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Joey S. Gilbert

also known as Joseph S. Gilbert

About me

Joey Gilbert was born in Chicago, Illinois but moved with his family to Sparks, Nevada and attended Our Lady of the Snows Parochial School in Reno between 5th and 8th grade. He then graduated from Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno, Nevada. Later, Joey attended the University of Nevada and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Literature & Political Science, with an emphasis on foreign affairs and minored in Italian. He spent 6 months living, training and traveling in northern Europe during the summer and fall of 1998, through a study abroad program based in Torino, (Turin) Italy.

As a collegiate fighter at the University of Nevada, Joey Gilbert was a three-time National Champion, a four-time Regional Champion, a four-time All American, and was the Nevada State Golden Gloves Super Middleweight Champion in 2000.

Mr. Gilbert earned his Juris Doctorate (JD-Law Degree) and graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. He then passed the Nevada bar exam in 2004.

In 2004, Mr. Gilbert was cast in NBC’s The Contender, working along side Sylvester Stallone, Sugar Ray Leonard, and other talented boxers. Mr. Gilbert’s love of prizefighting ultimately led him to become ranked #3 in the world according to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and #7 in the world under the World Boxing Council (WBC). Gilbert is the former WBO-NABO and WBC-USNBC Middleweight Champion with a record of 20-3, with 16 knockouts.

Outside of the ring, Mr. Gilbert continues to train and condition as if he were still preparing to go 12 rounds. His work ethic, dedication and persistence have helped him achieve every goal and challenge set in front of him. He has practiced law since 2004 in numerous areas; however, he focuses on criminal and civil trial practice and specific areas of sports and entertainment law. Joey Gilbert & Associates was formed with one thing in mind – Deliver the highest quality legal representation in all areas of the law through efficient, aggressive, and honest lawyers.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Contact info

Joey Gilbert Law

201 W. Liberty St.
Suite 310
Reno, NV, 89501

Las Vegas Defense Team

520 S 4th St
Las Vegas, NV, 89101


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    12 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    12 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Nick Mitar Wooldridge

    He's got my endorsement. He cares about his clients and strives for greatness.


    Nick Wooldridge Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 50 DUI AttorneysNational Advocacy of DUI Defense2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerJoey Gilbert & Associates2009 - Present
OwnerJoey Gilbert Law, P.C.2006 - Present
PresidentJoey Gilbert Companies2006 - Present
PresidentJoey Gilbert Promotions2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Advocacy of DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washoe County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Henry Walls vs. Capital Sanitation Co.$4 million dollar jury verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Nevada-RenoEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Creative Performance GroupCertified Professional Speaker2011