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Harris W Gilbert

Probate Attorney at Hollywood, FL

5.0   52 reviews
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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Harris

Learn Harris’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    30%
    Our office handles Probate administration and litigation. We can help you with estate planning as well.

    21 years

  2. Car accident
    25%
    Former Insurance Defense associate at Vernis & Bowling. Currently handling plaintiff's personal injury cases of all types ranging from Auto Accidents, Trip and Fall, General Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Product's Liability.

    21 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Former Insurance Defense associate at Vernis & Bowling. Currently handling plaintiff's personal injury cases of all types ranging from Auto Accidents, Trip and Fall, General Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Product's Liability.

    21 years, 150 cases

  4. Real estate
    20%
    Our office handles Real Estate breach of contract, Lis Pendens, TItle disputes, Probate, etc. in Miami and all of South Florida.

    21 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Handling all traffic tickets in Miami and Broward.

    21 years

FIGHTING FOR OUR CLIENTS SINCE 2003. AVAILABLE 24/7. CALL US NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

Mr. Gilbert and his law partner Andrew J. Smallman opened the Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC with a vision of helping the individual.  With prior experience at a civil defense firm and at the public defender's office Mr. Gilbert has the knowledge and experience you need from your lawyer.  The firm of Gilbert & Smallman also features experienced Civil Litigator Ryan Tables as of counsel.

 

When you call the Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman you will talk directly to your lawyer. Our clients have direct access to us at all times.  We understand that as a client you want to be kept informed and speak to your lawyer.  We have offices conveniently located in Miami, North Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and Tallahassee.  We offer free consultations 24/7.  

 

Mr. Gilbert is currently available for consultation in the areas of personal injury, car/auto accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, Probate Administration & Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, criminal defense and dui/traffic tickets,  He is licensed to handle cases within the State of Florida as well as in Federal District Court in the Southern District of Florida. His priority is fighting for your rights.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2019,2018,2017,2016,2012
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2018 + 3 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

Harris W Gilbert
3475 Sheridan St.
Suite 301
Hollywood, FL, 33021

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  52 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Patricia | March 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I recently had the pleasure of working with Harris Gilbert (Gilbert & Smallman) on a legal matter, and was very impressed with their professionalism, expertise, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for us. From the very beginning, Harris demonstrated a deep understanding of the legal issues involved in our case and a clear strategy for how to get it quickly resolved. He kept us informed and updated throughout the process, and always took the time to answer our questions and address our concerns. One thing that really stood out to me about Harris was his ability to anticipate and navigate potential obstacles in our case. He was always one step ahead, and his attention to detail and preparation quickly helped us achieve a successful outcome. In addition to his legal skills, Harris was also a pleasure to work with on a personal level. He was always professional, courteous, kind, and respectful, and he truly cared about our well-being. Overall, I cannot recommend Harris highly enough. If you're looking for a skilled and dedicated attorney who will get it done, Harris is the one to call.
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Posted by Tatiana | December 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional job. Thank you.
I have sought legal advice on several occasions and have always been satisfied. Thank you very much for your professional service.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Harris was diligent, responsive and effective! Very pleased with the results. Great attorney!
Posted by Alina Rosello | December 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thanks!! Excellent work
Highly professional, honest lawyer, for his excellent work hi is highly recommended
Posted by Julian | December 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Sharp, Responsible.
Mr. Gilbert professionally handled two of my cases. Both of them were dismissed. Always recommending to all my friends and clients.
Posted by Joshua | September 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer
What a great experience it was to work with one of the great lawyers in South Florida who treats you like family. From the moment I met with Harris till the very end, he was very transparent. He worked diligently so I can get the best outcome. I have no regrets hiring Harris.
Posted by Bob | July 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate
Harris did a great job in what ended up being a very lengthy probate case. He always responded when I contacted him and was very patient and informative working through the process. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Maria | July 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Harris was amazing. He was very communicative and always gave me honest advice, he truly cares for his clients. Thank you again for all your effort and hard work!
Posted by Alex | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Great work, got my ticket dismissed and was quick to respond to every question I had. I would definitely use him again!
Posted by Peter | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Great service. Get back to to you in a timely fashion, answers all questions perfectly.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best!
It was a pleasure working with Harris Gilbert! Ive used him as my lawyer for multiple occasions and the process always went by quickly And stress free ! He is very professional, caring and amazing at what he does! I would highly recommend him! Thank you again Harris!
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
Outstanding very professional wonderful staff I was very satisfied with the service I’ll definitely recommend anybody that is looking for a professional
Posted by Tashara | October 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney you could ever find!
From 2015 when I first met Mr. Gilbert he has been on top of everything. He is super nice respectful and diligent in his work. He goes above and beyond for his clients. He treats you like family! Fast forward 2019. I forgot all about my case and Mr. Gilbert tracked me down with great news of a settlement! Many lawyers would not have done that. I am pleased with his service and I highly recommend his law firm.
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Posted by Edipcia | September 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
He was very helpful and efficient throughout the whole process. Very caring and professional attorney.
Posted by Natalka | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Heartfelt Lawyer
I was in severe car accident and I had traumatic injuries. On the top of that I had tons of medical bills. I was advised to seek for legal help and to call Mr. Gilbert. From the very beginning Mr. Gilbert was taking care of my bills, so I could take better care of my health. Mr. Gilbert is a very professional and a very heartfelt person; knowing that I am hurt, he or his assistant Ana would check on me how my recovery was going. He did tremendous job on my case and I highly recommend Mr. Gilbert for your legal needs!
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Posted by Jonathan O. | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gifted Injury Attorney!!
Gilbert thanks for all the help, you always pay attention to every detail. Hopefully I dont have to see you again but if lightening strikes I know who Ill call!
Posted by Parag | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket efficiency & great person
Harris Gilbert was professional, friendly, responsive, prompt and courteous in communicating. He instilled confidence. After taking the information he required and discussing with his supportive colleagues he basically said 'leave it with me'. A few weeks later next thing I knew the ticket problem was gone with no penalty. Of course, I don't want another traffic ticket but he left me feeling like I need to get another ticket just to be able to work with him again!!! Happy customer.
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Posted by Anthony | August 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer and Great Person at Heart
I am pleased to say that Harris and his team did a killer job on my case. He provided me with updates every time he would have new information. Best of all, I got a great payout for my car accident. Looking for result? He’s the man for the job.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
It was a pleasure being represented by Harris Gilbert. He made the process very smooth and effortless. He has a great attitude and is very professional. I would highly recommend him as an attorney.
Posted by Andrea | May 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attention and Professionalism
I suffered a car accident about 2 years ago. I turned to the lawyer Harris Gilbert. I am satisfied with the way he followed me, his advice was very helpful and guided me in the research phase of doctors and therapists valid for my problem. In the end he made a good negotiation with the insurance company. I advise the lawyer Gilbert for his attention and professionalism
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Gilbert & Smallman PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Broward County Public Defender's Office
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Florida
  • BABA
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Trip and Fall
  • $120,000.00 Settlement plus $15,000.00 in medpay.
  • Manuel v. Progressive Auto Insurance
  • Settlement in the amount of $72,000.00 and $10,000.00 in PIP Benefits
  • Erickson vs. Celebrity Cruise Line
  • Settlement in the amount of $47,500.00
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Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami chapter)
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 Florida Rising Stars
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Hat Trick Award
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (24)
Endorse Harris
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Mr. Gilbert for his expertise and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients. Mr. Gilbert is the consummate Trial lawyer, always prepared to fight for his clients. For these reasons, I proudly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Harris has an excellent reputation in the community for his advocacy of injured clients and trial skills."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gilbert is an excellent and compassionate trial attorney; someone you want on your side. He is a staple in the community and well liked and respected by his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Excellent trial lawyer who is ready and willing to go the distance for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harris is not only an excellent and aggressive lawyer, he's compassionate. He truly seeks to understands his clients needs. Anyone looking for a compassionate, efficient and excellent lawyer should contact Harris."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Harris Gilbert is an excellent personal injury attorney who understands the intricacies and challenges of these cases. He is an advocate who serves the interests of his clients in a professional, consistent, and zealous manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Harris for most of his career. We represented a few co-defendants a while back and I was very impressed with his legal knowledge and ability to think outside the box. There is no doubt that Harris thinks outside the box to get excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gilbert is an excellent criminal defense attorney. His knowledge of the law is second only to his passion for his clients' causes. An excellent trial attorney, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Harris is an excellent lawyer. He works really hard for his clients and obtains great results. I would trust him to handle a case for a family member if they should ever need it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Gilbert and I have worked on several matters together. He's sharp, thorough, and always puts his clients first. I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Harris. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Harris and his law partner are good lawyers, honest and overall good guys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Harris is an experienced advocate who I would endorse both personally and professionally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 25
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Hollywood Probate Lawyer Harris W Gilbert
Harris W Gilbert
Probate Attorney
Hollywood, FL
Licensed for 20 years
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