Derek Gilliland focuses on trying cases. While he oversees the firm’s intellectual property litigation
practice, Derek handles all types of civil lawsuits including personal injury, products liability, and breach
In 2013, Derek was co-lead trial counsel for the team that obtained a $95,795,507 verdict in federal court in
Tacoma, Washington for Syntrix Biosystems. This is the largest patent infringement verdict in the State of
Washington and was the 20th largest verdict in the United States during 2013 according to ALM. The verdict was
settled on appeal for $70,000,000.
Derek has successfully argued before the Texas Supreme Court on behalf of a personal injury plaintiff in the
case of Daughters of Charity Health Services of Waco v. Linnstaedter, 226 S.W.3d 409 (Tex. 2007).
Derek is a frequent seminar speaker for the Texas State Bar, AIPLA, and other professional organizations.
Baylor University School of Law (J.D. 1998), magna cum laude
Texas A&M University (B.S.M.E. 1993), magna cum laude
Bar Admissions and Registrations
State of Texas; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Texas;
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; The United States Court of Appeals for the
Federal and Fifth Circuits
Registered Patent Attorney with United States Patent & Trademark Office
“Mr. Gilliland did such an amazing job with my car wreck case. He was very good at keeping me informed with
every update. I will happily use him again.” – FORMER CLIENT
To know more about our Longview personal injury attorney or to speak with him in-person, contact Sorey,
Gilliland & Hull, LLP at (903) 207-5526 and schedule a free consultation.
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