About Us

The James H. Gilbert Law Group, PLLC, which is led by a former Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and MSBA Board Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist, is a law firm focused on getting the best results for you. Our proactive and creative representation and counseling can guide you through any and all opportunities or challenges that you, your family or business may face.


We are experienced in a wide range of business and real estate matters and strive to provide practical legal advice to help you protect and grow your business. Our law firm can further assist in planning, structuring and negotiating the smooth transition of your business and real estate to the next generation of your family, partners, LLC members or a third-party purchaser. And when legal difficulties occur, we work hard with you or your attorneys to reach a timely, efficient and fair resolution for you. We emphasize dispute resolution before trial and even before litigation begins.


In addition to providing traditional legal services for civil litigation and business planning, the James H. Gilbert Law Group has adopted a new approach. Partnering with corporate general counsel and other law firms, we deliver a variety of legal services, including consulting, second opinions, editing, research, trial and appellate argument, and coaching for attorneys preparing to appear in trial and appellate courts.


Most of our clients are repeat customers or come from referrals from law firms or other satisfied clients. Let us help you with:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation
  • Trial and appellate consulting and strategy
  • Business planning, formation and transition
  • Business consulting and strategy
  • Risk assessment
  • Crisis management
  • Resolution

Recently, James H. Gilbert has served as the sole member of Special Litigation Committees appointed by boards of directors of major Twin Cities-based corporations. He has also been appointed by district courts as Arbitrator and Special Master, Moderator and Mediator in complex commercial disputes. He has served as a trustee and as a board of director’s member.


Meet Our Attorneys

  • James H. Gilbert

    Practices in all areas of business and civil litigation as lawyer, consultant, co-counsel, strategist and local co-counsel... Read More
  • Jody E. Nahlovsky

    Jody Nahlovsky has worked with our law firm for over 6 years. She brings excellent academic credentials to the practice of law... Read More
  • Adam L. Sienkowski

    Adam Sienkowski is an associate attorney at the James H. Gilbert Law Group and focuses his practice on business transactions, real estate and dispute resolution.... Read More