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John H. Gilliam

is a Lawyer in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos, TX

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Areas of Law


  • Estate, Trust and Probate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Entertainment Law
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law

Contact Information

Currently Employed At John H. Gilliam Law Office
302 W. Martin Luther King Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666

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2.9 out of 5

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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1991, Montana (inactive) and U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 2005, Texas; 2006, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
EducationRocky Mountain College, B.A.; University of Montana, J.D.
Additional Bio DetailsJohn H. Gilliam 512.535.3089
John H. Gilliam Law Office
302 West Martin Luther King Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
jgilliam1@austin.rr.com

Summary of Legal Experience

Solo Practitioner, John H. Gilliam Law Office
General Practice
Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate and Personal Injury
Emphasis on legal analysis and persuasive writing
San Marcos, Texas
2013 to date

Managing Attorney, David K. Sergi & Associates, P.C.
Litigation, Office Management
San Marcos, Texas
2010 to 2013

Solo Practitioner, John H. Gilliam Law Office
General Practice
Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate and Personal Injury
Emphasis on legal analysis and persuasive writing
San Marcos, Texas
2007 to 2010

Senior Counsel, Moster & Wynne, P.C.
Business litigation, Corporate law, Wills, Trusts and Estates Employment Law, ERISA benefits denial
Austin, Texas
2005 to 2007

Managing Partner, Skjelset, Gilliam & Geer, P.L.L.P.
General practice with emphasis on Plaintiffs' civil litigation, Automobile Insurance and Personal Injury
Missoula, Montana
2000 to 2001

Managing Partner, Skjelset & Gilliam, P.L.L.P.
General practice with emphasis on Plaintiffs' civil litigation, Automobile Insurance and Personal Injury
Missoula, Montana
1997 to 2000

Associate Attorney, Skjelset Law Office
General practice with emphasis on Plaintiffs' civil litigation Missoula, Montana
1995 to 1997

Associate Attorney, Howard Toole Law Offices
General practice
Missoula, Montana
1993 to 1994

Staff Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney, P.C.
Insurance defense. One-year contract position
Great Falls, Montana
1991 to 1992

Legal Intern, Connell, Beers & Alterowitz
General practice
Missoula, Montana
1989 to 1991

Skills

Expert legal analysis and writing ability

Sixteen years? litigation experience. Extensive experience in appeals to the Montana Supreme Court and the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Recent experience in Texas trial and appellate (Court of Appeals, Third Circuit) courts and Federal trial and appellate (United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit) courts.

Superb organizational and management skills

As Managing Attorney for a San Marcos based South Central Texas general practice firm, was responsible for hiring and firing of associate attorneys and office staff, all docket control and litigation file management, for general oversight of the firm?s caseload and acts as lead counsel on all major litigation. As Senior Counsel for an Austin based South Central Texas general counsel firm, was responsible for all docketing and litigation file management in addition to managing entire litigation department. As Managing Partner for Western Montana plaintiffs? firm, was responsible for managing entire firm caseload as well as acting as co-counsel on all litigation. Primarily responsible for all phases of litigation, including but not limited to: gathering facts, formulating legal theories, drafting legal memoranda for use by trial courts, making, supporting and arguing motions, and preparing cases for all phases of trial and appeal. Extensive experience in case selection, client control, and workforce management. Hired and mentored associate attorneys, hired and supervised paralegals, legal interns and all office staff. Easy-going personal style, mixing high standards of excellence with humor in order to achieve effective personnel management.

Extensive background in client problem solving

General practice included civil and commercial litigation, business organizations, dispute resolution, real estate transactions and litigation, personal injury and estate planning. Career focus on resolving client problems using creative and cost-effective solutions.
Wide range of tech, database and research skills
Computerized Skjelset Law Offices in 1995. Computerized John H. Gilliam Law Office in 2007. Working knowledge of Word, WordPerfect, Abacus Law, Abacus Accounting, Amicus, TimeSlips, Westlaw, Lexis, ProDoc and many other legal applications. Working knowledge of Windows and Macintosh operating systems and applications. Extensive general programming and end-user computer experience.

Hands-on music industry experience

Performing singer/songwriter since 2001. Officer of performing arts nonprofit. ASCAP affiliated writer since 2001. Published songwriter.

Education

J.D.
University of Montana School of Law cum laude
1991
Advanced Trial Advocacy
University of Montana School of Law
1993
B.A. ? Music
Rocky Mountain College Billings, Montana
1980
Associates Degree
Computer Programming Helena Vo-Tec Helena, Montana
1983

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Montana Bar Association (inactive)

Other

Admitted to the United States
District Court, District
of Montana
1991

Admitted to the United States
District Court, Western District
of Texas
2006

Admitted to the United States
Court of Appeals for the
Fifth Circuit
2008

Austin Songwriters Group
Board member 2003 ? 2007
Cheatham Street Music Foundation
Officer since 2005
American Institute for Paralegal Studies
Instructor ? Torts

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