Harry “Gil” Gillam

303 South Washington Avenue, Marshall, Texas 75670
P 903.934.8450 | F 903.934.9257
gil@gillamsmithlaw.com
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A native of Bryan, Texas, Gil Gillam was first introduced to the courtrooms of East Texas when he went to Longview for his law school’s mock trial preparations. After graduation, he settled in the region because “I knew this was where I could go and practice among the best.” A Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Gil’s clients include businesses and professionals in complex commercial litigation and intellectual property matters. Nationally known law firms and in-house counsel from Fortune 500 companies turn to Gil for his insights and acumen in the courtroom. Decades of trying cases in the courts of the Eastern District have deepened his roots here, but he’s often called upon to represent clients in matters across the country.

Regardless of whom he’s representing or where the case takes him, however, he says “the principle is the same. The courthouse is one place where no matter who’s involved, in a court of law, before a judge and a jury, you stand on equal footing.” Just as he was in his law school days, Gil Gillam remains at home in the courtroom.

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EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • Juris Doctor, Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas


LEGAL LICENSES

  • The State Bar of Texas – State Bar No. 07921800
  • The United States District Court of the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern & Western District of Arkansas
  • The United States District Court of the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1983
  • The Supreme Court of the United States, 1999


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2009-present
  • T. John Ward Inn of Court, Charter Member 2006-present
  • East Texas Trial Lawyers Association 1988-present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association 1987-present
  • American Association for Justice (formerly “ATLA”) 1987-present
  • Harrison County and Northeast Texas Bar Associations
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1997-present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1997-present
  • National Trial Lawyers, 2011-present
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Fellow, Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Harrison County and Northeast Texas Bar Associations


PUBLISHED WORKS AND SPEECHES

  • Critique & Pointers. Mistakes Most Often Made in Presenting & Confronting Evidence In ED TexasEastern District Bench Bar Conference, Plano, TX, October 2013
  • Federal Circuit/Eastern District of Texas Bar Association Advanced Complex Litigation Seminar, Case Management, Plano, TX, April 25, 2013
  • Cross Examination of Expert Witness, Texas Trial Lawyers Association’s Hot Tips for Hot Times seminar, July 25, 1998
  • Handling All-Terrain Vehicle Accident Cases, Consumer Attorneys of California 35th Annual Convention, November 15-17, 1996


HONORS

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2006- 2012, Thomson Reuters
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • TTLA Board of Directors 2002-present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Texas State Committee 2010-present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, East Texas Chapter
    • Treasurer 2006
    • Vice President 2007
    • President 2008
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2011-2012
  • T. John Ward Inn of Court, Treasurer 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Pine Tree Independent School District Board of Trustees – 1999-2011, President 2007-2009
  • First Baptist Church of Longview Board of Deacons, Chairman, 2005
  • Arts View Children’s Theater, Board of Directors, 2013
  • Baylor Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Longview Area Baylor Club, former president


CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1991-present
  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1997-present

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