Heather Gilbert is the President and Managing Attorney of Gilbert Law PLLC. Ms. Gilbert is a Plaintiff’s attorney representing individuals with disabilities, with discrimination claims against employers, public accommodations, government entities, and/or other organizations. She has argued and represented Plaintiffs in state, federal and appellate courts around the country.
Ms. Gilbert is the only attorney in Minnesota that is also a court-certified sign language interpreter and is well-versed in working with deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind and hearing-impaired clients. Gilbert Law does not hesitate to take on the largest of defendants to represent individuals that have been treated disparately because of who they are. She has represented clients in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Florida, New York, Maryland, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin federal courts.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Gilbert is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law teaching from time to time the following courses: Lawyering as a Business Owner, Deals and Dispute Resolution, Transactions and Settlements, Advanced Advocacy and the Expert Witness Academy. She is a frequent CLE presenter for Minnesota attorneys, and was nominated by her peers in 2014 to 2021 to the Super Lawyer’s Rising Star List. Ms. Gilbert lectures and teaches for the National Institute of Trial Advocates (NITA) on depositions and trial skills.
Ms. Gilbert serves as a board member for the Ramsey County Bar Association and is a member of the Second Judicial District Lawyer's Ethics Committee. She is also an active member of the Minnesota Women's Lawyers Association and the MSBA Solo Small Experience Council.
Ms. Gilbert resides in the northeast suburbs of the Twin Cities with her husband and three school-aged children. She volunteers for her children's school advisory board and teaches at her local church. Her hobbies include performing in musical theater, baking, and watching Notre Dame football games.