Ronald Gilbert was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 31, 1958, and has lived in Orlando, Florida since 1960. He is married and has four children.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from Furman University in Greenville, S.C. in 1980, Mr. Gilbert was admitted to the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. He was awarded the Doctor of Jurisprudence and was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1983.
Mr. Gilbert began the practice of law in 1983 in Orlando with an emphasis in insurance defense litigation representing primarily automobile insurance companies. In 1986 he began representing injured victims and their families exclusively, with an emphasis in medical malpractice litigation.
Mr. Gilbert was a founding partner of Morgan Colling & Gilbert from 1989 through 2005. He then founded his current law firm of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter.
He now practices with an emphasis in all cases of serious personal injury and wrongful death. Mr. Gilbert has substantial experience handling medical malpractice litigation. He has lectured nationally at seminars on numerous topics ranging from jury selection techniques to closing arguments.
Mr. Gilbert is admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida and to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He has tried numerous civil jury cases to verdict and has also handled several appeals to the various Florida District Courts of Appeal and The Florida Supreme Court.
Mr. Gilbert was selected as a national member of The Order of Barristers, served as chief justice of the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board, and was an associate editor of The American Journal of Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Gilbert is a member of:
- The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers Section)
- The Orange County Bar Association
- The American Association for Justice (professional negligence section)
- The Florida Justice Association
Mr. Gilbert was nominated to become a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel Of America. There are a select number of invitations sent out to less than one-half of one percent of all the lawyers in America. These lawyers must be highly qualified and have shown consistent excellence in their work.
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