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Edward L. Gilbert is presently practicing law in Akron, Ohio at Edward L. Gilbert Co., L.P.A. His practice focuses on civil rights litigation and constitutional law violations.

Gilbert has been a principal in the law firms of Parms, Purnell, Stubbs, & Gilbert and Slater, Zurz & Gilbert. He has more than 50 million dollars in verdicts for civil rights and constitutional law violations.

He is the President of the Akron-Canton Barristers Association, a group of approximately 75 African American attorneys in Stark and Summit Counties. He is a member of the Akron and Ohio Bar Associations and serves on the NAACP Legal Redress Committee covering five Northeastern Ohio counties.

Gilbert earned his degree from Wooster College having received the Schwartz Award for general excellence in college work. He earned his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law where he served as President of the Black American Law Students of America, Akron Branch.



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