On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board issued an order of suspension against attorney Cameron Wade Gilbert.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Cameron Wade Gilbert,” with case no. 24-000-131043.

The board’s order stated that Gilbert was licensed to practice law in Virginia since June 2000. However, he recently pled guilty to DUI and possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance on April 19, 2023, and December 13, 2023, respectively in Chesterfield County Circuit Court. As these were criminal convictions, the board ruled they constituted a “Crime” under the rules governing attorney conduct.

Due to these convictions, the Disciplinary Board acted to summarily suspend Gilbert’s law license in Virginia effective January 31, 2024. The order requires Gilbert to appear at a hearing before the board on February 23, 2024, at the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission in Richmond. At that time, Gilbert must present reasons why his license should not be further suspended or revoked.

Additionally, the board ordered Gilbert to promptly notify by certified mail any clients he is currently representing about the suspension of his law license in Virginia. The disciplinary action was taken pursuant to the rules allowing for interim suspension during criminal proceedings against licensed attorneys.

The Disposition states:

“It is ORDERED, pursuant to the Rules of Court, Part 6, Section I V, Paragraph 13-22, that the license of Cameron Wade Gilbert to practice law within the Commonwealth of Virginia be, and the same is, hereby SUSPENDED, effective January 31, 2024.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Gilbert is a DUI & DWI Attorney in Chester, Virginia. He acquired his law license in Virginia in 2000. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.