Biography

Douglas S. Gililand, Esq.:  Mr. Gilliland is a trial lawyer in San Diego, California with over 20 years trial experience in personal injury cases.  He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America.  Mr. Gilliland and has jury verdicts or settlement in excess of one million dollars in each of the four largest counties in the State of California.  He handled many high profile cases including the Birdrock Bandits wrongful death case, the Bumfights video, participation in the 4.85 billion dollar VIOXX class action in New Orleans, Louisiana and the multi-million dollar on-line poker prosecution in Manhattan, New York.

Mr. Gilliland graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in English in 1985.  He then attended the University of Oregon where he obtained his Juris Doctorate (law degree) in 1990.  Mr. Gilliland served as an assistant and associate editor for the Oregon Law Review while at the University of Oregon.  He then attended the University of San Diego School of Law where he earned his Masters in Law in 1991.

Mr. Gilliland was admitted to practice law in the State of California in 1991.  He was also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California that same year.  Since then, Mr. Gilliland has also been admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Central Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to his trial successes, Mr. Gilliland has had several published opinions at the California Court of Appeals as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit including Lee v. FBI, 363 F.3d 931 (9th Cir. 2004), cert. denied, 546 U.S. 1214 (2005); Butler v. San Diego District Attorney’s Office, 370 F.3d 956 (9th Cir. 2004); Duffens v. Valenti International (2008) 161 Cal.App.4th 434; Leonte v. ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc. (2004) 123 Cal.App.4th 521.

Mr. Gilliland is married to Aisling Gilliland, an adjunct Professor of Law at California Western School of Law.  They have three children Nicole, Hannah and Ronan.  When not practicing law, Mr. Gilliland serves as the Charity Race Director for Team Hoyt where he has run the Boston Marathon for the last 8 years – www.teamhoyt.com.

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