Gilbert Singer was born New York, New York and admitted to the Florida Bar in 1979. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Commercial Law League of America, AV Rating and Martindale-Hubbell. For over 33 years, Gil has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa where he served as President and was the recipient of the Doyle Carlton Memorial Award in 2002 honoring the Kiwanian of the Year.
Gil serves on the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee and was their attorney for over 20 years. He led the Hillsborough County legal response team for the reelection of Governor Jeb Bush in 2002. He was also a member of President George W. Bush’s Legal Team, and actively participated in the 2000 Florida recount.
Mr. Singer is a founding member and former president of the Grand Krewe de Libertalia, the first multi-cultural Krewe in Tampa history. He was also a longtime volunteer attorney for the Guardian Ad Litem program in Hillsborough County. In 1996, he was honored by the Florida Bar and the Florida Supreme Court for his pro bono service. He has also been active as a board member for A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay, Joshua House, Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, LifeLink, and has served on the Citizens Advisory Commission to the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.
In 2002, Governor Jeb Bush appointed Gil to the Florida Commission on Human Relations, where he served a four-year term as Commissioner. In 2007, Governor Charlie Crist reappointed him to this same post, where he was elected and currently serves as Chairman of the Commission. Gil has been and continues to be active as a volunteer in local, statewide and national political campaigns.
In 2011, Mr. Singer was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Judicial Nominating Commission of the 13th Judicial Circuit. This commission interviews potential judicial appointees and makes recommendations for judicial appointment to the Governor.
Mr. Singer is a member of the Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club and The Royal Krewe of Privateers.