Andrew R. Gillin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Orinda, CA

GJEL Accident Attorneys
 | 2 Theatre Square, Suite 230
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone: 925-253-5800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Andrew R. Gillin is a founding partner at GJEL Accident Attorneys, a highly regarded personal injury law firm with a 40-year and more than $600 million track record of success on behalf of injured plaintiffs in Northern California. Andy received his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He has written and lectured on personal injury topics, settlement strategies and trial practice for numerous organizations, including California Continuing Education of the Bar. Like other members of GJEL, Andy began his legal career as a public service attorney working for low-income people in need. He sees his long-time, private practice focus on personal injury as an extension of his commitment to that work.

Andy practices in both state and federal courts, and he is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the California Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of California. In addition to multiple inclusions in Northern California Super Lawyers listings, Andy holds an AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in the Best Lawyers in America publication.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Personal Injury - General (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About Andrew Gillin

Admitted: 1970, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, selected for Best Lawyers in America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1970
  • State of California, 1970
  • American Association for Justice
  • California Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Settlement Strategies in Civil Litigation, Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers Settlement Judiciary Conference
  • Handling Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death Cases, Alameda County Bar Association Barristers Club
  • Handling The Major Case: The First 100 Days, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Litigation, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Civil Litigation, Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Civil Litigation, Women Lawyers of Alameda County
  • Lecturer, Civil Litigation, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Civil Litigation, California State Bar Association Education Institute
  • Lecturer, Civil Litigation, California Continuing Education of the Bar
  • California Government Tort Liability Practice (Co-Author), Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Handling the Major Case: The First 100 Days, California Trial Lawyers Syllabus


  • GJEL Firm Profile

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, B. A.

Industry Groups

  • ACBA
  • ATLA
  • CTLA
  • Office Location for Andrew R. Gillin

    2 Theatre Square
    Suite 230
    Orinda, CA 94563

    Phone: 925-253-5800


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    Last Updated: 2/21/2017

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