Michelle Garcia Gilbert
Managing Partner // Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A./Sapphire Title & Escrow Company

Michelle Garcia Gilbert has practiced real estate and business law since 1989, specializing in the default servicing industry. As Founder and Managing Partner of Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A., Michelle has managed the firm’s expansion into probate, estate planning, guardianship, business transaction, and corporate law. Michelle also manages Sapphire Title & Escrow Company, a residential and commercial closing company launched in 2015. Michelle is highly active in her legal communities. She is a member of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors; Bay Area Real Estate Council, Inc., Board of Directors; Hillsborough County Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Solo and Small Firm, Diversity, and Military and Veteran Sections); Florida Bar (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Business, and Solo and Small Firm Sections); American Legal and Financial Network; Legal League 100 (Vice Chairperson, 2016-19; Advisory Council Member, 2014-19; Special Initiatives Working Group, 2017-present); REOMAC/NADP; Attorney Agent for NACIT/Doma and Westcor Title. She was named one of DS News’ 2021 Top 25 Women of Law and selected as one of MReport’s 2015 and 2018 Leading Ladies. Michelle places great value on serving her community. She volunteers at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and School, and with Cristo Rey School of Tampa. She serves on the Board of Directors of St. Peter Claver Catholic School, and LifeChoices Family Medical.