Heath began his career as an insurance defense trial lawyer which gave him significant experience as a trial lawyer. Over the years his practice continued to evolve and by the time Heath joined Baucom Claytor in 2006, he had developed a significant practice in corporate and business law, handling both transactional matters and litigation matters as an “outside” general counsel for many small to mid-size businesses. Heath continues to serve his clients as “counselor at law” spending the necessary time and affording the required attention to assist them in the formulation of strategies for success including providing guidance for turbulent times. Heath has a well-rounded business and corporate practice including business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, business conversions and business dissolutions.
Heath’s corporate and business clients range in diversity from large and small restaurant and food service groups, manufacturing, construction, intellectual technology and retail. Heath is also one of the few attorneys in the Carolinas that manages an active entertainment law practice including performing work for such clients as Marty Snider Associates, SouthCoast Marketing & Entertainment, Southcoast Records, TVChaz and Reelworks Studios.
Heath is married to Cherise Shumar Gilbert and has three children. He is currently the Treasurer of the Mecklenburg County Bar and Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar Finance Committee. He is a member of Matthews United Methodist Church and Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court District of South Carolina
University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio, J.D. – 1999
University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, M.P.A. – 1995
University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, B.A. – 1993
Major: Political Science / History
Honors And Awards
NC Super Lawyers in 2015-2019
NC Business Magazine Legal Elite 2016, 2017, 2018
Award of Achievement, 1st Place Service to the Bar YLD of the ABA, Lawyer Legislator CLE , 2006 – 2007