Brian M. Gilbert, New Jersey Lawyer
I have been an associate attorney with the firm since May 2018, focusing on litigation and disputed matters. Prior to joining Bob and Nicole, much of my legal experience was as a litigator for law firms representing large financial institutions where I primarily handled contested cases and other court-related matters. During that time, I was privileged to represent some of our nation’s top companies alongside many talented and dedicated legal professionals from whom I learned a great deal. However, I desired to take my career in a different direction where I could experience a more diverse range of cases while also connecting more closely with individual and small business clients. Shanahan & Voigt has provided me that opportunity and I work hard every day to earn the chance I have been given.
I have not always been a lawyer. Previously, for over seven years I was a computer programmer and analyst for companies within the healthcare, shipping, and entertainment industries. Prior to that, I even spent a year working as a mathematician. During that time, I also went back to school, at night and on weekends, and in 2002 I earned a master’s degree in technology management from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. The result is that I bring with me a diversity of experience which allows me to view any situation from multiple distinct perspectives, an advantage I take seriously and use often.
I have lived in New Jersey most of life, being raised in Hunterdon County, and later attending middle and high school in Monmouth County. As an adult, I have lived all over Central and North Jersey and now reside in Somerville where I hope to be an active member of the community.
I received my law degree from Stetson Law in Gulfport, Florida, a small, Gulf Coast city in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. While in school, I lived in Tampa and worked full-time at a law firm as a paralegal. After graduation, I returned to New Jersey because, simply put, there is no place like home.
2013 New Jersey
2018 U.S. District Court of N.J.
2009 JD, Stetson University College of Law (Florida)
2002 MS Telecommunications Management, Stevens Institute of Technology
1996 BA Mathematics, University of Rhode Island
New Jersey State Bar Association
Hunterdon County Bar Association
Somerset County Bar Association