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Daniel Mark Gilleon

Sexual harassment Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.8   18 reviews

also known as Dan Gilleon, Gilleon Law Firm

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

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Gilleon fights for the "little guy" against the likes of Bob Filner and other bullies.  Voted outstanding trial attorney, Gilleon has earned a reputation as one of San Diego’s most influential attorneys by winning high-profile legal battles, difficult cases and taking on bullies and industry giants in the interest of his clients.  Gilleon has put together an award-winning team of investigators and experts in the field to help obtain the maximum legal compensation possible for all of his clients.

Dedicated to the protection of the rights of his clients, Gilleon specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, employment law, business litigation and civil rights. He is often called on as a legal analyst and commentator by ABC, NBC, CBS and the Fox Network, where many of his cases have received expansive coverage.

Gilleon earned his law degree from California Western School of Law, where he received a scholastic scholarship and was awarded a Juris Doctorate degree with Law Review and Cum Laude honors. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, San Diego.

 

Gilleon, who received the prestigious Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award in 2009 from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, is committed to his community. He is a member of the San Diego Bar Association’s Children at Risk Committee. He also teaches continuing education courses to attorneys on a variety of legal subjects. Married with six children, Gilleon is a sponsor for his children’s Little League and soccer teams.

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Location

The Gilleon Law Firm
1320 Columbia St., Ste. 200
San Diego, CA, 92101-3436

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
lmpressive Legal Mind
I reached out to the Gilleon Law Firm, which immediately took an interest in my problem, not just for me, but for the community. I think he has an impressive legal mind, creative, and also asks all the right questions. He sees the ‘Big Picture.’ Although he is sympathetic, he is also HONEST.
Posted by Meg | September 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
First, let me start by emphasizing that there are no words to describe nor does my articulation of the truths that follow begin to even remotely resemble the level of integrity this exceptional and outstanding man, Dan Gilleon deserves. Not only as an attorney, but as a human being with heart and a soul. I am a real human, living and breathing right now, because of Dan Gilleon. 2 years ago this month, I was lying in a hospital bed in a coma, on life support, with the top of my skull literally removed. The cause of my fatal injury? A nasty fall down a flight of stairs of my apartment building. Stairs of which had been the source of contention for all the neighbors in my building for a long while, despite our requests made to the owner for repair. What used to be thrown around lightly "someone's gonna kill themselves on these stairs", was no longer a passing complaint. It finally happened.On August 31st, I died at the bottom of those stairs... It was by some miracle that a Point Loma Ambulance made it to me and transported me UCSD in a matter of 5 minutes, where I immediately underwent what turned out to be 10 hour of brain surgery. Again, by some sheer act of God (or whatever you want to call it), I made it thru the surgery. Though due to the amount of brain tissue the doctors had removed, they were certain I would never talk, walk, or function normal again. They said I would mostly likely be completely incapacitated. One would think that would have been a happy time, but I was far from thankful to be alive. Having now survived three brain surgeries, craniotomy, tracheotomy, more blood transfusions than anyone should have lived thru, an artery stent, frequent seizures, memory loss, erratic recall, stomach complications, headaches, nose bleeds, debilitating undiagnosable pain and depression. And that's not even touching on the esthetic trauma from my hair being shaved bald, and the scarring and reshaping of my skull and deterioration of my facial muscles. Life was looking grim. Although, I wasn't an invalid or brain-dead as they were nearly certain I would, I would never be the same again. I am permanently disabled. I will never work a real job, I will never be able to support myself, and I will never have a normal life. I remember the day this man (who shall not be named) stood before my family and, looked in the eyes and said, "You have no case. There's nothing here." I felt hopeless. I began questioning if I was meant to live thru this unimaginable accident. Just as I had given up hope, and began to feel doomed to a life of poverty, sickness, and 2nd class medical care, Dan Gilleon was introduced to me. Without hesitation, he confidently took on my representation. Little did I know that included protecting me, guiding me and ultimately affecting my life in a way that cannot be bought. He went far beyond the call of his duties and obligations to me as my attorney from day one. He investigated, interviewed and questioned every single person imaginable; including but not limited to the current tenants, prior tenants, city personnel, neighbors etc. Dan Gilleon was 100% concerned first and foremost about ME, Megan Fuller. It's true, I've got a long road of healing still ahead of me and a lifetime health challenges. There is no amount of money that can take that away. However, it’s a relief to know that I will have the care and assistance I need to allow me to live life to the fullest of my ability.It still brings me to tears to think that there was a time when I didn't have hope, when I didn't want to live anymore, when I felt I shouldn’t go on. But Dan Gilleon changed that the day I met him. Dan Gilleon, wasn't just my attorney...he was my friend, he was my strength – he gave me HOPE. Dan Gilleon - you saved my life.
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Posted by Chris E | February 22, 2015
Dan Gilleon is Trustworthy and Diligent
After our car accident, my husband and I were overwhelmed with everything. We had so many questions and no answers. A friend suggested meeting with Dan Gilleon. Dan not only answered our questions, he also helped us understand all the legal issues. He was kind and caring, always keeping us informed and up to date with developments. Dan and his team worked diligently fighting for our rights and making sure we were protected. Dan is trustworthy and compassionate. I don’t know what I would have done without him. I recommend Dan and his team without hesitation.
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Posted by Sue | January 31, 2015
Help when I needed it.
When other law firms declined to represent me, The Gilleon Law Firm accepted my case. Attorney Gilleon is an excellent personal injury attorney and provided me with aggressive representation. He was always available to answer my questions and he kept me informed of developments in the case as it progressed to a positive conclusion.
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Posted by Bob | January 27, 2015
Heart broken Dad
When you lose a loved one in an accident the pain can be overwhelming. Dan Gilleon was very supportive and knowledgeable. We didn't want to think about legal issues so Dan did the thinking for us. He made the process painless. Dan is empathetic and trustworthy.
Posted by Jill | January 22, 2015
Excellence in Every way
Dan Gilleon and his firm have made the whole experience of a wrongful death suit as painless as possible. I could not be more satisfied with the professionalism, the kindness thru the ordeal our family has recently experienced. It is above and beyond a "10" in every way.
Posted by Linda Fletcher | December 17, 2014
An attorney with integrity
Dan took over my case after it was mishandled by a previous attorney. He jumped in when other attorneys declined to help. He treated me with respect and kindness. He is tough when needed and acted with integrity and class. A great example of what an attorney should be and I am very grateful for his help. I know I received the best possible outcome of a difficult case.
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Posted by Apolonio | October 23, 2014
Great prestigious lawyer to defend your case
Because of Dan's representation in my cases, my quality of life has significantly increased. He is an outstanding attorney that delivers great results. Dan is professional, skillful, and altruistic. He responds to any legal issue in a timely manner and takes on cases with profound knowledge of the justice system. He differs from other lawyers because he has a powerful will to help people. The outcomes Dan provided have completely transformed my life. I highly recommend Dans aid and representation.
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Posted by Al | October 14, 2014
Very Happy with Dan Gilleon and the Gilleon Law Firm
I was extremely pleased with Dan Gilleon and his associates at the Gilleon Law Firm. As a businessman for over three decades, I have used many different law firms. Dan is a very competent lawyer and I was impressed with his bold and confident attitude. I can guarantee you that the opposing counsel will not be walking all over Dan. He is tough but fair. Dan was very reasonable with his fees and never rung up needless work hours to run up his billable hours. He is one of the few attorneys that I have dealt with that really worked with me in trying to keep costs down. He advised against a few strategy suggestions I proposed telling me it would run up the fees and would have little chance of success. I appreciated him being straight forward with me. I would strongly recommend Dan and the Gilleon Law Firm.
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Posted by SM | October 14, 2014
Daniel Gilleon is the attorney you want to have on your side.
I was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD after an accident in 2010. As a professional medical provider I knew my happiness was taken away from me, and I would have to spend rest of my life in sever neurological pain which would affect every aspect of my life, my family, career and my future. CRPS is a difficult personal injury case to deal with. An experienced Attorney started working on my case. But unfortunately my case was going down. We had two mediations spent hours of negotiation but with no result. Dan Gilleon was recommended by one of my friend who was an attorney himself.. Dan Gilleon took over. The card flipped over just in a few days after he started working on my case. He worked on my case days and nights. Less than one month my case was settled to the amount that I could never imagine the defense party would offer. He was so kind, sincere, informative and understanding of pain and stress I was dealing with. anytime I have had question, I texted him, even if it was non-related to him and his profession, he texted me right back with an answer. That is so important for me how loyal he is to his clients even when their cases are over. Six month after my case settled, we lost one of our close family members in an aviation accident. Without ANY HASSITATION AND SECOND THOUGHT, I called Dan, He took over the case. I know we are in good hands of Dan Gilleon and our case will be taken care of the best way possible. After dealing with these unfortunate accidents in my life, I truly believe having an honest, caring, smart and hardworking attorney makes a huge difference in result of personal injury cases. You need to have somebody who truly fights for you. Dan Gilleon is the attorney who makes a big difference and you want to have him on your side. I truly appreciate Dan for his expertise, proficiency, knowledge and whatever he has done for me and my family. I highly recommend Gilleon law firm.
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Posted by Bill | October 14, 2014
Great Atty
I am a client of Dan. He did an outstanding job as my family's atty and was able to get a GREAT outcome in a difficult situation. In my opinion Dan is professional, passionate, dedicated and ethical. Highest recommendation
Posted by dawn | October 13, 2014
You need a Lawyer? This man is the ONE!
Daniel Gilleon was there for me when no one else would be. He helped take on a city and its mayor and landed me on top of the case. Thank you Daniel and your firm for taking on the tough challenges. You were always in my corner at all times.
Posted by Art | October 13, 2014
If you want experience, integrity and amazing results then Daniel Gilleon is it!
I was falsely accused of a serious allegation and Daniel was able to not only uncover the truth but he advised me on the best course of action to protect myself and my family. I would highly recommend him for virtually any legal need. His staff is friendly, patient and very knowledgeable in many areas. He has handled my situation with the utmost integrity and sensitivity. Thanks Dan!
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Posted by Kimberly | October 12, 2014
Excellent and Caring
Mr. Gilleon helped me to transfer jobs within the same company. He met with me and reviewed my case and determined that the first step was not legal in nature (no suit to file). Since he is passionate about the work that I do (public service), he decided that he would provide information and support. He accompanied me to a transfer meeting with my company and he checked in with me once the transfer was successful, all pro bono. He is caring, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I do not believe that my transfer would have been approved without his presence and support.
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Posted by Allison | October 12, 2014
The Best Attorney Daniel Mark Gilleon
I want to Thank You for doing a Great Job Represting me with my Discrimination case April 2014 .From Day 1 you was very Professional , Caring , Understanding . You got the job Done , You Did Not waste no time. I just love How you Handle Everything ,I'Am very pleased . I Felt real Fortunate when Everyone was telling me I have the Best Attorney out there ! And They was 100 percent correct That's A Fact I feel Privileged to have not only a lawyer who does a good job,but one who was able to give me a valuable piece of wisdom, tks for helping me love my self again.I'Am Forever Grateful You Are The Best Attorney that I ever Met.
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Posted by L. Davis | October 4, 2014
satisfaction guaranteed
As a twenty-eight year career employee I was​ medically separated due to an on​-​the​-​job injury which prevented me from physically returning to my position​ at work​. With the help of the Dan Gilleon Law ​Firm​,​ I was ​guided through an incredibly complex legal process which resulted in a settlement that will provide ​financial ​security ​for myself and family as I continue to rehabilitate​. Mr. Gilleon is a highly experienced,​ highly regarded,​ caring attorney​,​ with years of proven professional success​. With​out reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend the Dan Gilleon Law Firm for ​all of ​your personal injury ​legal ​needs.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Dan and his group helped me to feel comfortable, through a very difficult situation. I was prepared to drop my case at one point, but Dan's group guided me through and showed me that everything was going to work in our favor. I couldn't be happier with the results they achieved!
Posted by Lisa | October 10, 2014
Recommended that I get another attorney
A business acquaintance recommended Dan Gilleon to me. I met with him and agreed to sign a contract for a personal injury case involving a car accident. In my opinion, Mr. Gilleon's law firm seemed to lose interest in my case after the initial contract signing. My emails and calls weren't always returned in a timely manner and I felt that important details about the case were not always relayed properly to me. When a settlement offer did come in, it was low and Mr. Gilleon called me to say that my case would probably have to go to court. Inexplicably, I received a letter from him soon after that and the letter said that my files would be sent back to me and that I would need to find another lawyer. I did, and that lawyer settled my case to my satisfaction without ever going to court.
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Response from Daniel Gilleon October 13, 2014
Let me first say that I'm happy things worked out for Lisa after our relationship ended. This case stemmed from an accident in Big Bear. My wife and I knew Lisa from a business arrangement involving our cabin in Big Bear, and I agreed to assist her with this case. I used to defend auto cases for insurance companies, including the one here, and the two most important factors in our decisions to settle were 1) was the plaintiff a good witness and 2) was the plaintiff's attorney willing and able to try the case. When the insurance company sees a soft tissue case being handled by an attorney out of county, they will assume the attorney is not exactly relishing the thought of trying the case. Also, the added travel costs make trying a small case all the more financially infeasible. Lisa is a very nice lady. I wanted the insurance company to take her case seriously, which appears to have happened once she obtained an attorney located in Big Bear.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 500-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gilleon Law Firm
  • 2003 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Winet Patrick & Weaver
  • 1998 - 2003

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California, San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Davis v. G2
  • $480,000 settlement
  • Klehm v. Doe Driver
  • $650,000 settlement
  • Bigay v. Doe Doctor
  • $975,000 settlement
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Handle Cases with High Media Attention
  • Media and Law
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury Essentials: What Every PI Attorney Must Know
  • Personal Injury
  • 2013
  • Client Intake, Damages & Expert Witnesses – Do You Want to Take This Personal Injury Case?
  • Personal Injury
  • 2013
  • Wrongful Death: A Practical Approach
  • Wrongful Death
  • 2012
  • Personal Injury: Liability, Damages & Collectibility
  • Personal Injury
  • 2012
  • Personal Injury Basics
  • Personal Injury
  • 2012
  • Finding and Obtaining Electronic & Social Media Evidence at Trial
  • Evidence
  • 2011
  • Discovery and Evidence In the Era of Social Media
  • Evidence
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (34)
Endorse Daniel
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Dan is a great attorney and tough fighter. I strongly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gilleon is a highly experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well respected, hard working advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a skilled attorney, and a very well qualified practitioner. Were I to need an attorney, I'd sit down with him first."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer as one who is a specialist in their field and highly recommend."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Daniel Mark Gilleon. He is experienced, skilled, and an asset to the legal profession. He has earned respect from his clients and colleagues in the legal field."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very good attorney with good knowledge of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a savvy, unrelenting litigator who will not back down from anybody. He is the kind of attorney you want on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure to work with Dan Gilleon on several cases in the past. Dan is an excellent lawyer. His clients are fortunate to have an attorney with such great skill, knowledge and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Other
"This Attorney is a well respected member of the legal industry, they go above and beyond to fight for their clients and I highly recommend them for legal counsel."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan and I have worked on a difficult sexual assault civil case and he was not only very knowledgeable but professional with the clients and opposing counsel in a very sensitive case."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Daniel Gilleon. Helps individuals on Avvo who are asking for assistance by providing thoughtful legal answers. He is an asset to the legal industry."
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