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.

Super Lawyers™ for New England for 2014

Charles E. Gilbert III, and Arthur J. (AJ) Greif of Gilbert & Greif, P.A., Bangor, ME have both been named Super Lawyers™ for New England for 2014. The designation is reserved for the top 5% of practicing lawyers in the region as determined through a selective peer-reviewed process. Gilbert’s recognition is in General Litigation, and Greif’s is in Plaintiff Employment Litigation. Based in Bangor, Gilbert & Greif, P.A. maintains a statewide trial and general practice. For further information, contact the firm at (207) 947-2223.

The Damages Dilemma: Cost to Cure versus Market Value

Over the years, we have received numerous calls from potential clients upset over the property damage settlement offered by the insurance company totaling the caller's vehicle. The typical lament goes something like this:


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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.


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Your Law Partners are SuperLawyers!

The firm, Gilbert & Greif, P.A., is proud to announce that attorneys Charles E. Gilbert, III and Arthur J. Greif have been named New England SuperLawyerstm for 2013-2014. Charlie Gilbert was named for General Litigation and AJ Greif was named for Plaintiff's Employment Law.


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One Bite of the Apple: Claim Preclusion & Issue Preclusion

In the American system, it is fairly easy to get in the courthouse door; almost anyone who is willing to pay the filing fee-and many who are unable to do so-are given access to our civil judicial system. While the American system is relatively open to provide a litigant his “day in court,” the system has developed a pretty strict set of rules that make sure that a party to a court case gets only one bite of the apple.


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Collateral Consequences

In criminal law, “collateral consequences” are consequences of a criminal conviction in addition to the actual sentence. It is widely known that being a convicted felon carries with it a number of “collateral consequences.” However, many are surprised to learn that a misdemeanor Domestic Violence Assault (“DV Assault”) conviction carries similar penalties and “collateral consequences.”

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Who's fault is it?

Occasionally, children do foolish things. In fact, probably everyone reading this blog post right now can think of at least one thing they have done in their childhood that was foolish, reckless, dangerous, or all of the above. And for many of us, breaking toys and getting occasional bumps and bruises were simply part of being a kid. The grown-up concept of "liability" never crosses the mind of a child.


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Personal Injury and the Road to Resolution

At Gilbert & Greif, P.A., we try our best to produce excellent results in a timely manner. However, as anyone who has been involved in civil litigation can attest, more often than not, positive results take a lot of time.


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Personal Injury and the Road to Resolution

At Gilbert & Greif, P.A., we try our best to produce excellent results in a timely manner. However, as anyone who has been involved in civil litigation can attest, more often than not, positive results take a lot of time.


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Planning for the Future - Part II

Beyond Wills

            Earlier we covered wills as a necessary legal document for ensuring that your personal effects are distributed as you intend after you pass. Beyond a will, there are a few other important estate planning issues you should consider.


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Planning for the Future - Part1

Do you have a will? You should.

Many people find their own death to be a difficult topic to even comprehend, let alone to discuss with others. As a result, many procrastinate when it comes to


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Gilbert & Greif, P.A. has Recent Success in Appellate Cases

Both as part of our litigation practice, and as a stand alone service, the attorneys of Gilbert & Greif regularly handle appeals for clients. Since May, three of our cases have received favorable treatment from appeals


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Erik M.P. Black has joined Gilbert & Greif, P.A. as an Associate!

Gilbert & Greif, P.A. announces with pleasure that

Erik M.P. Black

has joined the firm as an associate
in the general practice of law


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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

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In the News: 2010-11

Charlie Gilbert and A.J. Greif have each earned the distinction as a New England Super Lawyer in general litigation for this year. The Super Lawyer designation is limited to the top 5% of lawyers, as determined by an independent survey and peer review conducted by the publisher. Gilbert & Greif, P.A. is one of the few small firms in New England to have two lawyers named as Super Lawyers.


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