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About me

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.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    24 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    24 years
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    24 years


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Contact info

Phillip C. Gilbert & Associates

103 S.E. 223rd Avenue
Suite A
Gresham, OR, 97030-7489



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Discipline
    issued in WA, 2004


    This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Washington.

  2. Suspension - Disciplinary
    issued in OR, 2003


    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.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberOregon Super Lawyers2014
Best Attorneys in Oregon - 2013Portland Monthly Magazine2014
AV Peer Review Rating - "Preeminent"Martindale-Hubbell2012
Moot Court - First Place - Regional CompetitionLewis & Clark - Northwestern Law School1992
American Jursiprudence Award - Moot CourtLawyers Cooperative1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPhillip C. Gilbert & Associates1995 - Present
Associate AttorneyUnderwood, Norwood & Hiefield1993 - 1995
Associate AttorneyHoffman, Hart & Wagner, LLP1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clackamas County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted2013 - Present
Multnomah County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
Oregon Trial Lawyers AssociationGuardians Club Member1996 - Present
Oregon State BarMember1992 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tammy L. Matson v. Oregon Arena CorporationPlaintiff's Verdict (multi-million dollar)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Lawyer (OTLA)Tragedy at the Rose Garden2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Oregon State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1986