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Andrew Ronald Gillin

also known as Andy Gillin

About me

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his law degree from the University of Chicago. "We love to fight for the little guy," Andy says of his firm GJEL Accident Attorneys. Each of the firm's partners started their careers in public service, and while their cases have gotten larger and more complex along the way, that hasn't changed the firm's focus. GJEL clients don't pay a penny unless they win. 


Plaintiff Magazine profiled Andy in its April 2010 edition, naming GJEL Accident Attorneys "one of the area's top civil litigation firms." The firm was also featured on the cover of San Francisco Magazine's "Best Lawyers in America" August 2009 edition. With over $600 million in verdicts and settlements, the firm is on every short list of top plaintiff's auto accident and personal injury firms in California. 


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 100%
    35 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Fulvio Antonio Picerno

    Andy Gillin is an experienced and competent personal injury attorney. He is resourceful, compassionate and gives true meaning to the word “personal” in the practice of personal injury law.


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  • Tatiana Kadetskaya

    Excellent attorney. Highly recommended.


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Contact info

GJEL Accident Attorneys

97 South Second Street
Suite 100
San Jose, CA, 95113


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2008
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2007
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2006
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersState Bar of CaliforniaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGJEL Accident Attorneys1971 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
San Francisco Patent & Trademark Law AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Northern California chapter)MemberN/A
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Alameda County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
California Lawyer MagazineThe First 100 Days2010
California Trial Lawyers SyllabusHandling the Major Case: The First 100 Days1993
California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)California Government Tort Liability Practice1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers AssociationSettlement Strategies in Civil Litigation1994
Barristers ClubHandling Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Cases1993
California Trial Lawyers AssociationHandling The Major Case: The First 100 Days1993
Association of Business Trial Lawyers Settlement Judiciary ConferenceSettlement Judiciary Conference1993
Women Lawyers of Alameda CountyCivil LitigationN/A
California Trial Lawyers AssociationCivil LitigationN/A
California State Bar Association Education InstituteCivil LitigationN/A
California Continuing Education of the BarCivil LitigationN/A
Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers AssociationCivil LitigationN/A