foundation||2014 - 2015|
|Attorney||Brownlee Law Firm, PLLC||2006 - 2015|
|Attorney||Vann & Sheridan, LLP||2002 - 2006|
|Wake County Clerk of Superior Court||NC Judicial Branch||2001 - 2002|
|Legal Officer / Asst Clerk of Superior Court||NC Judicial Branch||1999 - 2001|
|Deputy Clerk of Superior Court||NC Judicial Branch||1993 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, Estate Administration Manual Committee||Member||2003 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law Section||Member||2003 - Present|
|North Carolina Bar Association, Construction Law Section||Member||2002 - Present|
|Law and Aging Committee||Co-Chair||2005 - 2007|
|AOC Liaison Committee, NC Bar Association||Committee Member||2004 - 2007|
|Clerks of Superior Court Legislative Committee||Member||2001 - 2001|
|Erin Davis v. Shellbrook Court||Defense verdict|
|Roshonda Brown v. Bryan Woods Apts.||Defense verdict|
|Capps v. Blondeau, et al||Confidential Settlement with Morgan Keegan and Regions Bank; $13.2 Million verdict against broker|
|See all legal cases|
|Lawyers Weekly||Shyster's Comeuppance: Elderly Woman's Family Secures a $10 Million Award in Case against Swindling Stockbroker||2015|
|North Carolina Estate Administration Manual||N.C. Guardianship Practice and Procedure||2014|
|North Carolina Estate Administration Manual||N.C. Guardianship Practice and Procedure||2012|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||The Achilles Heel of e-records||2011|
|North Carolina Lawyers Weekly||No proof of arbitration, business court says||2010|
|North Carolina Estate Administration Manual||Guardianship Practice and Procedure Chapter||2010|
|North Carolina Estate Administration Manual||N.C. Guardianship Practice and Procedure||2005|
|North Carolina Elder Law Newsletter||Substitute Decision Making: Issues in the Interrelationship Between Powers of Attorney and Guardianship||2005|
|North Carolina State Bar||Senior Citizens Handbook: Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens in North Carolina||2005|
|North Carolina Estate Administration Manual||N.C. Guardianship Practice and Procedure||2003|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Citadel||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Who Makes the Decisions Now? Basic Guardianship Issues||Guardianship||2006|
|Practice Before The Clerk - CLE lecturer and manuscript author||Practice Before the Clerk||2003|
|Wake County Bar Association||Incompetency and Guardianship Proceedings||2001|
|Nuts and Bolts of Civil Practice - CLE lecturer and manuscript author||Civil Practice||2001|
|Guest lecturer - Elder Law and District Court Practice||Elder Law and District Court Practice||2001|
Posted by anonymous
While my son was pursuing doctoral studies in North Carolina, he had a near-tragic encounter with substance abuse and addiction. He attempted suicide and was non-compliant with multiple courses of treatment. My son was not a minor, and I was immensely challenged to understand what I could do. I surveyed the legal community for help. Top private practice attorneys recommended Gil W. File, a partner with the Raleigh, North Carolina, law firm, Brownlee Whitlow Praet & File.
Gil took my case and we worked together to develop information and options to help, including threading through complex university administrative procedures, and privacy, mental health and guardianship law. Gil recommended and we brought in nationally recognized experts in addiction treatment. Gil helped my family organize and conduct an intervention that, ultimately, saved my son's life. This action was not in any way easy, but Gil drew upon his deep experience and network of North Carolina public safety, medical and judiciary officials to render best care and a positive outcome. Gil did this with great perception, sensitivity and energy -- skills and traits for which I am most grateful.
Posted by Gerry
Gil represented me in a guardianship matter with a parent. Throughout the process I felt well represented and informed. Gil was very diligent about understanding this very personal matter and clear on setting expectations for the process. His experience was reflected in the professional way he represented our family and we are all happy with the outcome. I would recommend that any family dealing with a guardianship matter contact Gil to discuss and I know you will find a legal professional you may trust with this most personal of matters! Thanks Gil!
Posted by Candace Weiger
I worked with Gil concerning a real estate client of mine. Gil was responsive, knowledgeable, and so helpful and supportive. He kept both of us in the loop at all times. He never made me feel like I shouldn't call, and he always took the time to answer our questions fully. He would thoroughly explain whatever process he suggested, and would keep us fully informed on how the case was progressing. I would whole heartedly recommend him for anyone needing an attorney.
Jeremy Foltz, Consumer protection Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Gil and I opposed each other on a real estate/landlord-tenant matter. I found him to be a zealous advocate for his client while also recognizing areas where compromise was available. I've even referred potential clients to him since our case resolved.