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Jeffrey Robert Gilbert

Family Attorney at Angleton, TX

4.7   29 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    60%
    Divorce, Child Support and Child Custody Modification; Certified Family Law Mediator.

    19 years

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    Former Harris County Assistant District Attorney; Former Special Criminal Court Judge Harris County (Houston); work daily in the criminal courts of Brazoria County representing adults and juveniles in cases involving all levels of felonies and misdemeanors. Particualr interest and experience in DWI/DUI and also representation of clients of all ages with mental health disorders.

    34 years

  3. Litigation
    3%
    Commercial and Consumer disputes, Personal Injury and Local Counsel Work; Mediator.

    34 years

  4. Estate planning
    2%
    Significant experience in probate and in the drafting of wills including necessary documents for blended/non-traditional families.

    19 years

DECISIVE REPRESENTATION WITH VITAL EXPERIENCE AS A FORMER PROSECUTOR AND SPECIAL CRIMINAL JUDGE.

I've been practicing law for 30+ years throughout the State of Texas.  I am experienced, diligent, tenacious and have a strong "justice bone" in fighting for my clients.  I have received the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell and am listed in the guide as a Preeminent Attorney in my areas of practice.  This rating is based upon surverys from lawyers and judges with whom I regularly work. I practice primarily Family Law and Criminal Defense.  I have been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters for seven consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 2023) I am dedicated to representing my clients during tough times including divorce, child custody and when they are charged with crimes whether felony or misdemeanor.  Our five person team including attorney, Suzanna Johnson, who is licensed both in Florida and Texas are adept in assisting our clients in what is clearly a very stressful time. 

After serving as an assistant district attorney in Houston (Harris County) I was honored to be selected as a Special Judge in the County Criminal Courts at Law.  I've tried scores of felony and misdemeanor cases to a jury verdict.  Experience Matters.  I am also honored to serve as Presiding Municipal Judge for the City of Angleton. Integrity Matters.

With an office in Angleton (near the courthouse) we provide convenient and timely representation. I and my staff or prepared to assist you with your needs for strong, competent and passionate representatrion.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2022 2012 2011

Location

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Todd | November 28, 2011
My divorce experience
Jeff did a fantastic job for me. Jeff involved me in every step of the process from the beginining of the case. He always took time to clearly explain where we were in the process, what was happening and the various potential outcomes. Jeff was available whenever I had questions or needed advice, even on weekends or in the evening. Equally important to me was that not only did I recieve excellent legal services but also he helped me understand the emotional aspects of what I was going through. This perspective was very important to me in that it led to my getting the best outcome possible.
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Posted by Tom | November 22, 2011
I was charged with an offense with a possible sentence of 25 years to life
I am able to spend this Thanksgiving and Christmas with my loving family and children this year because the help I received. I am very thankful and grateful for all of his expertise and professionalism.
Posted by Jay | May 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional! 10 stars!!
Words can not provide the amount of appreciation I have for Mr. Gilbert. He and Darla spearheaded my case and I could not asked for a better outcome. Their representation was priceless. They are here to help the everyday person navigate through the entire process of the unexplainable law system in America. My case was completely dismissed. So grateful for the professionalism and assistance.
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Response from Jeffrey Gilbert June 1, 2022
We were honored to help you in achieving this terrific result. Thank you for the kind words.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer of Integrity
Jeff Gilbert and/or his staff were available to answer questions. They were able to assist in dismissing the charge. I would definitely recommend this law office.
Response from Jeffrey Gilbert May 16, 2022
Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to work with you.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Positive Feedback with my experience
Jeff Gilbert has represented me twice and both times i had positive results. He has help me with my troubles and helped me get back on track, Him and his legal assistant Darla Brown we very helpful and always staying in good communication with me and my family. I highly recommend his representation to anyone
Response from Jeffrey Gilbert May 16, 2022
Thank you so much for the chance to work with you and help! We appreciate the kind words and the positive feedback. From all of our team to you, best wishes for a bright future.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best outcome
Stood by me for the best possible outcome. Always willing to listen. Saved my job and would highly recommend.
Response from Jeffrey Gilbert February 28, 2022
Thank you so much for the kind words. My staff and I worked hard for you and I am glad that your life is on track. JRG
Posted by Paris | January 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Paris
Mr. Gilbert was professional, courteous, sympathetic yet truthful. I highly recommend his law firm for any and all you legal matters.
Posted by Derrik | January 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Mr. Gilbert is a phenomenal attorney. I would absolutely recommend his services to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Karan | November 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second Probation Violation w/ MTAG
I retained Jeff to represent me in a criminal case and it was the best thing I could of done. He's extremely knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything about my case and all of the possible outcomes. If ever I had a question or concern, He or Darla (who is incredible herself) always had the time to address them. The outcome to my case was better than I could of ever expected thanks to Jeff's expertise and solid advice. I would encourage anyone who needs excellent representation for a criminal charge to contact and speak with Jeff. If I ever need anyone to represent me in the future it will definitely be Mr. Gilbert.
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Response from Jeffrey Gilbert November 16, 2021
Karan, it was a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for trusting in the process. You know what to do now and are in a better and safe place. Best regards, Jeff
Posted by Drake | August 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work by Jeff & Associates
I hired Jeff and Steve to help me with my first criminal lawsuit case. They were both absolutely amazing. Responded back in a very promptly manner, and answered any questions I had throughout the process. They told me what would happen, and it got done. Steve Boman, was at every court date with me and was so helpful. Darla was also wonderful with helping answer any question I had. I would definitely recommend looking into this firm before you look elsewhere.
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Response from Jeffrey Gilbert August 27, 2021
Drake, thank you so much for the kind words. It was a privilege to assist you during what surely was a trying time for you. Steve, Darla and my entire team enjoyed working with you and securing the dismissal of your case.
Posted by Wilson | April 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
I am very greateful for the service I received from (Jeffrey Robert Gilbert ). He helped me tremendously with my case and kept me updated throughout the process until everything was taken care of. He made me feel at ease during the whole process. He will get great results for you and makes it extremely convenient to work with while he works hard for you. Jeffrey Gilbert is a great attorney. Always honest, upfront and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a great, friendly lawyer and to get the job done. God blessed you sir and your family.
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Response from Jeffrey Gilbert April 30, 2021
It was an honor to represent you on what was a serious accusation. You trusted me, my firm, and the process resulting in a No Bill by the grand jury. Case dismissed! We are glad that you are back and able to work to support yourself and be the productive member of society that you are. JRG
Posted by Linda | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I would recommend this place to anybody! Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable, which helped keep me at ease during the process. I commend Jeff Gilbert and his team for all they did for me.
Response from Jeffrey Gilbert February 25, 2020
Linda, thank you so much for trusting in us! Steve and I both enjoyed working on your case and our entire staff truly enjoyed getting to know you.
Posted by James | December 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Lawyer!!!
Had a difficult very dynamic family law issue that Me. Gilbert and staff handled quickly and professionally. I can’t stress enough the importance of good representation during very emotional family legal issues. The experience and professionalism of this firm is top notch. Highly recommend if in need of a lawyer.
Response from Jeffrey Gilbert December 12, 2019
James, thank you for your kind end encouraging words and the trust you showed in me and my staff as we worked with you throughout your divorce. We enjoyed helping you reach your goals and wish you all the best. /jrg
Posted by Julie | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
We Believe! That is in the Law Offices of Jeff Gilbert. In this family’s opinion, we are convinced that we could not have landed up with a better law firm to represent us in our case. The firm knows the law, the legal system in place in Brazoria and the surrounding counties. They schedule an initial interview and do an in depth discussion on your issues explaining exactly where you stand, what you can expect and the best way to proceed from this point in time. They explain the do’s and don’ts and the ramifications of each action. There were no false promises. Very importantly, they know how and when to proceed on your issue. The law firm staff was always courteous, pleasant and easy to work with. They are very good at assisting you with your input to the case information needed which made it a whole lot easier. They were always glad to hear from you when you wanted to know how things were proceeding or needed some advice. We were so fortunate to have found this law firm. We feel we could not have been represented any better and were very pleased with the outcome. When it comes to law firms, you hear this and that but when it comes right down to it, you have to decide who is best for you. It could very well be in your best interest to at least come in for an initial interview. There was no pressure to choose them but we are thankful we did. Best of luck to you that need help.
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Response from Jeffrey Gilbert August 22, 2019
It was a pleasure representing you. Thank you so much for the kind words. My staff works together on behalf of all of our clients and this case offered particular challenges. You and we met them head on. Thank you for trusting us in our plan and strategy. You have been facing extraordinary challenges personally along the way. Thank you for staying strong. We continue to pray for you and your family. JRG
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Posted by Brittany | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney for Criminal and Family
Jeff Gilbert and their team has been incredibly amazing! Jeff himself has gone out of his way with every meeting to give me the best results and service. His team in office have thoroughly helped me as well, and we have successfully acheived the results we wanted. I just love Mrs. Darla and the other ladies in the office. Everyone is so sweet and caring. I couldn't have picked a better attorney to go with. Additionally, they continue to work with me on other matters as well without hesitation. I would highly recommend Jeff for any family or criminal matters you may have.
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Response from Jeffrey Gilbert May 2, 2019
Brittany, thank you so much for your comments. My staff and I have enjoyed working with you to get the results we did. Your partnership with us was key to the outstanding results we obtained. We look forward to continuing to work with you. JRG
Posted by Deborah | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Gilbert was my divorce attorney.
Mr. Gilbert was my attorney 5 years ago. He is very professional & straight forward with his client. He is able to inform you of what you are up against & what it will all entail. His fees are very reasonable for the type of law he would have to use, either criminal or with family law. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a good lawyer either for criminal or family.
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Response from Jeffrey Gilbert June 22, 2017
Deborah, thank you very much. We seek to work hard with all of clients and on all matters with an eye to both outcome and cost effectiveness. Its the fair wat to be treated.
Posted by Randy | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce representation
Jeff and his staff were amazing in handling my divorce. Him and Rachel guided me through thru the process step by step. They assisted in locating my ex and my children out of state the service process went smoothly and thru there guidance I was awarded primary custody. His team is very understanding of finiancial situations they worked with me Tru harder times even after the divorce was finalized. They work with another attorney I use in California in a separate case and they have even followed up months later to see how things have been I woul recommend Jeff to any one needing a good straight up attorney with not just your best interest in my but your children's best interest as well
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Response from Jeffrey Gilbert May 19, 2017
Randy, thank you for your kind words. I have shared them with Nikki and Rachel. We take pride in representing our clients and walking with them through what can often be a difficult time. Feel free to contact us if we can be of any further assistance. Respectfully, Jeff
Posted by Betancourt | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Jeff Gilbert, Experienced and Trustworthy
Attorney Gilbert, through his diligence to our case, was, without a doubt, dedicated to helping us and was someone we could trust from the beginning to the end . His professionalism and experience in legal matters shines through while he exhibits a high level of integrity and honesty. He is the leading factor in the favorable outcome of our case and we will be forever grateful to him for that, as well as, for his loyal support to our family.
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Response from Jeffrey Gilbert October 22, 2015
It was a pleasure to help and assist this family. Diligence, perseverance and trust on their part helped lead to this favorable outcome and a dismissal of all charges.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney
Jeff has handled all of our family legal needs including long term issues for our son with special needs. It is a great comfort knowing that he is there for us when we need him.
Response from Jeffrey Gilbert October 22, 2015
Thank you for the kind words. I enjoyed the challenge and opportunity to assist you and your son against the odds and reaching such a favorable outcome.
Posted by Calvin | October 13, 2014
Excellent lawyer!!!!
Mr. Gilbert was very companionate and caring! He told me up front how he thought my case would go and was very straight forward with me. I was very blessed to have him as my lawyer!!!! I would recommend Mr. Gilbert to anyone!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Jeffrey R. Gilbert P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Judge
  • Harris County Criminal Judge
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 1989 - 1993

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Baylor University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1984
  • Baylor University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas vs. [a juvenile]
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Juvenile Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Jeffrey
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Jeffrey. I worked with Jeff in the community and he is well respected among his peers and Judges. Jeff does excellent work for his client's and will diligently work hard for them. I would recommend Jeff to anyone."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the honor and privilege of working for, and with, Jeff for well over a year. Jeff's commitment to providing his client's the highest quality legal representation is truly unparalleled. Jeff's has the innate ability to grasp the tenor and approach necessary with each differing legal matter. He is excellent at listening to his clients, understanding their individual needs, and then working diligently to accommodate those needs. While Jeff is an outstanding lawyer, he is even a finer person and I believe this speaks volumes about his character. I am honored to call Jeff a friend and I owe much of my success as a lawyer to the lessons and advice given to me by Jeff over the years."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch defense lawyer for tough cases. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jeff for over 20 years. He is extremely smart, diligent and a very talented trial lawyer. He achieves outstanding results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Excellent experience and credentials. Outstanding integrity. A loyal friend and advocate."
DUI and DWI
Angleton Family Lawyer Jeffrey Robert Gilbert
Jeffrey Robert Gilbert
Family Attorney
Angleton, TX
Licensed for 33 years
Virtual consultation available