Experienced Injury Attorneys with a Legacy of Results
Eric Gilliland Photo

Eric M. Gilliland

Associate
  • Profile
  • Practice Areas
  • Location Information
Bio

Eric M. Gilliland is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Workers Compensation Practice Groups. He represents people who suffer injuries at work and pursue claims under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. His litigation practice is focused on litigating general negligence and personal injury cases in both federal and state courts.

Eric received his J.D. from the College of William & Mary School of Law, where he was an L.A. Hale Scholar, and his B.A. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. While in law school, he was a SLIP intern at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division’s Federal Programs Branch. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Henry E. Hudson, Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia and to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Virginia. He was named Outstanding Advocate in the 2019 Hofstra Medical Legal Mock Trial Tournament.

Prior to law school, Eric served as a Counterintelligence Special Agent and paratrooper in the United States Army.

Eric enjoys spending time with his Rottweiler, Brutus, and his rescue cat.

Education

  • J.D., The College of William & Mary Law School, 2020
    • William & Mary Business Law Review, William & Mary National Trial Team Lead Tournament Counsel, William & Mary Leadership Institute, Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic, legal extern to the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.
  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia, Pending

Professional Associations

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • D.C. Trial Lawyers Association
Locations

WHY CHOOSE Us?

The Right Firm Makes a Difference
  • Compassionate Representation

    Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.

  • Committed to the Community

    Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through our extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within our industry.

  • Fearless Advocacy When You Need It

    Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial in order to maximize the recovery that our clients desperately need and rightfully deserve.

  • Respected within the Legal Field

    Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.

  • At the Forefront of Major Litigation

    Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.

  • A Long Legacy of Successful Results

    Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.

Tell Us About Your Case

Your Consultation is Free
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.