Eric D. Gilman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Tacoma, WA

Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP
 | 1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2100
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-620-6500
Fax: 253-620-6565
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Eric D. Gilman is a partner with the law firm of Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP, which has offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. A highly rated trial lawyer, Mr. Gilman devotes his practice to representing the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients in a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters, including business, employment, real estate and other complex, high-stakes disputes.

Active in a number of professional legal organizations, Mr. Gilman is the current president of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation, a board member of hte Washington Campaign for Equal Justice, and co-chair for the Pierce County Law Firm Campaign. He is also a member of the Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court and serves on the organizations Executive Committee. Mr. Gilman provides pro bono legal counsel through Tacoma-Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services, and he supports first-year law students through his involvement with the University of Washington School of Law 1L Mentor Program.

Eric and his wife, Kristin, have run a marathon together, completed a three-day mountain-pass bike ride, and love hiking with their dog, Potato. They recently welcomed their first child to the world and are loving being new parents.  

 
Practice Areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (60%)
Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Business Litigation (20%)

Employment Litigation (60%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Civil Litigation (20%)

Business Litigation (20%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

Rising Stars: 2012 - 2019

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About Eric Gilman

Admitted: 2009, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://pview.findlaw.com/view/4301319_1

Honors/Awards:

  • Named "40 Under Forty" in the South Sound by The Business Examiner (2016)
  • Named "Rising Star" in litigation by Washington Super Lawyers (2012-17)
  • Order of the Barristers (2009)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Inns of Court (Hon. Robert J. Bryan, Ch. XXV), Member
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Member
  • Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington, Member
  • Washington State Courts, Member
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Member
  • Pierce County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • University of Washington School of Law 1L Mentor Program (2010 to present)
  • President, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation (2016, 2017) (Board Member since 2014)
  • Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services (2009 to present)
  • Board Member, Campaign for Equal Justice for the Legal Foundation of Washington (2016 to present)
  • Co-Chair, Pierce County Law Firm Campaign for Equal Justice (2016, 2017)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, “The Visual Trial and Today’s Technology” | Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute at Seattle University School of Law (June 2014; June 2015)
  • Author, “3 Rules for Organizing Your ‘Paper-on-Demand Office” | Pierce County Lawyer (May/June 2015 ed.)
  • Speaker, “iPad in Trial” | Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Potpourri CLE (Dec. 6, 2014)
  • Co-author, “Rule 37: Failure to Make Discovery: Sanctions” | WSBA Civil Procedure Deskbook (3d ed. 2014)
  • Speaker, “Tablet Computers in Practice” | Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Technology CLE (May 10, 2013)
  • Presenter, “Lawyers Can’t Be Luddites” | American Inns of Court (Hon. Robert J. Bryan, Ch. XXV) (Apr. 15, 2013)
  • Speaker, “Technology in Practice” | Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Potpourri CLE (Dec. 8, 2012)
  • Speaker, “A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Effectively Presenting Visual Evidence at Trial” | ABA GP Fall Meeting (Oct. 10, 2012)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Jackson v. Tate, 648 F.3d 729 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Jumamil v. Lakeside Casino, LLC, 179 Wn. App. 665, 319 P.3d 868 (2014) 
  • Perryman v. Fitts Industries, Inc., No. 12-2-08111-1 (Pierce Cnty. Sup. Ct. 2013)
  • Alonso v. Qwest Communications Co., LLC, 178 Wn. App. 734, 315 P.3d 610 (2013)
  • Belo Management Services, Inc. v. Click! Network, 184 Wn. App. 649, 343 P.3d 370 (2014) 

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of Washington-Seattle, 2006, Majors: Law, Societies & Justice; Political Science
Office Location for Eric D. Gilman

1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2100
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: 253-620-6500

Fax: 253-620-6565

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Last Updated: 2/7/2019

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