Gilbert Harrell represents individuals and corporate clients in a wide array of litigation matters in Georgia state and federal courts. Our experienced attorneys use creative, problem-solving approaches to achieve maximum results for the clients we represent. Gilbert Harrell has an established tradition of providing sophisticated legal representation in a wide range of litigation matters.

Areas of Expertise

Gilbert Harrell trial attorneys have extensive litigation experience and the skill required to successfully litigate your case. Our team has the knowledge and commitment to zealously advocate on your behalf in all types of general litigation in local state and federal courts, including: Business Litigation; Construction Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation; Lease and Real Estate Disputes; Products Liability; Personal Injury & Torts; Appellate Practice; Environmental Litigation; Land Use & Zoning.

Although we are known for our professionalism and expertise in courtroom advocacy, attorneys at GHSM also have substantial training and experience in achieving favorable outcomes through alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation.

For 100+ years, Gilbert Harrell has specialized in business law and prides itself on detailed knowledge of motion practice and cost-effective, yet thorough, discovery. We provide strategic analysis needed to make goal-oriented business decisions. Our attorneys stand ready to counsel clients regarding a broad spectrum of commercial issues, including the following types of civil matters: Business Torts, Breach of Contract Actions, Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims, Non-Compete & Other Restrictive Covenants, Employment Disputes and Wage Claims, Post-Judgment Collection Issues, Lease Agreement Disputes, Property Damage Claims, Regulatory Disputes and Corporate Dissolution Matters.

To help our clients achieve cost-effective representation, Gilbert Harrell is proud to provide its clients with practical insight, advice and assistance on industry topics, including: Contract Drafting, Risk Assessment, Negotiation, Contract Review, Compliance, Termination and Disputes. We are also called upon to assist with Environmental Risks, Materialman’s & Mechanics’ Liens, Faulty Products & Failures, Construction Defects, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Warranties and Negligence Claims.

Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of construction law and can assist clients in recognizing, avoiding and resolving disputes.

In the life of a corporation, legal oversight and protection is essential to growing and prospering securely. Our litigation and corporate attorneys work hand-in-hand to assure solid legal protection in a wide range of corporate law matters, including: Drafting of Contracts, Contract Review, Asset Purchase Agreements, Business Formation and Organization, Personnel Policies, Licensing Agreements, Commercial Leases and Interfacing with Regulatory Agencies. Gilbert Harrell litigation attorneys are also prepared to act as in-house counsel for corporations who lack their own staff attorneys. Our attorneys are well-qualified to assist with: Drafting of Employment Agreements, Drafting of Employee Non-Compete Contracts, Drafting and Revision of Operating Manuals, Hiring and Firing Protocol.

The Firm has a broad range of experience handling environmental litigation of all types, including toxic tort and class action litigation, third-party property damage and restoration cases, natural resource damages claims, citizen suits, administrative permit appeals, and federal and state enforcement matters. Our cases have involved large and complex sites with claims brought under CERCLA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act, various state statutes, and under common law theories. We also regularly tackle difficult claims involving complex scientific and engineering issues at landfills, contaminated sediment sites, and an array of current and former industrial sites with historic contamination going back many decades.

Litigation, by its nature, can be very expensive. With this in mind, we approach all of our cases with an eye toward staffing them as cost-effectively and leanly as possible, matching our attorneys’ experience and areas of expertise with the nature of the case, its complexity, and its financial value/exposure and importance to our client. We enjoy the benefit of having experienced environmental litigation attorneys with all levels of experience, from recent law school graduates to partners who have been practicing for over 30 years.

A “fiduciary” is a legal or ethical relationship of trust between two or more parties. Gilbert Harrell is one of the most well-respected law firms in the area of Estate & Trust Litigation and Probate Administration. Our clients bestow confidence, reliance and trust in our rendering of legal services. The Gilbert Harrell probate and estate law practice involves: Simple Wills, Trust Formation and Management, Guardians and Conservator Representation, Estate Tax Litigation, Complex Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration and Breach of Fiduciary Duty.

Gilbert Harrell provides skilled representation of residential and commercial property owners in property tax disputes in Glynn and surrounding counties. Our attorneys are here to protect your taxpayer rights and can tell you whether it makes sense to challenge your property tax valuation. We ensure the proper notices are filed with the county and begin working to negotiate a better value for you.