Danielle Gilliland


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Danielle Gilliland is a successful commercial litigator with both civil and criminal litigation experience. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants across numerous forums, including the state and federal appellate levels. Danielle’s curiosity and determination set her apart from others because these attributes allow her to better understand her clients and to find unique approaches to their problems. Danielle’s creative approach is both anticipatory and effective in finding ways to help her clients during litigation. She regularly makes use of the wide and varied options presented by conflict resolution mechanisms such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Should an impasse fail to resolve the case, Danielle is a determined and zealous advocate employing creative problem solving, strategic litigation frameworks, and dogged persistence to achieve the most desirable outcomes for her clients. Her ability to effectively litigate and explore ways to resolve her clients’ conflicts has allowed Danielle to regularly achieve both highly effective and efficient outcomes for her clients.

In addition to her commercial litigation experience, Danielle has significant experience in litigating cases involving systemic financial fraud matters, brought under state unfair competition and deceptive trade practices laws, such as California Business and Profession’s Code §§17200 and 17500, complex real estate transactions and health care fraud.

Danielle volunteers with the Alameda Multi-Cultural Center’s Community Garden Initiative growing fresh food for the Alameda Community Food Bank. She also mentors emerging tech entrepreneurs, on professional development, through the MLK Jr. Center at Sacramento State University.

Practice Areas

    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability
    • Trucking/Transportation
    • Habitability
    • Spinal Injuries
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Animal Attack/Dog Bite
    • Nursing Home Litigation
    • Vaping Injuries


    • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California
      • J.D. – 2013
    • University of Arizona Honors College
      • B.A. – 2008
      • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

    • California

Current Employment Position

    • Attorney