M. Heath Gilbert Jr.

M. Heath Gilbert Jr.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Heath has been with Baucom Claytor since 2006. Heath practices principally in the areas of corporate and business law, handling both transactional matters and litigation matters as an “outside” general counsel for many small to mid-size businesses. Heath has successfully developed a wide ranging business practice including business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and business representation. Heath’s corporate and business clients range in diversity and include members of the restaurant and food service industry, manufacturing sector, construction, intellectual technology and retail. Heath is also one of the few attorneys in the Carolinas that maintains an active entertainment law practice including performing work for such clients as sports television personality Marty Snider, Mediazeus, SouthCoast Marketing & Entertainment,  Reelworks Productions, and Studio South.

Heath continues in the Baucom Claytor tradition of serving as a “counselor at law.” He is fully engaged in the success of his clients, and often is called upon to provide guidance from a legal perspective in the areas of branding and business growth. There are also times in the life of a small to mid-size business when a problem may arise.  When such crisis occurs, Heath provides the support and direction to implement and execute a way forward for turbulent times.

Heath also maintains a consistently active trial practice handling areas as diverse as business break-ups also known as business divorce, contract litigation, estate litigation, insurance defense, commercial collection claims, and plaintiff’s personal injury. In the area of personal injury  law, Heath had recent success in helping a family of four collect $1.225 million for a Plaintiff’s personal injury matter. *

Heath is married with three wonderful children. He is a member of Matthews United Methodist Church, is a member of the Board of Ambassadors of Youth Commission International, the Alumni Chapter of the Eta Rho Chapter of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, the Mecklenburg County Bar Finance Committee, has served as an interviewer for the Mecklenburg County Bar candidate committee and is the former co-Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar CLE Committee.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation
  • Corporate Crisis Management
  • Entertainment

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2001
  • South Carolina, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • M.P.A. - 1995
  • University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Political Science / History

Published Works

  • Reengineering the Non-Profit Sector, UNC-Charlotte, 1995


  • Practicing with Adult ADHD, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2011 - Present
  • NC Rules of Civil Procedure, Mecklenburg County Bar, 2012 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Award of Achievement, 1st Place Service to the Bar YLD of the ABA, Lawyer Legislator CLE , 2006 - 2007
  • NCBA YLD Divison Director, 2007 - 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association, 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association , 2007 - Present


  • Delta Sigma Phi