ABOUT GREG GILBERT
Gregory Gilbert was born April 1, 1948, in Muskegon, Michigan. His family moved to Holland and he graduated from Holland High School in 1966. He went to Michigan State University and received a degree in economics in 1970. He graduated from the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State School of Law) in 1975 and passed the Michigan Bar the same year. In 1984 he attempted and passed the Florida Bar exam and is a practicing member of the Florida Bar. He began his law career with Raubolt, MacDonald, & Cohan, P.C., in 1975 and remained there as an associate until 1978 when he opened his own office. He has been at 2427 Fort Street, Wyandotte, Michigan, since 1979.
Mr. Gilbert has been active in the legal community serving as Downriver Bar Association president from 1995-1996 and a dean of the Metropolitan Detroit Senate of the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity in 1997. Besides his two state bar licenses, he maintains a membership in the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity and is a member of NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives). Mr. Gilbert regularly attends the seminars of that organization, including national seminars.
Mr. Gilbert also believes in community involvement and has served the City of Southgate as its Tax Increment Finance Authority chairman from 1984-1996 and simultaneously was a member of the Board of Economic Development Corporation from 1989-1996. After moving to Wyandotte he has been the president of the Wyandotte Business Association from 2002-2005 and then chairman of the Downtown Development Authority from 2005 to present.
After doing a wide variety of legal matters the first 15 years of his career, in the past 15 years he has devoted almost 100% of his practice to Social Security disability. During the 1990s he represented claimants on behalf of the Government Entitlement Services travelling all over the United States. He has been in private practice representing claimants since 1975. Mr. Gilbert has retained condominium association clients and has also worked with developers in preparing master deeds.