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Douglas T. Gilman

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Pearland, TX

Practice Areas:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
  • Jones Act
  • Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)
  • Death On The High Seas Act (DOHSA)
  • General Maritime Law
  • Commercial Trucking Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Exposure (Chemical/Toxic)
  • Personal Injury
  • Mariner License Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Employment Law


Mr.Gilman is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas (since May 2005), and the Southern Federal District of Texas (since October 2005). Mr. Gilman holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University in 1996. He also possesses a United States Coast Guard Merchant Marine Officer’s License (Third Mate, Unlimited Tonnage). After graduating from Texas A&M, Mr. Gilman worked on the waterfront in the Port of Houston, where he served as in-house Port Captain and Stevedore Superintendent for Gulf Stream Marine, Inc., one of the largest break-bulk general cargo stevedores in the Gulf Coast Region. Mr. Gilman resigned from Gulf Stream to attend law school (Fall 2000), and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2004.


South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas:

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence – 2004

Texas A&M University:

  • Bachelor of Science – 1996
  • Honors: USCG-MMO (Unlimited Tonnage)
  • Major: Marine Transportation

Bar Admissions:

  • Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005


  • Phi Delta Phi – The International Legal Fraternity
  • Super Lawyers: 2019
  • Rising Stars: 2014

Representative Cases:

  • Ponce v. M/V ALTAIR, 493 F. Supp.2d 880 (S.D. Tex. 2007)
  • In re Shippers Stevedoring Co., 274 S.W.3d 840 (Tex.App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2008, pet. denied)

Past & Present Professional Associations:

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • International Propeller Club
  • Mariners Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute