Gil File

Board Member

A North Carolina native, Gil grew up in the Raleigh and Asheville areas. He graduated in 1993 from the only college to which he applied — The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.  Later, he attended Campbell Law School, graduating in 1999.  Gil worked in the Office of the Wake County Clerk of Superior Court both before and after law school, first serving as a Deputy Clerk prior to law school, and then as the first Legal Officer and Assistant Clerk. The Senior Resident Superior Court Judge of Wake County ultimately appointed Gil as the Clerk of Superior Court and Probate Judge for Wake County.  

In his former judicial capacity as the Clerk of Superior Court and Assistant Clerk, Gil has presided over thousands of judicial hearings involving incompetency, guardianship, estate/trust matters; the appointment and removal of fiduciaries; and collection and enforcement of judgments. Gil has a personal and intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the court system which provides a unique perspective to drive creative, efficient, and effective litigation strategy that serves his clients well.

Gil’s practice at File Law Firm, PLLC focuses on complex and contested cases involving incompetency, guardianship, estates/trusts, and breach of fiduciary duty and fraud matters. Additionally, Gil handles commercial and landlord-tenant law, representing a number of commercial clients, residential landlords, and property management companies with respect to business debts, contract disputes, construction issues, enforcement of judgments and liens, and housing issues, litigation, and regulation. 

Gil treasures family life with his wife and children, and enjoys participating in the various activities that go along with raising young children.  He is also actively involved in a variety of charitable and community endeavors, and sits on the Board of Directors for several non-profits — all experiences which complement his dedication to serving those in greatest need in our local community.