Howard E. Gilbert, Esq.


The GILBERT LAW GROUP is a private practice law firm concentrating in Labor and Employment Law, Education Law, and Civil Service Law matters. As the Founder and Principal Attorney of the firm, Mr. Gilbert’s experience is extensive, spanning more than 43 years as an attorney, professor, negotiator, arbitrator, and mediator involving a wide array of Labor and Employment disputes in both the private and public sectors.

The firm serves a diverse range of clients. Mr. Gilbert provides daily counsel regarding employee and labor-management relations, employment discrimination and harassment of all types, discipline and discharge, contract administration and interpretation, executive compensation, severance, ERISA, human resource issues, and wage and hour disputes. Mr. Gilbert regularly supervises or handles comprehensive collective bargaining negotiations. Additional areas of practice include Arbitration, Mediation, Collective Bargaining, and Alternate Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Gilbert currently serves as an Arbitrator and Neutral Chairperson for both Nassau and Suffolk County District Courts. Mr. Gilbert has been a neutral appellate Hearing Officer on behalf of the Chancellor, New York City Board of Education in various disputes. Mr. Gilbert is a certified Labor Mediator and Arbitrator for the Employment Discrimination Resolution (EDR) and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) panels of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Mr. Gilbert has lectured or taught numerous seminars and courses in such topics as Employment Discrimination Law, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblowers, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Employment-At-Will, Discipline and Discharge, Labor Law, Civil Service Law, Tenure Rights, Student Discipline, Special Education, and Fair Employment Practices. He is also a founding member of the St. John’s University Labor and Employment Law Center. Mr. Gilbert has been an Adjunct Professor for Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, teaching such courses as Labor Law and Employment Discrimination Law.

Mr. Gilbert is a member of the American, New York State, Suffolk County, and Nassau County Bar Associations, where he serves on various committees. Mr. Gilbert is also a Founding Member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Labor and Employment Law, St. John’s University School of Law. He is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce as well.

Mr. Gilbert takes an interest in helping develop potential future lawyers. He volunteers as a Judge for the New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament and as a Judge in “We the People – The Citizen and the Constitution,” another nationwide high school competition.

Mr. Gilbert is a graduate of Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts (top 5%) (B.A. 1975, Double Major: English and Psychology), and has a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law (1980). He successfully completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in August 1984.

The GILBERT LAW GROUP prides itself in providing the highest quality legal representation. Its overall objective has been and continues to be a specific commitment to outstanding, meticulous, and immediate service, caring, and developing an ongoing personal relationship with each of its clients.