TERRY H. GILBERT
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (1974)
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit (1977)
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit (1977)
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit (1977)
U.S. Supreme Court
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Lawyers Guild
American Civil Liberties Union
Northeast Ohio Board of Advocates for the Ohio Innocence Project
The NORML Legal Committee
National Police Accountability Project
Center for Constitutional Rights, Cooperating Attorney
The Centurion Ministry
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
William K. Thomas Inn of Court
Cleveland State University, J.D. (1973)
Miami University, B.A. (1970)
U.S.A. v. Yee, et al, 12 F.3d 540 (6th Cir. 1993)
Ohio v. Lessin, 67 Ohio St. 3d 487 (1993)
(Free speech flag burning)
State ex rel. Jones v. Suster, 84 Ohio St.3d 70 (1998)
(Re-opening Sheppard murder case)
Yates v. Cleveland, 941 F.2d 444 (6th Cir. 1991)
(No immunity for police shooting)
Wilkinson v. Austin, 125 S.Ct. 2384 (2005)
(Challenge to supermax prison)
Terry H. Gilbert has been in private law practice since 1973, focusing his practice on criminal defense and civil rights litigation.
At the start of his legal career in the 1970's, Terry represented American Indians in the aftermath of the Wounded Knee confrontation in South Dakota, and numerous anti-war and civil rights activists.
Over the years, Terry has handled a variety of government misconduct cases involving police abuse, violations of free speech, prisoners’ rights, and victims of all forms of discrimination.
In 1991, he joined the investigative team to re-open the Marilyn Sheppard Murder Case, serving as the attorney for the Sheppard family in successfully obtaining the release of previously undisclosed records and evidence and the use of DNA evidence to mount a wrongful imprisonment action.
Among his important cases, he has obtained one of the largest police misconduct verdicts in Ohio history, is a member of the legal team which successfully challenged the constitutionality of Ohio’s supermax prison in a case that reached the U.S. Supreme Court, and successfully convinced the Ohio Supreme Court to throw out the case of a protester who burned an American Flag to express opposition to the Gulf War.
In recent years, Terry has defended two young man charged with crimes of terrorism. He also successfully sought compensation for two Ohio men convicted on false forensic testimony and wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years. Terry has also been active in the anti-death penalty movement over the years.
In May 2014, Terry H. Gilbert was recently named the Cleveland-Marshall School of Law 2014 Alumni of the Year.
In 2002, Terry H. Gilbert received the John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association Litigation Section.
In May 2015, Terry Gilbert was awarded the Rose Elizabeth Bird Commitment to Justice Award, along with death row exonerees Kwame Ajamu, Wiley Bridgeman, and Ricky Jackson, as well as attorneys David Mills, Brian Howe, and Mark Godsey.
TERRY H. GILBERT'S BIOGRAPHY
- Born: Cleveland, Ohio, April 29, 1948
- Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law,
Faculty Lecturer: Trial Advocacy
- Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation, Ohio State Bar Association, 2004
TERRY H. GILBERT'S PEER REVIEW RATINGS
Terry H. Gilbert is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Ratings standards with a 5.0 out of 5.0 Stars.
Terry is also rated as a Super Lawyer: