Charles E. Gilbert, III
Charlie Gilbert's extensive experience cuts across a number of areas of substantive law. He has years of experience advocating for clients in judicial, arbitral, administrative and public forums in cases involving a number of areas of the law. He has tried hundreds of matters, including over 100 jury trials. He has been a board certified civil trial lawyer since 1995, a nationally recognized credential which must be renewed every five years. At the same time, he has been involved in a number of major transactional matters, involving the acquisition, sale and financing of assets ranging from thousands of acres of woodlands to the largest bark mulch facility in the Northeast. He has helped clients buy and later sell assets including a commercial landfill, a biomass power plant, a radio station and a funeral home. He has been counsel to the financing or refinancing of several elderly and low income housing projects. He also represents a number of small Maine towns, and has provided counsel and litigation services to some municipal clients for over thirty years. More recently, he worked as special development counsel for a local city, and assisted the city in repurposing some of its former schools and surplus properties into successful private developments. He has been involved in over fifty appeals to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is equally at home in the courtroom , the Board room, before administrative agencies and boards, and in town halls across Maine. He has served six years on the Maine Board of Bar Overseers, including one year as Vice Chair and as Chair of a special committee to rewrite Maine's Lawyer Disciplinary Rules. He served five years as President of the Hampden Congregational Church. He has been town meeting moderator in his home town of Eddington and his current home town of Dixmont. For over twenty years, he has served his alma mater by interviewing prospective applicants for undergraduate admission at Harvard, where he has also been honored by appointment as an honorary Marshall at a Harvard commencement and several freshman convocations.