Warren L. Gilbert was born in Hertfordshire, England, on February 11, 1951. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1973, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He attended Southwestern University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1979. Mr. Gilbert is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Gilbert is admitted to the California Bar, the United States District Court for the Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (co-chairman, Luncheon Seminar Committee, 2009).
Mr. Gilbert is an experienced trial attorney, having tried numerous court and jury cases in the state and federal courts. He has prepared and argued writ petitions and appeals before the California Court of Appeal. Reported case: Hughes v. Southern California Rapid Transit Dist. (1985) 173 Cal.App.3d 512. He is the author of “Recent Developments in Post-Privette Independent Contractor Liability Law: Is the Tide Beginning to Turn?” published in Verdict Magazine, Third Quarter, 2005, and has spoken and lectured on legal topics before insurance companies, religious organizations, and businesses. He served on the faculty of the Jack Daniels ABOTA Trial School in 2009.
Mr. Gilbert handles cases involving catastrophic injury, products liability, wrongful death, wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, public entity liability, elder and dependent adult abuse, defamation, toxic torts, construction defects, premises liability and insurance bad faith and coverage. As counsel for a major religious denomination, Mr. Gilbert has also litigated a variety of cases at the trial and appellate levels involving First Amendment issues.
Mr. Gilbert has served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Panel on numerous cases. He has also served as a judge pro tem and settlement officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and currently serves as a fee dispute arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association.