I was a collegiate fighter at the University of Nevada, Reno. I was a four-time Regional Champion, a three-time National Champion, a four-time All American, and was twice named the outstanding boxer of the National Collegiate Boxing Championships.
Nevada State Golden Gloves Champion
I was the 2000 Golden Gloves Champion. I won the title shortly after I returned from training with the Nevada Air National Guard.
Professional Boxing Debut
I made my professional boxing debut immediately after I won the golden gloves and before starting law school in the summer of 2000.
I attained my Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego, California, in 2003.
I passed the bar exam and started practicing law in 2004.
I was cast on NBC's reality TV show ”The Contender” in 2004. I was placed on the West Coast Team and won against Jimmy Lange in the first round of this competition. After ”The Contender,” I won a 6 round unanimous decision in the super middleweight division. On February 18, 2004, I won the rematch with Jimmy Lange at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA, for the vacant middleweight NABO title. I won the WBC-USNBC middleweight title shortly after.
Founded Joey Gilbert Promotions
In 2008, I founded Joey Gilbert Promotions to provide high-quality entertainment in and for combat sports.
Joey Gilbert Law
In 2009, I founded Joey Gilbert Law, a criminal defense, personal injury, DUI, and immigration law firm located in Reno, Nevada.
Award-“Best Attorney” in Reno-Tahoe
In 2018, I was awarded “Best Attorney”in Reno-Tahoe by the Reno News & Review.