CRIMINAL DEFENSE/CIVIL LITIGATION
LICENSED IN NEVADA
Joseph Salvatore Gilbert was born in Chicago, Illinois. His family moved
to Sparks, Nevada and he attended Our Lady of the Snows Parochial School
in Reno. Joey graduated from Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno—1994.
He attended the University of Nevada, Reno—graduating in 2000 with
a B.A. —majoring in English Literature & Political Science —
emphasizing in foreign affairs —and minored in Italian.
As a collegiate boxer, Joey was a 3-time National Champion (NCBA 1997,
1998, and 1999), 4-time Regional Champion and 4-time All American. After
returning from basic training/technical school for the Nevada Air National
Guard, he fought and became the Nevada State Golden-Gloves Super-Middleweight
Champion in May 2000. He had his first professional fight that summer
before entering law school.
Joey went on Individual Ready Reserve (Federal Reserve component —United
States Air Force Reserve) from 2001-2007, but was never activated. He
earned a Juris Doctorate Degree in 2003, graduating from Thomas Jefferson
School of Law in San Diego, California and has been a member the Nevada
Bar Association since 2004.
In 2004, Joey was cast in NBC’s The Contender, working alongside
Sylvester Stallone, Sugar Ray Leonard and other talented boxers. Joey’s
love of prizefighting ultimately led him to become ranked #3 in the world
by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and #7 in the world by the World
Boxing Council (WBC). Joey was formerly both WBO-NABO and WBC-USNBC Middleweight
Champion—2006 & 2007.
While competing as a professional fighter, Joey was asked, and volunteered
for 3 “USO-Tours” to visit our troops serving in Operation
Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. Honored
by the invitation, Joey visited “forward operating bases”
(FOB’s) in support of our Armed Forces, travelling overseas during
Christmas & New Year’s —2005/2006 and in the summer months
Joey has practiced law since 2004; nevertheless, after winning the WBO-NABO
middleweight championship in February 2006, Joey focused on boxing full
time —defending his WBO-NABO belt numerous times in northern Nevada
—then won the WBC-USNBC middleweight championship March, 2007. He
retired September, 2010 —his record: 21-3 (16 KO’s).
Since 2007, Joey has been a licensed boxing promoter in the State of Nevada—through
the Division of Business and Industry. His company, Joey Gilbert Promotions,
has worked closely with the Nevada State Athletic Commission — promoting/co-promoting
nearly a dozen boxing events in northern Nevada.
In January 2011, Joey Gilbert & Associates, Ltd. (hereinafter, “JGA”)
was formed with the mission – deliver affordable, effective and
efficient legal representation through disciplined, persistent and straightforward
lawyering. Joey is in court daily throughout northern Nevada, including
in many of the rural counties. Currently, he focuses on criminal/civil
trial practice, public policy, government affairs and specific areas of
Needing depth/focus, JGA acquired Nicholas Wooldridge —10 years practicing
criminal defense State/Federal (licensed Nevada/NewYork); and Kaitlin
Miller, formerly with the NV Attorney General.
JGA recently added a southern Nevada location (d/b/a “Las Vegas Defense
Team”) in Downtown Las Vegas, at 520 4th Street. Joey and managing
partner Nicholas Wooldridge, an alumnus of Boyd Law School quickly created
internship opportunities for Boyd law students. Consequently, a second
year student from Winnemucca, Nevada was hired almost immediately.
Additionally, Joey serves as the northern Nevada attorney for the Nevada
Association of Public Safety Officers (NAPSO), where he has been called
on to represent many members/officers/deputies in law enforcement.
For the Children’s Cabinet, Joey volunteers his time serving as the
pro-bono attorney for all criminal matters program attendees face. Moreover,
Joey passion of working with kids dates back to his days at the University.
He has consistently spoken on the topics of physical fitness, nutrition,
goals and more — at dozens of schools/clubs/organizations in northern
Nevada, including recently serving as the keynote speaker for a small,
2014 graduating class at Rights of Passage. As an advocate for the local
Hispanic community, Joey sponsors three teams in the 1st Division (u-7,
u-8 and u-10) youth soccer league in northern Nevada as well as Arce’s
Boxing-Club in Sparks, Nevada.
Joey is the Chairman of Nevada Veterans for Veterans —a non-profit
organization formed by Joey’s father. Trauma/flight surgeon, Commander
Warren S. Gilbert MD, (USN-retired 2012 — 3 combat deployments)
focuses his charity’s efforts on becoming a “fusion-center”
for Veterans “lost in the shuffle” by the overwhelming demand
on veterans organizations and the disconnect between the veterans themselves
and these support programs due to the significant rise of veterans returning
*Licensed in Nevada and admitted to practice in U.S. Federal Courts.