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Gilbert J Alba

Family Attorney at Gainesville, FL

5.0   14 reviews

also known as gilberto alba, gil alba

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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The attorneys at Alba & Straile PLLC believe in developing a one-on-one relationship with each of our clients. We are committed to a work ethic centered on providing personal attention to client needs. Our professionalism, proficiency, and experience, combined with our compassionate yet aggressive approach, is the reason our clients return to us when life presents them with difficulties.

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Alba & Straile, PLLC
235 S. Main Street
Suite W203
Gainesville, FL, 32601


5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Jessica | December 29, 2014
My experience was a good one
I would use Gil Alba and his firm again. You can trust this law firm to be honest. His staff always returned my calls and the outcome of my case was favorable.
Posted by Shakkerra | December 22, 2014
Represented me on 2 different cases when I got hurt
Gil Alba is so awesome. He is the perfect representation of what a good attorney should be. I am glad he chose to represent me as his client. Before coming to Mr. Alba, I went to someone else and…they told me…[there was] nothing they could do…and that I had no case. But I went to Mr. Alba…and he got something done.
Posted by Turkan | August 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
He got a case about that other lawyers messed things up ,and he tried to fix it .He is the only lawyer that should be hired in Gainesville .Thank you for everything !!!
Posted by John | July 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased Client!
Mr. Alba has been my attorney ongoing for several years and has represented me on more than one occasion. He has always been courteous, kind and extremely informative regarding my legal matters. If I need and attorney in the future, I will not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Alba & Yochim.
Posted by Melody | June 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Happy Client!
The firm took my case and did everything they could to get it settled as quickly as possible without going to trial. I would recommend Alba & Yochim to anyone looking for a great firm who not only dots all i's and crosses all t's, but they cared about my personal well being as well.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
It was a long wait but all that matters is that how good the lawyer was to me. Everything he went over with me was very clear and I am very grateful for everything he did for me. I was very pleased!
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
I have nothing but great things to say regarding my experience with Alba & Yochim. Gil is a fantastic Attorney. Always courteous with an exceptional staff. I would not only trust him again with my own legal proceedings, but highly recommend his firm as well.
Posted by Lakendra | January 8, 2016
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I love the Law Office of Alba & Yochim. The staff and Mr. Alba handled my case with perfection and care. They kept me informed on the process of my case and always considered my thoughts and opinions along the way. I highly recommend their office and will not hesitate to contact them with any future legal needs.
Posted by Melissa | December 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience!
On a scale from 1-5 I would give Mr. Alba a 5 overall, based on trustworthiness, being responsive, being knowledgeable, and keeping me informed. I felt really good about the treatment I received from the staff at Alba & Yochim., P.A., Kaitlyn (paralegal) has been wonderful. I can’t stress enough how attentive and supportive Kaitlyn has been throughout my case. Alba & Yochim met all of my expectations and I am very happy with the results of my case.
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Posted by Joni | October 23, 2015
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Professional and Client Focused Attorney
Gil was so attentive and responsive to the legal matter that I had. He is an amazing attorney, a true professional. He provided great advice and solved issues quickly. He and his team did and excellent job. I absolutely recommend his legal services. Thank you so much Gil!
Posted by Matt | October 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
My experience with Alba & Yochim was superb. I was always treated with care and understanding of my situation. The guidance along the way proved to be beneficial, as I was able to work out a settlement that was beyond fair. Mr. Alba handled my case directly with me and made sure to inform me of all of my options as the case proceeded. The office staff is always willing and able to assist with any questions or concerns. I have and would highly recommend anyone dealing with a personal injury situation to use the services of Alba & Yochim. They go above and beyond to meet your expectations.
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Posted by Alfred | September 29, 2015
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Best Attorney in town!
I had an excellent experience while Mr. Alba represented me. The entire staff at Alba & Yochim treated me very well throughout the entire case. Mr. Alba met all of my expectations and he stands out better than all of the attorneys in town. In the future I will always use Gilbert Alba as my attorney, it's by far the best law firm in town!
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Posted by David | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Alba has been very professional, efficient and has done a very good job at explaining my case. I would refer Attorney Gilbert Alba and the The Law Office of Alba & Yochim to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.
Posted by Opal Jennings | June 18, 2015
Very sincere and hardworking Attorney
I would like to say how from the first meeting.... until the end of my case, Mr. Alba was sincere, honest with answers to all my questions and always very professional. I knew he had my best interest in mind. He is highly recommended. Thank you again for everything.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member/partner
  • Alba & Straile, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • DeCarlis, Sawyer & Alba
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • DeCarlis & Sawyer
  • 2004 - 2008


  • Florida Qualified Arbitrator
  • 2015
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Central Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Baan v. Columbia County
  • Reversed in favor of client
  • Just less than $1 million settlement
  • settlement a few months before trial
  • Jury Trial
  • Jury Verdict for Plaintiff


  • Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2021 - 2023
  • Florida Justice Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Stars in Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Atwood Dunwoody Scholarship
  • University of Florida
  • N/A


Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse Gilbert
Personal injury Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Alba is a truly outstanding attorney. Not only does he know the laws and rules backwards and forwards, but he is a brilliant tactician. Combining all this with his easy and affable demeanor, and compassion for his clients, renders him an excellent choice for anyone needing assistance when injured due to someone else’s fault. I offer him my highest and most heartfelt endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Alba has been a pleasure to work with and has been an excellent mentor to me as a young lawyer. His dedication and expertise with the law is unparalleled. He stands out as an attorney because he maintains relationships with clients post-recovery."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked as a law clerk for Gil and found him to be an excellent attorney. He is very knowledgeable, personable, and thorough. Moreover, he is a great litigator, with a proven track record. I definitely would recommend him without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gil is the 'go to' guy on all personal injury matters. In Gainesville or Ocala, Gil would be my first call for motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, or anything negligence related (especially wrongful death). I have seen him in action and he's who I'd hire. Go get 'em Gil!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working for Gil in the past. He is an excellent attorney who is motivated to obtain the best results for his clients. With his experience and knowledge, he is able to help his clients make the right decisions and understand their options. I highly recommend Gil for anyone looking for an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gilbert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very good personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Gainesville Family Lawyer Gilbert J Alba
Gilbert J Alba
Family Attorney
Gainesville, FL
Licensed for 19 years
Virtual consultation available