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.
Posted by LINDA
I always had confidence that whatever client's file I sent to Gil, it would be worked and investigated to the fullest extent. Gil always kept me informed of updates and always looked out for the best interest of our corporation. Gil gives good advice and is always helpful to make you understand any procedures. I have the utmost respect for Gil File.
Posted by Coma Lee
At 87 years of age I didn't know where to turn when I was faced with a barrage of legal problems arising from my husband's unfortunate diagnosis of alzhimers and the court's declaration of his incompetency. Gil took control of a very difficult situation that could have financially devastated me. He advised me and stood strong for me through many court proceedings. Gil's experience as a former Wake County Clerk of Court allowed him to navigate through a maze of confusing proceedings. I cannot imagine that I could have found a more comeptent attorney. In fact, he treated me like a son would treat his mother.
Posted by LuAnn
Gil has been so caring about my trail,he is a good honest person that has done a wonderful job for me.