Charles E. Gilbert, III
Charlie Gilbert has a B.A. from Harvard and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. He is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts, and several federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. After a one year judicial clerkship for Maine Supreme Court Justice David Nichols, Charlie entered private practice in Bangor, in 1978. He worked for ten years with renowned trial lawyer Lew Vafiades before joining his wife in practice at the firm now known as Gilbert & Greif, P.A.
Charlie was board certified in 1995 in civil trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (now National Board of Specialty Certification) and has been re-certified every five years, most recently in 2010. He has also been recognized as a New England Superlawyer in general litigation, and has been listed in several editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Law. From 2008-2014, he served two three year terms on the Maine Board of Bar Overseers, including one year as Vice-Chair. For almost 20 years, Charlie has served as volunteer coordinator/liaison to the Harvard Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for Northern and Eastern Maine, and for several years he has served as an Honorary Marshall at the freshman convocation held at Harvard. He served five years as president of the Hampden Congregational Church. He has served as moderator at town meetings in his home town of Eddington and current home town of Dixmont.
His clients include a number of towns throughout central and eastern Maine and several quasi-municipal entities. Charlie maintains a broad based general practice including litigation, transactional and municipal law. He has tried over 100 cases to jury verdict , and been principal counsel in over fifty appeals. On the transactional side, four of his clients have been acquired by national companies, and he has examined and passed title on thousands of acres of Maine woodlands.
Charlie is co-owner and chief farm hand at Grand View Farm which sells imported and domestic Icelandic horses, and which provides its own hay. Charlie regularly rides one of the Icelandics which he helped train. He finds time to play an occasional game of golf, and enjoys skiing with his grandchildren and summer sunsets at camp.