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Douglas Scott Gilliland

Civil rights Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    34%
    Mr. Gilliland has successfully handled civil rights cases in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties, including section 1983, Bivens, Unruh Act, assault and battery, prosecutorial misconduct, excessive force, false arrest and numerous cases against the private security guard services.

  2. Criminal defense
    33%
    Mr. Gilliland's first criminal case was a first degree murder case and his last criminal trial was a first degree murder case. Mr. Gilliland has also developed one of the largest DUI practices in San Diego County. Mr. Gilliland has handled criminal cases involving drug trafficking, sexual abuse, rape, murder and assault. In 2005, he received a not guilty verdict in the United States District Court of the Southern District of California on a 21 count indictment.

  3. Personal injury
    33%
    Representing clients in serious personal injury cases. Mr. Gilliland has verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000 in each of the four largest counties in the state of California (Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and San Francisco. Cases include automobile accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, slip and fall, assault and battery, sexual battery, child molestation, premises liability, security guard liability, wrongful death, brain injury and burn cases.

Mr. Gilliland graduated from the University of Washington in 1985 with a BA in English. He attended the University of Oregon School of Law where is served as an assistant and associate editor on the Oregon Law Review and teaching assistant in Torts. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1990 with his Juris Doctorate (law degree). Mr. Gilliland was then accepted into the Master of Laws program at the University of San Diego School of Law. He graduated from the Univeristy of San Diego in 1991 with an L.LM degree (Master of Laws). He passed the California Bar Exam and was admitted to practice before all courts of the state of California and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California that same year.

Mr. Gilliland has a trial practice with an emphais on civil rights, criminal defense and personal injury. He has a settement or veridict in excess of $1,000, in each of the four largest counties in the state of Califonria (Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and San Francisco).

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Location

The Gilliland Firm
402 W Broadway Ste 1760
San Diego, CA, 92101-8546

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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fantastic Job.......
His team did a superb job. We could not have asked for a better outcome. The Gilliland team went well above and beyond to get the best possible outcome in a difficult situation. The attention given by Mr. Gilliland from the moment we talked on the phone to the end of the case is commendable.
Posted by Jennifer | June 10, 2015
Trust him to get things done
Doug has been a personal injury attorney in San Diego for almost 25 years. He has obtained some amazing jury verdicts in personal injury cases. He is a skilled and dedicated trial lawyers.
Posted by Jennifer Wagner | June 10, 2015
DUI Lawyer who cares
I met Doug through the charitable work he does in San Diego. Being in the same profession, I have come to admire the dedication and care he has for his clients. I am always happy to personally recommend friends, co-workers, and family to Doug because I know they will be in competent hands.
Posted by Augie | June 5, 2015
A man of his word
I worked as an independent contractor with Mr. Gilliland on a federal personal injury case. I was greatly impressed how he guided the client and took the time and effort to ensure the client clearly understood each step of the process. For good or bad he kept his word and did not keep anything from the client. The client would express to me the confidence he had in his attorneys. It is for this that I was very honored to have worked with him.
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Posted by Augie | June 5, 2015
Compassionate and understanding
I worked with Mr. Gilliland as an independent contractor on a DUI case with special circumstances. I was greatly impressed by his compassion and understanding for the client. The client needed special attention and was very well tended to. It made for a smooth process through a very difficult event.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • The Gilliland Firm
  • 1993 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Edwards, White & Sooy
  • 1991 - 1993

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law.
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1991
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Norris v. Wells Fargo Guard Service
  • Jury verdict of $1,600,000.00 including $1,000,000.00 in punitive damages
  • Davis v. Davis
  • 12 million dollar settlement
  • USA v. York
  • Not guilty on all 21 counts.
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Panel on the Practice of Law
  • Law Practice
  • 2016
  • Thomas Jefferson American Inn of Court
  • Oral Advocay
  • 2015
  • Panel on the Practice of Law
  • Law Practice
  • 2015
  • Thomas Jefferson American Inn of Court
  • Moot Court
  • 2014
  • Thomas Jefferson American Inn of Court
  • Oral Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Panel on the Practice of Law
  • Law Practice
  • 2014
  • Thomas Jefferson American Inn of Court
  • Moot Court
  • 2013
  • Thomas Jefferson American Inn of Court
  • Oral Advocacy
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Douglas is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug is a phenomenal attorney, dedicated to his clients and their family. That's what great about Doug; he represents not only the client but makes sure the family is involved and included. He's passionate and always wanting to learn more. I am blessed to call him a colleague and friend."
Civil rights Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Doug is a caring and compassionate attorney who truly believes in his clients. He gives personal attention to all his clients and gets excellent results."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug is a wonderful lawyer with extensive experience. I refer cases to him and he works incredibly hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gilliland is an extremely intelligent and caring lawyer. He works hard to do a great job for his clients, and it shows in the results he obtains."
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San Diego Civil rights Lawyer Douglas Scott Gilliland
Douglas Scott Gilliland
Civil rights Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 32 years