“There is nothing more rewarding than taking dead aim at people who try to take advantage of others. I make sure equity is administered and justice is served.”
Voted outstanding trial attorney, Dan Gilleon has earned a reputation as one of San Diego’s most influential attorneys by winning high-profile legal battles, difficult cases and taking on industry giants in the interest of his clients.
While his notorious cases, including the trial of former Padres player Brian Giles, have received significant media coverage, Gilleon, a founding partner of Gilleon Law Firm, provides the same persistence and attention to all of his clients. He has put together an award-winning team of investigators and experts in the field to help obtain the maximum legal compensation possible for all of his clients.
Gilleon, who has represented eight out of 11 victims in the case against former San Diego police officer Anthony Arevalos, represents everyone from business executives to the everyday person. His experience representing large companies, including State Farm, Progressive and Farmers Insurance, has resulted in successful actions against large institutions for his clients, including Fortune 500 companies, such as Sempra Energy and San Diego Gas & Electric.
Dedicated to the protection of the rights of his clients, Gilleon specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, employment law, business litigation and civil rights. He is often called on as a legal analyst and commentator by ABC, NBC, CBS and the Fox Network, where many of his cases have received expansive coverage.
Gilleon earned his law degree from California Western School of Law, where he received a scholastic scholarship and was awarded a Juris Doctorate degree with Law Review and Cum Laude honors. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, San Diego after serving in the United States Navy, where he worked on a nuclear submarine.
Gilleon, who received the prestigious Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award in 2009 from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, is committed to his community. He is a member of the San Diego Bar Association’s Children at Risk Committee. He provides free consultation and guidance to prisoners open to reform through the prison ministry program. He also teaches continuing education courses to attorneys on a variety of legal subjects. Married with six children, Gilleon is a sponsor and coach for his children’s T-ball teams and a sponsor of a San Diego-Tijuana children’s soccer team.