Robert J. Gilliland, Jr. is a partner of Guralnick, Gilliland & Knighten in Palm Desert, California where he has extensive experience in construction defect litigation, real estate law, homeowner association law and general business litigation. Gilliland has been named a 2011-2018 Super Lawyer, a distinction awarded to no more than five percent of attorneys in a state who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He is an "AV-Preeminent Rated" attorney with the highest ethical standards and legal skills as monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell. Gilliland is admitted to practice law in California and Colorado. He has been a member of the American Inns of Court, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Riverside County Bar Association and the Desert Bar Association. Gilliland also serves as a Board Member for the Palm Springs Air Museum as well as the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. He is a Board Member and Trustee of the Desert Bar Association. He is currently the acting Vice President for the Desert Bar Association. Gilliland was chosen as a 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2016 and 2017 "Top Lawyer" in Palm Springs Life Magazine and a 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 "Top Lawyer" in Inland Empire Magazine. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious City of Palm Desert Community Service Award. He also is retained as an expert witness as well as mediator in cases. Gilliland frequently handles media intense cases with high profile clients. His cases have been featured on "Animal Planet's" TV show "Infested II" and on the front page of The Los Angeles Times, The Desert Sun, The San Francisco Chronicle, the Sacramento Bee and the Daily Journal.
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA - BA
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR - JD