President and Managing Attorney, Gilbert Law PLLC
Heather Gilbert is the President and Managing Attorney of Gilbert Law PLLC, a 3-attorney firm primarily representing Plaintiffs of protected classes with discrimination claims against employers, public accommodations and government entities. She is one of a few attorneys in the Midwest that is fluent in sign language and is well-versed in representing deaf, hard of hearing, and blind clients. She frequently provides elimination of bias CLEs for local bar associations and MN CLE on working with disabled clients and the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Ms. Gilbert serves on the program committee for the Collaborative Community Law Initiative (CCLI) and the Roseville Area Youth Baseball Association board. Prior to her work as an attorney, Ms. Gilbert worked as a court-certified sign language interpreter for ten years serving nearly every district in Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin.
Ms. Gilbert joined Mitchell Hamline School of Law as an Adjunct Professor in 2013 and has co-taught courses including Transactions and Settlements, Negotiation, and Deals and Dispute Resolution. She graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in 2012. She is admitted to practice in Minnesota state courts, the U.S. District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit), and the U.S, District of North Dakota.