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Michael L. Gilbert

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Michael Gilbert has earned an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell™, the highest recognition possible in the legal profession, for his competance and ethical standards.

Practice areas

  •       Elder law
  •       Wills and trusts
  •       Powers of attorney
  •       Guardianship and conservatorship
  •       Probate
  •       Medicaid planning
  •       Dental practice law
  •       Closely-held businesses
  •       Buying a business
  •       Selling a business
  •       Non-profit law
  •       Real estate


  • Colorado, New York and U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1984


  • New York University, J.D., 1970
  • University of Rochester, B.A., with honors, 1967

Associations and memberships

  • Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Honorary Life Member of the Colorado Dental Association

Biographical details

  • Counsel, Colorado Dental Association, 1978 to Present
  • Member, Colorado Air Pollution Variance Board, 1976 – 1984
  • Investigative Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee, 1975 – 1982

Michael Gilbert and his wife, Sara, came to Colorado from New York City as VISTA volunteers in 1970 and immediately embraced the Rocky Mountain way of life. After serving as an attorney for the Legal Aid Society, Michael established his own practice in 1978. One of his first clients was the Colorado Dental Association, which he represented for over thirty years.  As a respected practitioner in the areas of dental law, elder law, estate planning, and trusts, he frequently speaks to groups about these topics.

In addition to establishing himself as one of Denver’s pre-eminent attorneys, Michael is very involved in civic and community activities. He served as investigative counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee and as a member of the Colorado Air Pollution Variance Board. He has held board leadership positions for various organizations including the Denver Institute for Jewish Studies, the Hebrew Educational Alliance, and the Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation.

In his leisure time, Michael enjoys opera, classical music, biking, cross-country skiing, and gourmet cooking.

Michael L. Gilbert Attorney at Law, P.C. serves clients in Denver and throughout Colorado.