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. Mr. Gilbert then moved to California and worked as a Khmer (Cambodian) language court interpreter in state and federal courts.
In 2005, Mr. Gilbert moved to Sacramento to attend the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated With Great Distinction and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Mr. Gilbert was also a member of the McGeorge Law Review and participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court team.
Mr. Gilbert began his law career as a transactional 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 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 and spending time with his friends and family.