Self-Defense

Do you have a client who defended themselves from an assailant only to be arrested by police or become the defendant in a civil lawsuit? If so, you may wish to consult with Professor Gregory Gilbertson. Professor Gilbertson clearly understands the circumstances whereby an individual can lawfully defend themselves or others from danger. As a college professor with nearly 20 years of classroom teaching experience, he can explain these facts and circumstances to a jury in a manner they can easily understand.

Many police officers and prosecuting attorneys do not support an individual’s right to self-defense. They believe individuals should rely upon police to safeguard them from stalkers, thugs, gang members, and other criminals who threaten them or their families. These personal beliefs often times influence an officer’s decision to arrest and a prosecutor’s decision charge the individual who engaged in self-defense.

In light of these facts, the vast majority of all local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, and prosecutors are good, honorable, and trustworthy public servants. They have earned and deserve or gratitude and respect. These brave men and women have dedicated their lives to safeguarding our communities and nation. Police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, and prosecuting attorneys are responsible for countless compassionate, selfless, and courageous acts every day.

However, it must also be recognized that a small percentage of law enforcement officers and prosecutors do not perform their duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with their education, training, and oath of office. Working with attorneys, Professor Gregory Gilbertson is committed to defending the actions of law abiding citizens who defended themselves from death or great bodily harm and now find themselves victimized by false arrest, malicious prosecution, or civil lawsuits.

While Professor Gilbertson has consulted with nearly 50 attorneys and law firms in 14 states, he does not accept every case. Professor Gilbertson carefully evaluates the facts and circumstances of every case with counsel before accepting or declining work. In addition, Professor Gilbertson does not accept non-attorney clients unless or until they are represented by a lawyer.

If you’re an attorney or client and believe you have a self-defense claim, call Professor Gregory Gilbertson a call at (360) 237-4247, or email him at gilbertson_investigations@reagan.com.  His experience, insight, knowledge, and analytical ability has helped dozens of attorneys and clients achieve positive outcomes, and he can help you too.