Brian Gilchrist is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar for competency, experience professionalism and ethics in an area of law. He has substantial experience in all phases of intellectual property litigation, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices and restrictive covenants. Mr. Gilchrist has been attorney of record in over 200 patent cases across the country, over 100 trademark cases and over 75 copyright cases.
Mr. Gilchrist has been rated an “AV” attorney by Martindale-Hubbell™, the highest rating available, since 1996. He is listed on their “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.” In addition, he has been recognized in Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America and Orlando Magazine’s Best Lawyers.
In addition, Mr. Gilchrist is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator. He has been appointed as a mediator by Judges of the District Courts of Florida and by private parties seeking to resolve their disputes. He is also a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.
Mr. Gilchrist is the firm’s managing shareholder and serves on the Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Certification Committee. He is a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow member and a member of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Gilchrist serves on the 9th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.
In addition to his other activities, Mr. Gilchrist volunteers to act as a Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children through the Orange County Legal Aid Society. Through those efforts, he has received Awards of Excellence and numerous Certificates of Appreciation. He has represented over 100 children in his role as a Guardian ad Litem.