Jonathan T Gilbert
Jon Gilbert was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and is a graduate of Winter Park High School. Jon has lived his entire life in Central Florida
Jon attended the University of Florida on a full academic scholarship where he focused his undergraduate studies on political science and graduated magna cum laude in just three years. From there, he attended Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society. Upon graduating from Stetson cum laude in 2008, Jon received the William F. Blews Award for exceptional Pro Bono Service and the Certificate of Leadership.
Jon focuses his practice on representing those who have suffered a personal injury, been a victim of medical malpractice, or lost a loved one due to wrongful death. Jon’s practice is devoted to litigation in these areas, where he actively practices with the aim of providing his clients with a valuable recovery for what they have endured.
Jurisdictions and Courts Admitted to Practice
Since 2009, Jon has been a member of the Florida Bar, and he is admitted to practice in every Florida state court, the Southern, Northern, and Middle Federal District Courts, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Jon has also practiced in other states on a special admission basis called pro hac vice.
Jon has been published in the Florida Bar Journal’s December 2011 edition for his article “Twelve Ways to Avoid a Determination of NICA Compensability in a Medical Malpractice Case.” Additionally, Jon has been published for his article “A Young Lawyer’s Recommended Reading List” in the September 2012 edition of the FJA Journal.
Awards, Recognition and Professional Associations
Since 2009, Jon has also been a member of the Florida Justice Association (FJA), Florida’s statewide plaintiff civil litigation organization aimed at protecting the rights of those injured or wronged. In fact, Jon is an Eagle member of FJA and was the Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Section from 2016-2017, helping to get young lawyers involved in this organization’s quest and putting on the annual Earle Zehmer Mock Trial Competition for students of all the Florida law schools. Jon is also involved locally as a member of the Orange County Bar Association and sitting on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association.
Jon received the honor of being inducted as one of the National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40” for the State of Florida. This is an honor bestowed upon the top forty civil and criminal defense trial attorneys under the age of forty in each state. His membership in the NTLA has been ongoing each year since being initially inducted in 2012.
Additionally, Jon has been named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star and more recently as a Super Lawyer in the area of Medical Malpractice each year since 2015. Jon has also been designated as a Legal Elite Up and Comer each year since 2019.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Jon has been published in the Florida Bar Journal’s December 2011 edition for his article Twelve Ways to Avoid a Determination of NICA Compensability in a Medical Malpractice Case. Additionally, Jon has been published numerous times in the FJA Journal. Jon has spoken at seminars and conventions on the topic of medical malpractice and personal injury, including those put on by Central Florida Trial Lawyers, Florida Justice Association, Connectionology, and others.