Gilbert is native of Long Island, NY. Gilbert earned his J.D. from Southern University Law Center (SULC). While in law school, Gilbert was a member of the SULC Moot Court Board, and served as an editor on the Southern University Law Review. Gilbert also represented clients charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes through the SULC Criminal Law Clinic.
During his time at SULC, Gilbert’s Law Review article “The Fire Next Time: Foster v. Chatman and the Inevitability of Peremptory Prejudice” won the National Law Review Award. Gilbert also served as President of the SULC National Lawyers Guild (SULC NLG) Chapter. As President of SULC NLG, Gilbert was involved in the community organizing of non-violent protests and a bail fund in response to the murder of Alton Sterling.
Gilbert began his legal career serving as an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in the Narcotics and Gang Investigations Bureau. It was while with the Bronx District Attorney’s Office that he laid the foundation to become a successful trial lawyer.
Gilbert is committed to the professional and rigorous representation of clients. His experience includes representing clients in Criminal, Immigration, Civil Law matters.
Gilbert is admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Gilbert is a first-generation Haitian-American and is fluent in Haitian Creole.