Telephone: (619) 878-1580

The Gilliland Firm was founded by San Diego attorney Douglas S. Gilliland. Mr. Gilliland has been practicing law throughout the state of California since 1991. He is an attorney with a dynamic practice that includes high profile criminal defense cases, civil rights cases and multi-million dollar jury verdicts.

Mr. Gilliland is a member of the Best Lawyers in America which is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. He is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a Life Member in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America, and a member of the peer nominated and reviewed Super Lawyers.

Mr. Gilliland has successfully defended murder cases and won jury verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars in each of the four largest counties in the state of California. He has collected over 15 million dollars in settlements since 2010. Mr. Gilliland has tried high profile criminal cases ranging from drug trafficking and sales, to first degree murder. He has appeared on Good Morning America and his cases have been covered internationally by the BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Telemundo and nationally by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and by most all local print and television news agencies.

“Doug has been my lawyer for almost twenty years.  I would, and do, refer my friends and family to Doug and his law firm.”

Noah Tafolla

Award winning KPBS documentary videographer and producer of Wonderland and Dining out with Noah.

“Doug is the best lawyer that I have ever hired.  I’m glad to call him my friend.”

Kevin Mitchell

1986 World Series Champion, 1989 National League Most Valuable Player and two time MLB All-Star.

“Saved my life.”

Tommy “Gipsy” Quinn

Founder of the Laughing Devils motorcycle club and Discovery Channel’s reality television personality in The Devil’s Ride.