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David P. Gilbert

also known as David Gilbert

About me

"Since 2010, I've represented thousands of individuals in the Tampa Bay area."




Attorney David P. Gilbert, owner of Gilbert Law firm, graduated from Stetson Univerity College of Law and received his bachelors degree in public communication from the University of South Florida. As a "quasi-native Floridian" (Tampa Bay resident for nearly 30 years), his familarity with the region and his ties to the community are a valuable asset for his firm.

While in law school, Mr. Gilbert performed pro bono work for several organizations, including the Criminal Appeals Division of the Florida Attorney General's Office and the Community Law Program, a non-profit organization that provides legal services to low-income and disadvantaged individuals.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Gilbert worked as a licensed claims adjuster for AIG Insurance (Workers' Compensation Claims) and also, as a law clerk for both civil and criminal attorneys in the Tampa area. In addition to these positions, Mr. Gilbert created several small businesses while in law school, including his own dietary supplement company and a marketing company for small businesses. 

In October 2010, Gilbert Law Firm was established to provide skilled legal representation for personal injury / auto accident cases, traffic offenses, license suspension matters, DUI and criminal defense. Attorney Gilbert has handled thousands of cases and he works tirelessly to ensure that each case is given the personal attention and dedication it deserves.

Gilbert Law Firm continues to experience steady growth due to Attorney Gilbert's results-oriented approach and his obsession with efficiency, which translates into more affordable fees for his clients. Attorney Gilbert has recently been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" and is also the most reviewed attorney on for Florida traffic ticket matters.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    6 years, 100 cases
  2. Speeding Ticket: 25%
    6 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    6 years, 500 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    5 years
  5. Expungement: 10%
    6 years



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

46 total 

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  • John Armando Edmiston

    David is a spectacular lawyer. He is relentless at working to achieve his client's goals. He is fluent with the law and knows how to use it to his advantage. I endorse Mr. Gilbert.


    John Edmiston Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Matthew A. Dolman

    David is a competent, thoroughly prepared and aggressive advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer prospective clients in need of an elite criminal defense lawyer to Mr. Gilbert.


    Matthew Dolman Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Gilbert Law Firm PLLC (Main Location)

10300 49th Street North
Clearwater, FL, 33762-5000

Gilbert Law Firm (By Appointment Only)

2202 N. Westshore Blvd Ste 200
Tampa, FL, 33607



FLMember in Good Standing201006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Client's ChoiceAVVO2013
Top ContributorAvvo2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner / AttorneyGilbert Law Firm PLLC2010 - Present
Volunteer, Criminal Appeals DivisionAttorney General, Florida2009 - 2009
Volunteer, Family LawCommunity Law Program2009 - 2010
Law ClerkBangos Law Firm, Pa2008 - 2009
Law ClerkChristopher C. Ferguson, Pa2008 - 2009
Claims Adjuster, Workers' CompAig Insurance Company2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - 2015
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Careless Driving (1022XXX - Pinellas County)Not Guilty
Speeding 35mph Over Limit (7528XXX - Hillsborough County)Dismissed
Racing on Highway (6007XXX - Pinellas County)Charge reduced to Careless Driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
Herald TribuneReckless Driving Charge Dropped2012
Baynews9Newly released video shows trooper chasing motorcyclists at 130 mph2012
Tampa-Ticket-Lawyer.comTraffic Tickets and Your Insurance Premium2011
Tampa-ticket-lawyer.comFlorida CDL Ticket Information2011
TampaTicketAttorneyBlog.comVarious Entries2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of South FloridaCommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Stetson UniversitySolo Practice and Traffic Law2011