Harry “Gil” Gillam, Jr.
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.