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Matthew Jacob Gilbert

Divorce and separation Attorney at Burnsville, MN

4.5   8 reviews

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Licensed for 12 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/29/2022

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Gilbert Alden PLLC
2801 Cliff Rd. E., Suite 200
Burnsville, MN, 55337

Reviews

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Posted by Patricia | June 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt is my Atticus Finch.
After three long years and three different lawyers in an effort to divorce my husband, No so called reputable attorney was able to get me support. In my darkest moment with little to no money left, I was blessed to find Matt Gilbert. He was sympathetic, brilliant, and 100% ethical. Extremely sensitive to the rights of females. He got me through trial with excellent results! I refer to Matt as my Atticus Finch. I highly recommend Matt as your starting place. I can promise you, you will not regret it. His fees are fair and not padded. Matt is truly devoted to the spirit of his profession, not focused on his own financial gain.
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Posted by Teresa | July 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Come out smiling!
I was so fortunate that an good friend suggested Matthew Gilbert to represent me in my divorce. Matthew Gilbert handled all matters swiftly and better than I thought possible! I was married 25 years. I had never been divorced and had no idea the steps or the legal process. He always made me at ease that I could ask ANY question. Matthew explained things so I was able to relax. This was important to me. My divorce was settled better than I considered possible!!!!!! I'm so thrilled he was suggested to me. If you need a lawyer, chose him! You will be happy. I can promise you that!
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Posted by Deb | May 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorced after 25 years
Matt did what was needed for a speedy divorce (4 months) with as little drama as possible AND I didn't give away the farm! No, it is not cheap….but this is relative isn’t it?? I was referred to Matt from a friend that only consulted with him. She ended up not using an attorney at all in her divorce. She was referred to him from a friend that was up AGAINST Matt in his divorce. That was enough for me to consult with Matt. Matt was grounding for me and helped me to decrease the emotion that I was feeling and did not escalate it. He was very matter of fact, positive and centered on the facts. I had waited, thinking that my divorce was too complicated. In dealing with my now X's attorney, Matt was factual and very comfortable. Matt showed he could handle conflict with colleagues as well as handle my emotions with this negotiation. He understood the way to get things done efficiently and get a positive outcome. I was ready at certain times to give away the farm just to be done. Matt was the stabilizer. He was calm and reserved, yet efficient. Listening to my concerns and giving the "why" behind his actions made me not only comfortable, but optimistic about the outcome. He knew his way around a courtroom and that was evident. When others said that we didn't need to do certain things, Matt never lead me down the wrong road. I would whole heartedly recommend Matt! He was wonderful and made me feel like I was his special client. This is invaluable in a divorce situations, as well others I am sure
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Posted by Bo | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All about the client
Matt made me feel like my case was the only one he had was very prompt in answering all questions and I didn't have to worry about contacting him whenever I felt the need.
Posted by Lisa | January 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matthew gave back my life. A second chance is rare
Divorce was never expected. My ex had hid money for years and planned with the best to ruin my life and financial picture. I am grateful to Mr. Gilbert, his performance demonstratred people matter first. His work is his passion. Have met with many lawyers, none believed in the value of justice. Matthew is true and very brilliant.
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Posted by Nancy | November 13, 2013
Calm and reasonable win the day
Matt was a solid rock of calm and reason for me. Mine was a family matter involving my elderly mother and became stressful and emotional for me with very high stakes. In guardianship, once a person becomes a ward of the state there is no turning back and a family member was determined to go down this path. All of which would be pleasant but most important it worked! He sought a negotiation with a family member and when that didn't work, found another strategy. Ultimately, Matt petitioned to drop the case which the judge granted. Mom averted disaster and she now will be able to spend her remaining years cared for by family members.
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Posted by Hduranseau | August 8, 2013
QUALITY & QUANITY
An excellent attorney capable of making legal decisions better than most judges are capable of making judicial decisions...highly recommended...this writer rates him highly in all areas.
Posted by Rick | April 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely would not recommend Matt Gilbert
Matt Gilbert is a nice guy. If you just want to hire a nice guy then Matt Gilbert is the man. However, if you want to hire a lawyer that will actually listen to you, and actually stand up for what you want, then this is not the lawyer you'll want to hire. Frustrating to work with and not as experienced as you'll want in a skilled lawyer. Keep scrolling and you can find better. I can not recommend him
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney, Owner
  • Gilbert Law Office PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Legal Content Intern
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • MARILYN J. MICHALES & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
  • 2008 - 2012

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Best Family Law Attorneys
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Law Review
  • Law Review
  • 2010
  • Law Review
  • Law Review
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Marriage Dissolution in Hennepin County
  • Marital Dissolution
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (29)
Endorse Matthew
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Matt to anyone dealing with a divorce or other family law issue. He is a great lawyer and a great guy."
Family Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for several years and can wholeheartedly say that I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Matt is my law partner at Gilbert Alden. He's dedicated to his clients, always returns phone calls, and gives great advice. Beyond that, he has great legal knowledge and is a excellent problem-solver."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Gilbert brought me in to assist with some business related issues in a complex divorce. I had the pleasure of watching him in action and he did a superb job and zealously advocated for his client. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gilbert is an exceptional attorney. I have referred multiple clients to him with confidence in his ability to handle their legal needs and exceed their expectations."
Appeals Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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