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Jason Scott Gilbert

White collar crime Attorney at Jackson, MS

4.9   11 reviews

also known as Scott Gilbert

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 6 years
    Mississippi - MS 17 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MS
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. White collar crime
    80%
    I handle complex white collar criminal cases, such as wire and mail fraud, money laundering, asset forfeiture and health care fraud.

    18 years, 250 cases

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    20%
    I handle Medicare & Medicaid audits, and civil and criminal False Claims Act matters, where whistleblowers bring claims alleging fraud against government health care payers.

    18 years, 100 cases

My job is to help people. I defend people accused of crimes like public corruption, health care fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, and a multitude of other state and federal crimes. I defend doctors, nurses, and health care businesses in audits and False Claims Act cases. I  also help them avoid trouble before it starts, as well as assist when subpoenas and search warrants are served.  I also advise Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering compliance officers how to maintain a reasonable and appropriate AML program.

 I defend clients aggressively, conducting my own investigations instead of relying on the information provided by the government. The most effective defense is one based on all the available information, not just the minimal amount of evidence the law requires the prosecution to turn over to the person being prosecuted. I've tried jury trials in state and federal court, criminal and civil.

I've been behind the government's curtain. My connections and experience as a federal prosecutor give clients a distinct advantage and increases the chances of a positive outcome in their cases.

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Location

Watkins & Eager
400 East Capitol Street
Jackson, MS, 39201

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and caring advocate!
Scott is zealous and actively pursues justice and his client’s rights. He doesn’t stand by and wait - he gets in the fight early and stands firm for his client. He kept me well informed and fully explained my rights and options. I wholeheartedly recommend him!
Posted by Tim | September 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and he cares!
Scott stepped in and helped me when I thought there would be no help. He immediately got involved while he was on his family vacation. Upon his return he worked on a settlement and it was quickly approved and our lives returned to normal. Amazing lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism at its finest!
Our organization has worked with Mr Gilbert and been represented by him in several cases. Mr. Gilbert is not only timely in responding; he is very knowledgeable and skilled at what he does.
Posted by Amy | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It’s a great feeling knowing that there’s someone on your side’
Scott has been a saving grace. He is always dependable and makes time to help when something new comes up. I can always reach him. He responds fast and I know that he will get the best result possible. He is kind and explains everything that is happening and gives sound advice.
Posted by Jeremy | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Could not ask for better representation. Went above and beyond all of my expectations.
Posted by Kenneth | June 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
I contacted Mr Gilbert late one afternoon after coming to the realization that just because I didn’t commit the crime I was accused of didn’t mean I didn’t need a good attorney. I had just been told that I was looking at 10 years and it was clear that the prosecutor wasn’t interested in what I believed proved my innocence. I was extremely scared when I called and Mr Gilbert was with his family but took the time to hear me out and he immediately answered what he could of my questions as if I was a valued client although we didn’t know each other which made me comfortable putting my fait in his hands. I’ll admit Mr Gilbert is best at being an attorney rather than a shoulder to cry on and my suggestions on strategies and opinions about him not doing enough were not all that welcomed but I didn’t understand the realities of the legal system and was afraid so I certainly felt bad about insinuating he wasn’t doing enough. (Especially when he called to inform me that my case had been dismissed lol.)
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful for Mr Gilbert
Mr Gilbert was diligent in working with my case to present the evidence and proof of innocence. He file petition with the court to attempt to get it thrown out in advance. He listened and spoke to me with professionalism and care. He explained the process well and prepared me for all possible results.
Posted by Cooper | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
Mr. Gilbert helped me out with a minor case and treated it very professionally. He helped me understand where I was, since this was my first incident and the seriousness. He wa's very straight forward and even sat with me in the court room while the judge heard my case.
Posted by Otis | December 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent (Five Stars)
Scott Gilbert served as the attorney for my son's DUI case. Selecting Mr. Gilbert to handle the case proved to be a very wise decision. Attorney Gilbert represented my son in court and we (my son and I) appreciated the way Scott handled the case. Scott was very professional, effective, knowledgeable, and gave a strong impression about courtroom procedures. Based on attorney Gilbert's performance, I would gladly recommend him to friends and associates.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal case
He was very helpful,stayed in contact and yes you could reach him all of the time, not a voicemail or waiting for a call back, He was excellent and would highly recommend him . One of the best ,very professional.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prosecutor
I hired him thinking since he had prosecutor experience he would make a good defense attorney. I feel like he sided with the prosecution throughout my defense. To his credit, he was always available and accessible. Never hire a former prosecutor to defend you.
Response from Jason Gilbert April 12, 2018
It can be quite challenging to try and meet expectations that are unrealistic. Generally speaking, once a client has voluntarily given a full, videotaped confession, after having been caught on video committing the crime, it is frequently the best strategy to work out the best deal possible. In cases like that, getting the prosecutor to recommend to the judge that your client be given probation, instead of the recommended sentence of 36 months, is a substantial achievement in and of itself. Having the judge reject that recommendation, but cut the guideline sentence in half is still a positive result, although not what was hoped for. Of course, the client is always told what the possibilities are and is regularly cautioned not to assume that the judge will follow the government's recommendation with regard to sentencing.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Watkins & Eager
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Mississippi College School Of Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Jackson, MS
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Mississippi State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Lee Taylor, 1:07cr116HSO-RHW
  • Conviction
  • United States v. Pamela Conroy
  • Conviction Affirmed
  • United States v. Heriberto Rodriguez-Flores
  • Affirmed
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Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Mississippi chapter)
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rankin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Capital Area Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mississippi Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Investigation of the Year
  • National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
  • 2013
  • Inspector General's Integrity Award
  • Inspector General, United States Department of Health & Human Services
  • 2010
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Publications

  • American Bar Association publication
  • Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Hot News for May
  • 2019
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mississippi Bar Convention
  • Criminal Defense and Federal Criminal Practice
  • 2022
  • Pfizer Legal Alliance Continuing Education
  • Ethical Issues for Corporate Counsel
  • 2018
  • Mississippi College School of Law, Health Law Bootcamp
  • Health Law Compliance Fallout Panel
  • 2018
  • Mississippi Bar, Health Law Section
  • Criminal Implications of the Opioid Crisis
  • 2017
  • Asset Forfeiture Chiefs and Experts CLE
  • Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering
  • 2015
  • Victims of Financial Fraud CLE
  • Financial Fraud
  • 2013
  • Intro to Money Laundering CLE
  • Money Laundering
  • 2013
  • Intro to Financial Litigation for AUSA's CLE
  • Financial Litigation
  • 2013
  • Asset Forfeiture Chiefs and Experts CLE
  • Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • 2012
  • Identity Theft CLE
  • Identity Theft
  • 2012
  • Advanced Money Laundering CLE
  • Money Laundering
  • 2012
  • Intro to Forfeiture for Support Staff CLE
  • Asset Forfeiture
  • 2011
  • Mississippi State University Health Care Forum
  • Health Care Fraud
  • 2010
  • IRS-CI Asset Forfeiture Training
  • Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (15)
Endorse Jason
White collar crime Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is dedicated to the best outcome for each client. He knows the law and knows the courts. He is an excellent lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to interpreting federal law. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a true professional."
Federal crime Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Scott is a skilled attorney who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in criminal law. He is trustworthy, and a credit to our Bar."
White collar crime Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Scott for several years, and defended many cases that Scott prosecuted. He always proved to be a tough adversary who knew his cases inside and out. And, he was always straight forward and honest. Scott's clients will benefit from his work ethic, knowledge of the law, and experience as a federal prosecutor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott Gilbert is a good attorney, who knows his way around the Court room. I am positive that he can handle any case or issue that his clients may have."
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Jackson White collar crime Lawyer Jason Scott Gilbert
Jason Scott Gilbert
White collar crime Attorney
Jackson, MS
Licensed for 17 years
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