Gil Alba was born and raised in Central Florida and has subscribed to a hard-work ethic his entire life. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida (UCF), he worked as a legal assistant for one of Florida’s largest and oldest Intellectual Property law firms. Despite his status as both a full-time student and full-time employee, Gil’s dedication and perseverance enabled him to graduate with honors in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
After graduating from UCF, Gil moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida (UF) Frederic G. Levin College of Law where his superior academic performance gained him the Atwood Dunwoody Scholarship. Although continuing to work part-time, Gil achieved honors and high honors in law school, and in 2003 graduated in the top third of his class.
Upon admittance to the Florida Bar in 2004, Gil remained in Gainesville and was hired to lead the personal injury department of a locally recognized law firm. His hard work and demonstrated professionalism resulted in Gil attaining partnership status at his prior firm after only 5 years. The knowledge and experience gained in his initial years of practice enabled Gil to establish his own partnership with J. Mark Dubose, Jr. in forming the Law Office of Alba & Dubose P.A.
Shortly thereafter, Karen S. Yochim joined Alba & Dubose, and quickly became a valuable asset to the firm. In recognition of Karen’s skill and expertise, and upon Mark’s role transition into ‘of counsel’ attorney, Gil subsequently invited Attorney Yochim to become a firm partner, and in 2014 the firm became the Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A.
Over the past decade, Gil has maintained a practice area focus on specific types of accidents, injuries, and death, caused by the negligence of another. Gil enjoys helping clients navigate the legal process whether via pre-suit settlement or by litigation where Gil has handled hundreds of cases, including successful appeals. A full listing of practice areas is provided below. In addition Gil is fluent in Spanish, and proud of his Latino heritage, allowing him to be uniquely suited to service Spanish-speaking members of our community.
Gil resides in Gainesville, along with his two children. When he is not working, Gil enjoys spending valuable time with his family doing a variety of activities, while also remaining actively involved in his community. He is an avid Gator sports fan, and has been a Gator booster, as well as member of the UF and UCF Alumni Associations.
Education, Honors, and Academic Achievements * University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003 * University of Central Florida, B.A , Political Science, honors, 2000
Bar Admissions * State Courts: * Florida, 2004 * Federal Courts: * U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010 * U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2010
Professional Associations, Memberships, and Affiliations * Awarded 2010 Florida Rising Stars in Personal Injury, Plaintiff, Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association * Member, Florida Bar Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law * Qualified Florida Arbitrator * Member, American Bar Association * Member, Trial Lawyers Section * Member, Young Lawyers Section * Member, The American Association for Justice (formerly “Association of Trial Lawyers of America”) * Member, Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association * Member, Florida Justice Association (formerly “Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers”) * Board Member, Young Lawyers Section * Participant Judge, Appellate Advocacy students, UF, Fredric G. Levin College of Law * Recipient: Atwood Dunwoody Scholarship, UF, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Practice Areas * Personal Injury * Wrongful Death * Automobile Collisions * Trucking Collisions * Bus Accidents * Pedestrian Accidents * Bicycle Accidents * Scooter & Moped Accidents * Motorcycle Accidents * ATV & Golf Cart Accidents * Boating Accidents * Medical Malpractice * Premises Liability * Dog Attacks & Dog Bites * Slip & Fall Accidents * Negligent Security * Negligent Hiring * Negligent Supervision * Child Sexual Abuse * Products Liability * Insurance Litigation * Bad Faith Insurance * Legal Malpractice * Civil Litigation * Litigation/ Trial Advocacy/ Advocacy