Robert Gilliland, Jr


Robert J. Gilliland, Jr., is a senior partner of Guralnick & Gilliland, LLP in Palm Desert, California. Mr. Gilliland has upwards of 30 years of experience in construction defect litigation, real estate law, homeowner association law and general business litigation. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College and his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. He is admitted to practice law in California and Colorado. Mr. Gilliland is an “AV- Preeminent Rated” attorney by Martindale_Hubbell. He is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and is also a Trustee of the Desert Bar Association (“DBA”). He is the immediate Past President of the DBA having been elected by the Judges and Attorneys throughout the Coachella Valley to serve as President for the 2019 term. Mr. Gilliland has been recognized amongst Los Angeles Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” each year since 2011. He has been listed by Palm Springs Life Magazine as one of its “Top Lawyers” from 2011 through 2020 and has also been listed amongst Inland Empire Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” each year since 2011. Mr. Gilliland was awarded the City of Palm Desert’s “Community Service Award” in 2012 for his outstanding pro bono legal service to the community. During the course of Mr. Gilliland’s legal career, he has handled many high-profile cases and has obtained multi-million-dollar jury verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements on behalf of his clients. His cases have been featured on Animal Planet’s TV program, “Infested II” and on the front pages of the Los Angeles Times, The Desert Sun, The San Francisco Chronical, The Sacramento Bee and the Daily Journal. Additionally, Mr. Gilliland has served as a mediator and as an expert witness in HOA, construction defect and real estate cases. When he is not working, Mr. Gilliland is a husband and father of two, with both children in college. When he has free time, Mr. Gilliland also enjoys snow skiing, hiking and fly-fishing.

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