Heather Gilbert

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Gilbert Law PLLC
 | 4856 Banning Ave, St. Paul, MN 55110
Phone: 651-340-9642
Fax: 651-344-0835
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • ASL
Attorney Profile

As a civil rights attorney in Minnesota, Heather Gilbert represents those with disabilities whose rights have been violated by employers, government entities or organizations, or those who have not received the accommodations that are their due. She is the president and managing attorney of Gilbert Law PLLC, a firm dedicated to helping people in the Twin Cities metropolitan area with civil rights violations, employment and labor law matters, family law, and estate planning and probate issues.

Ms. Gilbert’s involvement in the legal community includes memberships with the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Women Lawyers, the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens and the Minnesota chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association. As a member of the Ramsey County Bar Association, she also serves on the committee for the Solo Small Firm Section.

Through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., Ms. Gilbert has received a Certificate of Interpretation, a Certificate of Transliteration and a Specialist Certificate: Legal, which she earned through demonstrating specialized knowledge of the language used in the legal system. She is the sole court-certified sign language interpreter in Minnesota.

At Bethel College, Ms. Gilbert earned her Bachelor of Arts in sign language interpreting/translating English, and then went on to graduate cum laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law with her Juris Doctor. Now, she teaches transactions and settlements as an adjunct professor of law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and shares her knowledge with other legal professionals through presentations at the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education organization.

Committed to clients in St. Paul, Ramsey County and throughout Minnesota and North Dakota, Ms. Gilbert is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the State Court of Minnesota.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (30%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Employment Litigation (30%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation

Family Law (20%): Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2019

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About Heather Gilbert

Admitted: 2012, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.gilbertlawpllc.com/heather-gilbert/

Honors/Awards:

  • CALI Award for Pre-Trial Litigation, 2012
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2016
  • National William McGee Civil Rights, William Mitchell College of Law
  • American Association of Justice Mock Trial Competition, William Mitchell College of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Specialist Certificate: Legal, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 2009
  • Certificate of Transliteration, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 2005
  • Certificate of Interpretation, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • William Mitchell College of Law: Alumni Mentor and Student Externship Site
  • Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens: Member
  • Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: National and Minnesota Chapter; Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association–Minnesota Chapter: Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers: Solo/Small Firm Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association: Civil Litigation Section, Labor and Employment Section
  • Ramsey County Bar Association: Member, Committee: Solo/Small Firm Section
  • United States District Court, District of North Dakota, 2016
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota, 2012
  • State Court of Minnesota, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Deaf Culture and Communication” Minnesota CLE, October 2009
  • “Social Media and Your Privacy” MADC State Conference, July 2011
  • “Legalese for the Non-Legal Interpreter” Dynamic Communications Interpreter Continuing Education, May 2012
  • “Legalese for the VRS Interpreter” ZVRS Interpreter Continuing Education, July 2012
  • “Interpreting for Legal Depositions” MRID Fall Conference Interpreter Continuing Education, October 2012
  • “Interpreting for Legal Conversations and Depositions” ZVRS Interpreter Continuing Education, November 2012
  • “Working with Deaf Clients and Interpreters” Ramsey County Bar Association CLE Elimination of Bias, November 2012
  • “Accommodating to Your Client’s Disabilities and Special Needs” Ramsey County Bar Association CLE, September 2013
  • “Working with Deaf Clients and Interpreters” William Mitchell College of Law Alumni CLE Series, November 2014
  • “Ask the Lawyer Chat: What Happens to My Stuff and My Family When I Die?” St. Catherine University, February 2015
  • “Ask the Lawyer: What Are My Rights to Communication Access?” Repeat locations in Minnesota, Spring 2015
  • “Ask the Lawyer: What Are My Rights to Communication Access?” Eau Claire, Wisconsin, February 2016
  • “12 Tips: Advising Closely Held Businesses” MINNESOTA CLE, February 2016
  • “Working with Deaf Clients and Interpreters” RAMSEY COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, May 2016
  • “Working with Deaf Clients and Interpreters” MINNESOTA CLE, May 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Nathanson et. al. v. Spring Lake Park Panther Youth Football Ass’n, 129 F. Supp. 3d 743 (D. Minn. 2015)
  • Zimmerman et. al. v. Essentia Health,  15-CV-02441
  • Letourneau v. Bank of America
  • Read v. City of Oakdale
  • Saunders et. al. v. Mayo Clinic, No. CIV. 13-1972 JNE/HB, 2015 WL 774132 (D. Minn. Feb. 24, 2015)

Educational Background:

  • Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, Bachelor of Arts in Sign Language Interpreting/Translating English, cum laude, 2002
Office Location for Heather Gilbert

4856 Banning Ave
St. Paul, MN 55110

Phone: 651-340-9642

Fax: 651-344-0835

Heather Gilbert:

Last Updated: 1/17/2019

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