Terry Gilbert has been an activist and an attorney through fifty years of trying times. From aiding Native Americans at Wounded Knee when he was fresh out of law school, to filing one of the earliest cases in the Chief Wahoo controversy, to fighting to clear the name of Dr. Sam Sheppard.
His story is about the criminalization of dissent, police misconduct, wrongful imprisonment and other important struggles in the courts and on the streets. Gilbert’s cases have touched on the best and worst of America. His memoir is a very personal story of a blue collar attorney taking on rogue cops, systemic racism and a broken justice system.
Gilbert shares his half-century of experience in the legal system to groups of any size who are interested in the causes of social justice and the history of the struggle for equity for all Americans. Programs can include co-author Carlo Wolff (a longtime Cleveland journalist) and can be tailored to specific subjects of interest to your audience.