One of the cornerstone principles of Gilbert LLP is our commitment to giving back to the community.
By collecting gifts for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, we can make a child’s holiday a special one to remember.
Cooking dinner at the Ronald McDonald House helps to cheer up families who are caring for a sick child far from home.
Having a new backpack with shiny new pencils and crayons can brighten the first day of school for many children in our area.
Putting together a team to participate in a run or a walk is a great way to raise money to support some of the organizations that serve our community.
It takes a lot of food and a team of dedicated “cooks” to make nearly 1,100 sandwiches for Martha’s Table.
Sometimes one of the most important things we do is bring ice cream, and a smile, to the children in our community.
Pro bono legal work is central to who we are as a law firm. Virtually all of our lawyers spend a significant amount of their time working on pro bono matters. We have represented individuals in cases involving insurance, civil rights, governmental and police misconduct, political asylum, immigration, and many other substantive areas. We have assisted public service organizations to assess their business risks and in the placement of their insurance coverage. We have represented civil rights organizations before the United States Supreme Court and many other courts. We have advised small businesses and individuals regarding insurance for losses resulting from natural disasters and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We have negotiated with government entities to create significant changes in policies that disproportionately affect the indigent and poor. Learn more about our pro bono successes.
Our commitment to giving back, though, does not end with our pro bono work. Every month, our lawyers and staff together organize and perform non-legal public service events. We tutor children in an under-served school. We have staffed the D.C. Area Food Bank. We have brought ice cream and carnival rides to a children's homeless shelter. We have cleaned up the Potomac. We have visited the elderly in a special care facility. We have prepared food for the hungry. Our monthly public service events bring the firm together to give back to our community. We also have been recognized as among the leading donors to public service organizations.
Representative Public Service Partners:
- Washington Area Women's Foundation
- Mississippi Center For Justice
- Asian American Justice Center
- National Bar Association
- Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum
- Washington Legal Clinic For The Homeless
- Jewish Social Service Agency
- National Park Trust
- Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
- Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
- Pro Bono Program - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Awards and Recognitions:
- Washington Business Journal Charitable Giving Award; 2012, 2013
- Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign - Leadership Circle, 2012 - 2016
- Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Disability Rights presented by Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Union Affairs, 2011
- Recognition by the Legal Aid Society as the top donor among law firms with fewer than 50 attorneys in Legal Aid’s Generous Associates Campaign, 2010 - 2016
- Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service presented by Equal Rights Center, 2010
- Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Fair Housing presented by Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Union Affairs; 2006, 2009, 2010
- Recognition for Advancing Recovery and Ensuring Fairness in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina presented by the Mississippi Center for Justice, 2007
- Pro Bono Partner Award presented by DC Appleseed Solving DC Problems, 2006
- Help the Homeless Partners presented by the Fannie Mae Foundation, 2006
- Community Enrichment Award presented by Rachael’s Women’s Center, 2005
- In Appreciation of Generous Annual Giving and Support of Our Humanitarian Efforts presented by the American Red Cross Circle of Humanitarians, 2005
- Distinguished Service Award presented by National Asian Pacific America Legal Consortium, 2004
- Outstanding Achievement Award in the field of Fair Housing Project presented by Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs; 2002, 2001
- Certificate of Appreciation presented by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, 2002
- Legal Assistance Distinguished Service Award presented by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel, 2002