James H. Gilbert

James H. Gilbert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Eden Prairie, MN

Gilbert Mediation Center, Ltd.
 | 12700 Anderson Lakes Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: 952-767-0167
Fax: 952-767-0171
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

James H. Gilbert provides full-service Mediation, Arbitration, and Special Master services on a statewide basis.  He is a former Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, a certified trial lawyer (1997 – 2004) and was named Distinguished Jurist of the Year for 2004 by the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota.  As both a trial attorney and Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Justice Gilbert has many years of practical experience with diverse cases including commercial litigation, real estate, corporate and business law, insurance, employment law and discrimination. He has completed both Arbitrator I – Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process and Arbitrator II – Advanced Case Management Issues with the American Arbitration Association and was a member of the American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals from 2004-2008. Since stepping down from the MN Supreme Court, Justice Gilbert has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases in all types of civil cases.   He has also served as a Special Master appointed by the court, on Special Litigation Committees, and as the Moderator of complex litigation.  Author of Alternative Dispute Resolution Chapter, Minnesota State District Court Civil Practice Deskbook, 2009-2018; Charter Board member, Minnesota Chapter, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2012-current.

    At Gilbert Mediation Center, our qualified neutrals are experienced, prepared, respectful and responsive to your alternative dispute resolution (ADR) needs. Our neutrals are not only experienced trial lawyers but also have extensive judicial experience.
      Case Types: Employment, age, gender and disability discrimination,  shareholder, partner and limited liability company disputes, non-compete violations, disability insurance claims, zoning, inter-governmental dispute resolution, real estate, banking  loan participation disputes, major personal injury claims, insurance coverage issues, anti-trust, intellectual property and trade secret disputes, civil rights cases.

About James Gilbert

Admitted: 1972, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://lawgilbert.com/qualified-neutrals/james-h-gilbert/


  • Jurist of the year Minnesota, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2004

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Litigation specialist, MSBA, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to practice law and ADR in Wisconsin...1984-2010, 1984

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  •      General history and introduction of mediation, arbitration and Hybrid ADR in Minnesota with comments on related case law and statutes., Author, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Minnesota, Civil Practice Deskbook, Mn State District Court (2009-2018)


  • Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Co-op v County of Renville, 737 N.W. 2nd 545 (Minn 2007): McNeilus Truck & Mfg., Inc  v County of Dodge   705 N.W. 2nd 410 (Minn 2005)  Walgreens v City of Madison  752  N.W. 2nd 687    (Wisc. 2008)

Educational Background:

  • B.A, University of Minnesota, Political Science and minor in Economics; J.D., University of Minnesota
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Office Location for James H. Gilbert

12700 Anderson Lakes Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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Last Updated: 1/15/2020

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