Helping You Succeed
Sincere … Meaningful … Logical
James I. Gilbert IV
- Real Estate
- Estate Planning and Asset Protection
- Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
I and my family have a long history at Smith Mountain Lake, even before the lake existed. In the mid 1950’s, my grandfather, J.I Gilbert, Jr. was relocated by Appalachian Power Company to act as a right-of-way agent (responsible for acquiring real estate rights) for the Smith Mountain Hydroelectric Project. As a child, I spent summers, weekends, and almost every holiday at SML. In essence, the lake and I grew up together. In 1995, I graduated from law school, and have practiced real estate law in this area ever since. I have now been helping clients at SML for almost 30 years.
Here are a few things about me that you might find interesting:
I have been nominated to Super Lawyers Magazine for several years in a row in the category of real estate. Super Lawyers is a peer rating service (nominations made by other lawyers) that selects the top 5% of attorneys for inclusion on the list each year.
While I am very grateful to my colleagues for their recognition, I am even more appreciative of the awards from my local community. I have been awarded First Place as the Best Attorney at SML by the readers of the Smith Mountain Eagle Newspaper. I have also been awarded Best Law Firm in the “Best of the Lake” vote by the readers of the Laker Magazine.