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Thea M. Gilbert

Child custody Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 19 years
    Arizona - AZ 26 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Thea

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Thea M. Gilbert has represented hundreds of children and parents in both juvenile dependency and family law cases.  Ms. Gilbert has represented children who are taken away from their parents, as well as children who are in trouble with the law.  Parents who have lost custody of their children to the state need specialized and highly skilled legal representation.   Ms. Gilbert has the experience and knowledge to help parents work toward getting their children back as well as working with DCS effectively.


Ms. Gilbert also specializes in representing foster parents in both juvenile court cases as well as licensing investigations. 


Grandparents and relatives involved in juvenile or family court need legal advice and explanations of how the process and the law works.  

Attorney Gilbert has represented numerous clients in complex divorce and custody cases. Her many years of experience as a trial lawyer in a variety of different cases has resulted in a strong success record.

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Posted by Adam | February 10, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thea is the best Lawyer around!
I have had Thea for over 4 years now and the detail and depth of her work is outstanding. She has represented me many times with a favorable outcome. She always puts the child first and is as ethical as they come. Thea is thorough and is able represent you and your better than anyone else in the area. I will continue to use her and highly encourage you to give her the opportunity.
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Posted by Monty | April 2, 2018
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The Best!!
Thea was impressive from start to finish. The only credit I can take is in hiring her in the first place. Thea and her staff took it from there.
Posted by Tracy | September 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Passionate about her work
Thea has represented me for my children and continues to do so. She exudes a passion for her work and gets to know her clients needs. She is articulate, knows how to get the job done and excels in her expertise of the law. I am lucky to have found her as I feel she has my family's best interest at heart. She fights for what is right and continues to do so, tirelessly.
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Posted by DB | February 7, 2015
I couldn't ask for better!
Thea actually cares about her clients, and most importantly the best interest of the child(ren). A true advocate. To me that's what matters most. She will not sit back passively and wait. Thea gets into the ring. In addition to that, she is dependable, keeps one fully informed, doesn't build false hope but rather realistic options, and is responsive to all the questions and concerns that come up. Thea Migel Gilbert is a refreshing welcome in the world of attorneys.
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Posted by Mark | January 24, 2011
Excellent, knows her case!
Thea was rabid in court and pursued everything we should have in court. The other attorney was clearly on edge when Thea brought up point after point in my case and we won everything I asked for.


  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Gilbert Law Firm PC
  • 1997 - Present


  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Middlebury College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked opposite Thea on a number of difficult cases, and have been consistently impressed by her strong advocacy on behalf of her clients."

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Tucson Child custody Lawyer Thea M. Gilbert
Thea M. Gilbert
Child custody Attorney
Tucson, AZ
Licensed for 26 years