Charlie Gilbert’s extensive experience cuts across several areas of substantive law. He has years of experience advocating for clients in judicial, arbitral, administrative, and public forums in cases involving several areas of the law. He tried hundreds of matters, including over 100 jury trials.
He has been named a New England Super Lawyer for several years. At the same time, he has been involved in several major transactional matters involving the acquisition, sale, and financing of assets. These ranged from thousands of acres of woodland to the largest bark mulch facility in the Northeast.
He helped clients buy and later sell assets, including a commercial landfill, biomass power plant, radio station, and funeral home. He has been counsel to the financing or refinancing of several elderly and low-income housing projects. He represents several small Maine towns. He provided counsel and litigation services to some municipal clients for over 30 years.
More recently, he worked as a special development counsel for a local city and assisted the city in repurposing some of its former schools and surplus properties into successful private developments. He has been involved in over 50 appeals to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is equally at home in the courtroom, the boardroom, before administrative agencies and boards, and in town halls across Maine.
He has served six years on the Maine Board of Bar Overseers, including one year as Vice-Chair and as Chair of a special committee to rewrite Maine’s Lawyer Disciplinary Rules. He served five years as President of the Hampden Congregational Church. He has been a town meeting moderator in his hometown of Eddington and his current town of Dixmont.
For over 25 years, he has served his alma mater by interviewing prospective applicants for undergraduate admission at Harvard. He has also been honored by appointment as an honorary Marshall at a Harvard commencement and several freshman convocations. In 2018, he was named a Hiram Hunn Award recipient by Harvard’s Admission and Financial Aid Office.
Boston College Law School (J.D.)
Harvard University (B.A.)
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Maine State Bar Association
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
Penobscot County Bar Association
New England Super Lawyer