Senior Counsel

Jeanette M. Gilbert


Jan Gilbert has spent her legal career assisting those who cannot speak for themselves due to age or illness.

Since joining Motley Rice in 2006, she continues that advocacy through asbestos bankruptcy litigation and management of claims processing. Jan is one of the attorneys responsible for analyzing complex bankruptcy documents and advising clients and co-counsel lawyers on the claims facilities and asbestos personal injury trusts established by the bankruptcy courts for the benefit of asbestos victims.

Prior to her work at Motley Rice, Jan directed the estate department at a New-York based law firm, where she was responsible for the finance management and administration of multi-million dollar estates and trusts. She provided investment and tax analysis to ensure compliance with federal regulations and reviewed documentation for proper bank and accounting statements. Jan currently utilizes this background to provide legal research for complex securities fraud and shareholder derivative cases with the Motley Rice securities litigation team.

Jan served on the Ethics Committee of the South Carolina Bar from 2010–2013 and has also served a two-year term as the Continuing Legal Education Seminar Committee Chair for the South Carolina Bar. She has also served on several educational and ethics committees with the Nassau County Bar Association of New York, serving as a dean and board member developing programming when Mandatory Continuing Legal Education was instituted in New York. Jan taught courses on legal ethics, legal research and real estate as an adjunct professor at Long Island University. She sat on the executive council of the New York State Conference of Bar Leaders and served as a delegate to New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye's Institute of Professionalism in the Law.


J.D., Pace University School of Law, 1984

B.A., Hofstra University, 1979

Licensed In

  • New York
  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


American Association for Justice

New York State Bar Association

South Carolina Bar Association

Charleston County Bar Association

Nassau County Bar Association