Richard K. Gilbert
Mr. Gilbert was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he lived for twelve years. He then moved to Utah and eventually attended Brigham Young University, graduating in 2002 with a B.A. in International Politics. Following college, Mr. Gilbert relocated to California and worked as a Khmer (Cambodian) language court interpreter in state and federal courts. Working in the legal system confirmed his desire to attend law school, and in 2005, Mr. Gilbert moved to Sacramento to attend the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During law school he was a member of the McGeorge Law Review and Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court team. In 2009, he graduated With Great Distinction and was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Mr. Gilbert began his law career as a transactional and corporate attorney but eventually transitioned to workers’ compensation defense, which he has been practicing since 2014. He has represented a wide variety of clients including public entities, self-insured employers, and insurance carriers. He has also successfully defended Labor Code § 132a and serious and willful claims. In 2018, Mr. Gilbert joined Lenahan, Slater, Pearse & Majernik. His current practice is heavily focused on the defense of presumptive public safety officer claims. He also has considerable experience defending cases involving psychiatric injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and retroactive home health care demands.
In addition to fluency in Khmer and a basic knowledge of Japanese, Mr. Gilbert is also semi-fluent in Thai. Outside of work he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, traveling (especially to Asia), and spending time with friends and family.