I was born in the California Bay Area and moved to Oregon in 1972.
My dad operated a water well pump installation business and I grew up working for/with him; I kept working in that field into my final year of undergrad college. To this day I still enjoy working with my hands any chance I get; including turning wrenches on our race car.
My wife, Heather, and I have been married 25+ years. Our children are now grown and out of the house. We have one grandchild.
In my spare time I like to race, fish, work on our garden/landscaping, and spend time with our famiy.
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 07/11/2012
This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Washington.
updated on 11/26/2014
This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2018|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2018|
|AV Peer Review Rating - "Preeminent"||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2017|
|Best Attorneys in Oregon - 2013||Portland Monthly Magazine||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Oregon Super Lawyers||2013|
|Moot Court - First Place - Regional Competition||Lewis & Clark - Northwestern Law School||1992|
|American Jursiprudence Award - Moot Court||Lawyers Cooperative||1991|
|Partner||Phillip C. Gilbert & Associates||1995 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Underwood, Norwood & Hiefield||1993 - 1995|
|Associate Attorney||Hoffman, Hart & Wagner, LLP||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Clackamas County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||Admitted||2013 - Present|
|Multnomah County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Member||1998 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Guardians Club Member||1996 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||1992 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Trial Lawyer (OTLA)||Tragedy at the Rose Garden||2012|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Oregon State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1986|
|Tammy L. Matson v. Oregon Arena Corporation||Plaintiff's Verdict (multi-million dollar)|
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Fri Mar 24 2017
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