Member Spotlight



Entrepreneurship is at the heart of the story behind the Gilbert Garcia Group, a women and minority-owned and operated ALFN attorney member in Florida. It’s also the impetus behind the firm’s expansion and its focus on community. Often representing the firm publicly is Principal and Managing Partner Michelle Gilbert (pictured center), a woman who invests as much in her industry as she does in her own firm. “Investing in the communities that you work in, and I mean our physical communities and the community of professionals that we work with everyday, goes hand-in-hand with growing my own business,” says Gilbert. When defining her professional community, Gilbert paints with broad strokes.

ONCE AN ENTREPRENEUR, ALWAYS AN ENTREPRENEUR. RIGHT NOW, WE'RE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE RESOURCES LIKE THE ALFN TO BULD OUT ADDITIONAL PRACTICE AREAS WHERE OUR CURRENT AND NEW CLIENTS NEED OUR EXPERTISE. WE'RE ALSO LAUNCHING NEW BUSINESS ENDEAVORS INTO OTHER, ANCILLARY SERVICES THAT COMPLIMENT WHAT WE ALREADY EXCEL AT. - MICHELLE GILBERT, MANAGING PARTNER

As a collaborative leader, Gilbert includes practitioners from across the country, competition down the street, her lawmakers and regulators on Capitol Hill, and both the consumers and clients on each side of the legal issues she weighs everyday. Looking back to the beginning of her firm, Gilbert adds, “I guess once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur. Right now, we’re taking advantage of the resources like the ALFN to build out additional practice areas where our current and new clients need our expertise. We’re also launching new business endeavors into other, ancillary services that compliment what we already excel at.” Gilbert’s partners, Jennifer Lima-Smith, Managing Litigation/Risk Management Attorney, (left) and Laura Layne Walker, Managing First Legal Attorney, (right) manage key parts of the firm’s business.

CONTACT GILBERT GARCIA GROUP
Michelle Garcia Gilbert, Esq.
Managing Partner, Gilbert Garcia Group
2313 West Violet Street
Tampa, Florida 33603
Direct Office: (813) 638-8920
Mobile:  (813) 810-1414
Fax: (813) 443-5089
www.gilbertgrouplaw.com