Ms. Gilbert obtained her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law in 1981. During that time, she also served as a member of the 1980-81 Law Review, and interned at the Office of The California Attorney General and the California Court of Appeal, 2nd Appellate District.
Ms. Gilbert has a wide diversity of legal experience. She has extensive experience in insurance defense law and has completed 15 jury trials, hundreds of arbitrations/mediations and taken thousands of depositions. She was a senior trial attorney for State Farm Insurance for seven years. Most recently, Ms. Gilbert served as a Judicial Referee for the Orange County Superior Court for six years evaluating restraining orders in gun violence and domestic violence cases.
Ms. Gilbert has been a licensed real estate broker since 2003, and has practiced real estate law since that time.