Insurance Coverage and Litigation Solutions

Practice Areas

Transportation Law
Toxic Tort Litigation

Catastrophic Injury and           wrongful death

Mass Tort Litigation
Product Liability
Business Litigation

Education

Southern Methodist University, B.A., cum laude, 1982
B.B.A., cum laude, 1982

Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship
Barristers Award, the outstanding student in the class

Order of Barristers Award for outstanding achievement in oral advocacy

National Moot Court Finalist 

Journal of Air Law and Commerce Notes and Commerce Editor

Bar and Court Admissions

State Bar of Georgia

State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Recognitions

Martindale Hubbell AV rated

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers, 2004-2012

Named by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of Georgia's "Legal Elite", 2007-2010

National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel

James E. Gilson

Shareholder

jgilson@gilsonathans.com
Phone: (770) 512-0300
Fax: (770) 512-0070

980 Hammond Drive, 
Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30328

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Experience

Jim Gilson's trial practice includes product liability, toxic torts, wrongful death and other catastrophic personal injury cases, as well as commercial and contract disputes. He has extensive experience trying high-exposure tort cases and defending mass tort litigation claims. Mr. Gilson's experience includes numerous successful trial results in both state and federal courts in Georgia and Texas. Additionally, he has represented clients in cases filed in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland and Arkansas. Mr. Gilson has spoken at several national legal seminars.

Mr. Gilson began his trial practice with a large Dallas, Texas law firm, concentrating in commercial litigation. He then returned to his home state of Georgia where he co- founded the firm in 1990.