Arthur (A.J.) Greif

Arthur J. Greif, is a shareholder and president of Gilbert & Greif, P.A. He is a 1977 cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Law Review. He has previously practiced in both Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Denver, Colorado, and has been a member of the Maine Bar since 1982. He has tried over 200 criminal and civil matters to a jury verdict and has argued almost 100 appeals before the Maine Supreme Court and the Federal First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. As a civil trial attorney he has achieved plaintiff’s verdicts in excess of $100,000.00 twenty-six times. Three of those twenty-six verdicts have exceeded $1 million. As a criminal defense attorney, he has won 13 of the 14 felonies he has defended. Bicycling is his passion and he and his wife, Donna Karlson, have bicycled together on four continents and now look forward to annual two and a half week rides in September through either the Alps or the Pyrenees. His passion as a lawyer is to make a difference in the lives of his clients.


Maine Law Blog

June 23, 2017: 30th anniversary of 1st Circuit decision in U.S. v. Daniels

On June 23, 1987, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit handed down a decision authored by now US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in United States v. Daniels. Charlie Gilbert represented Appellant Daniels. The appeals court held that the trial court had committed error by refusing to allow the Appellant to withdraw his guilty plea because the full terms of the plea agreement had not been fully disclosed to the court, as required by Rule 11 of the Criminal Rules. The omitted disclosure was the government’s position that all of the defendants had to plead guilty or none could, thus setting the stage for the other defendants to pressure this defendant to plead guilty. Therefore, the guilty plea may not have been voluntary as required by Rule 11, and the defendant should have been allowed to withdraw it.

2014 to mark Gilbert & Greif, P.A.'s 30th anniversary

In 1984, Peggy Gilbert hung out her shingle, and commenced the private practice of law in a small office on Harlow Street in Bangor.  While women were beginning to come to the bar in ever increasing numbers, not many undertook to start and run their own practice.

Spring is Annual Report Filing season here at Gilbert & Greif!

Every year at this time we remind our many corporate clients that the June 1st filing deadline is fast approaching and their Corporate Clerk, Charlie Gilbert, needs to know of any changes in the corporate structure