Gael Gilles

Gael Gilles is the founding attorney of Gilles Law, PLLC in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He is a criminal defense attorney who handles a wide range of cases ranging from simple misdemeanors and DWI/DUI, to First Degree Murder charges in state Courts in both North and South Carolina. Mr. Gilles also handles federal criminal defense in both North Carolina and South Carolina.

He is a zealous client advocate is who is not afraid to try any case, and is not afraid to tell clients the truth, whether they are ready to hear it or not.  One a more personal note, Mr. Gilles is from Brooklyn New York, He is the son of Haitian immigrants, speaks French and Creole. He is also married and has two children; and he believes in community involvement and helping those in need.

Practice areas:

  • Traffic
  • Criminal Defense

Bar admissions

  • North Carolina State Court
  • Western District of North Carolina
  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • Eastern Strict of North Carolina
  • South Carolina State Court
  • District of South Carolina


  • Charlotte School of Law

Juris Doctorate

  • Winthrop University

Bachelor’s of Science

Business Administration – Finance

Additional Training

  • Defender Trial School – UNC School of Government
  • Federal Trial Skills Academy
  • Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Southern Region Black Law Student Association

National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers

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