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Gael Gilles

Criminal defense Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   14 reviews

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About Gael

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  1. Criminal defense
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    Serving clients with numerous criminal matters. Whether they are facing drug charges, DWI, Domestic Violence, Assault, Theft Charges, or other criminal matters.

Gael Gilles is the founding attorney at Gilles Law, PLLC. Mr. Gilles is licensed in state courts in  North Carolina and South Carolina, and the Federal Courts in all of North Carolina and South Carolina.  Gael's areas of focus are criminal defense, and traffic offenses. 

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Licensed for 8 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/21/2023
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Gilles Law, PLLC
725 East Trade Street Suite 215
Charlotte, NC, 28202

Reviews

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Posted by Kedis | December 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Peace of mind
Thanks Gilelslaw. I have dealt with them more than once and in all cases they did their job efficiently. Honestly, I would never seek legal help from any other law office.
Posted by Krystle Lockett | September 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Review
Everything was done in a timely matter and I was notified about everything that went on in Court. My lawyer did everything possible to make sure the results was fair. I would highly recommend Gilles Law to any and everybody needed help with the justice system!
Posted by Francis | September 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ticket
Everything they said they would do they did... Will use them again if and when needed.
Posted by Elky | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Citation
I received a speeding ticket in Charlotte while visiting my brother who lives in High Point. I live in Miami and was in need of a reliable attorney. My brother, an officer, called a few attorney's and referred me to this law firm. I couldn't be more satisfied with their service. Ms. Campo was extremely informative and approachable, and confident they could reduce the fine. Mr. Gael Gilles delivered, he was able to have it mitigated down to going 9 over the posted limit. It was a lot more than 9.
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Posted by Samantha | June 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Review for Gael Gilles, Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr. Gilles was beyond amazing in handling my case. He always kept me up to speed with the progress of my case, got the county to grant me a fairly painless sanction, and took care of everything in a thorough and time-efficient manner. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Jenna | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I don't want to brag...
Really, I don't, trust me. Gael is a criminal attorney, so you probably wouldn't think to use him for traffic court, but speeding is breaking the law. He was an attorney for a co-worker who highly recommended him and I'll have to do the same. Why? He travels for one. He was also very informative of the process and my options, what each would do if chosen, and made the situation a little less stressful- which I tend to do the opposite of.
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Posted by Elijah | June 5, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Efficient, Fast and worth it.
Gael was very detailed oriented, keptin touch with me and updates with the case. He helped me calm down and put things in perspective.
Posted by omar | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
business owner
hired Gilles Law,Pllc they represented me well honest,dedicated and ethical on their job. really they are the king of lawyers you want on your team .I recommend every day of the week they are good people
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Cleared Up Traffic Citations
Gael quickly took care of a traffic citation with a failure to appear. He successfully secured the results we needed in a timely, efficient, and professional manner. Couldn't be happier!
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would have never gotten my child back.
Gael is the most charismatic lawyer that I have ever seen. It truly gives a face to the words “cunning” and “agile”. Within a courtroom setting you will always find a dynamic atmosphere that you need to be able to adapt to; especially when in a hearing or trial within a family court or criminal court. Although he only specializes in taking on criminal cases. I personally gaurentee you that he is worth every penny spent although emotionally it has to come with patients and trust. This is a results driving lawyer and he will stand by you until the end.
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Posted by Kasey | August 4, 2015
A pleasure to work with and a great lawyer
Mr. Gilles took on my case right after I had gotten a previous case dismissed. Since the offenses were so close together, I wasn't sure what to do or what my options were. Mr. Gilles explained various strategies and potential outcomes, and the pros/cons of each defense, which aided greatly in making a decision. Mr. Gilles went to court twice for me and was able to prevent these charges from going on my record. I am grateful that he was able to help me correct past mistakes and would recommend him without reservation to anyone needing a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2015
Honest, trustworthy attorneys do exist
I sought Gaels help with a divorce related issue. My first impression of him was that he seemed to really care and was invested in helping me. I didn't feel like I was just another client. Gael did in fact help me and was able resolve my legal issues quickly and without having to go to court. I would recommend him as an affordable and skilled attorney.
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Posted by Ryan | May 27, 2015
Excellent service, responsive, intelligent
Although my case has not yet been resolved Mr. Gilles has been responsive and very accessible. I am very pleased with the professionalism and comfortable, and discreet environment he has provided. I would highly recommend his firms services in a time of need.
Posted by Karen | April 28, 2015
Conscientious
Mr. Gilles was a classmate of mine and I can speak from knowing him for awhile. He is honest, trustworthy and most of all capable intellectually! I would hire him if I needed him in a heartbeat; I have referred clients to Mr. Gilles and he has handled them perfectly. Thank you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Gilles Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Document Review Specialist
  • Synergy Legal Consultants
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Teacher's Assistant
  • Charlotte School Of Law
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Executive Team Leader
  • Target
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Owner
  • Cornell Environmental Drilling
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Store Manager
  • Petsmart
  • 1996 - 2007
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Education

  • Charlotte School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Winthrop University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Settled
  • Will
  • Completed
  • Divorce
  • Divorced
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • South Carolina Federal District Court
  • License attorney
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States Federal Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2018 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Criminal Defense Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Federal Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • Licensed attorney
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Federal Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2017 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Pro Bono and Legal Recruitment Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • South Carolina State Bar
  • 2015 - Present
  • ARAG Legal Services
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Small/Solo Section of Meck Co. Bar association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lawyer's Mutual
  • Insured Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Order of the Crown
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Avvo Client award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Avvo - Top attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award
  • Southern Region Black Law Student Association
  • 2016
  • Nominee - Teacher's assistant of the year
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2014
  • Dean's List
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2013
  • Order of the Crown
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2012
  • Order of the Crown
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • 2012
  • Dean's list
  • Winthrop University
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • Winthrop University
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Property Law Journal
  • Assisted in research for Law Review Article
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Winthrop School of Business Business Mentorship meet-up
  • Business Networking
  • 2017
  • MBA Program Resume/Interview skills
  • How to impress a potential employer
  • 2017
  • MBA Career Development Seminar
  • Impressing a Potential Employer
  • 2017
  • Interviewing Counseling and Negotiation class
  • How to negotiate with opposing parties
  • 2017
  • Counseling Interviewing and Negotiations class
  • Tips for Bar Passage
  • 2017
  • Black Chamber of Commerce - Networking event
  • My Bio/My Business
  • 2017
  • Ask a Lawyer Day
  • Obtaining legal services
  • 2017
  • Winthrop University Business Networking Event
  • Networking
  • 2016
  • Trial Practice - Mock Trial
  • Witness
  • 2016
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice - Class
  • Advice and Experiences - What happens when you open a law practice
  • 2016
  • Law class
  • Why traffic attorneys matter
  • 2016
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • North Carolina Motor Vehicle Offenses
  • 2016
  • Charlotte School of Law Moot Court Competition
  • Guest Judge
  • 2016
  • Ask a Lawyer
  • Family law and Criminal Law issues you may face
  • 2016
  • Winthrop Business development conference
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • 2015
  • Professional Development Conference
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • 2015
  • Local Panel of Practitioners
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2015
  • Lawyering Processes Teacher's assistant review session
  • How to form your argument
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (16)
Endorse Gael
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Gael for several years. He is not only a colleague but a friend. He's approachable, very intelligent, and works hard to find creative legal solutions for his clients. If you are facing a criminal matter, take the advice of a former prosecutor and consult with Mr. Gilles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gael is a very intelligent and personable attorney who truly cares for his clients. His professionalism is obvious and his legal knowledge is an asset to anyone who chooses him as their attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gael is a straight-shooting attorney. He is driven by results and strives to deliver quality representation for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gael is personable, knowledgeable in the law, and thorough in his cases. I have referred clients to Gael several times in the past and will continue to do so in the future. I fully endorse Gael in the area of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Gilles on several cases and have always been impressed with his work ethic and preparation. Whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, Mr. Gilles treats every client's case with the utmost diligence, and works aggressively to achieve great results for his clients. I recommend Mr. Gilles without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gilles is an excellent attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and has always been there to lend me a helping hand. If ever you find yourself needing Attorney Gilles, you will be in great hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gael has done a great job starting and running his own criminal defense practice. He is a confident and knowledgeable attorney, and is licensed in both North Carolina and South Carolina."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gilles has only been practicing for a short time, but already has a well established business. As an attorney right now, if I were to every need an attorney, I would select Mr. Gilles. He is also well respected in the legal community. He also is very good with communicating which is a must for a solid attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed Mr. Gilles represent his clients in court with wonderful results. I would recommend him to anyone looking to hire a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gael is a great attorney, and provides zealous representation to all his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gilles is a credit to the legal profession. He is highly knowledgeable in various legal areas from criminal law to family law to civil litigation matters. Further, he is articulate and clear in his arguments, and is meticulous in his legal research and writing. I highly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gael is a criminal and traffic defense attorney who enjoys fighting for his clients rights."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Gilles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gael is an excellent attorney who is driven to achieve the best possible results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gael is incredibly knowledgable and it determined to get the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Gael is a person that will put 100% into your representation at all times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gilles is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is always respectful and treats all of his clients with respect. I endorse this lawyer."
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Charlotte Criminal defense Lawyer Gael Gilles
Gael Gilles
Criminal defense Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation