H. Stephen Gillman

H. Stephen Gillman

Partner since 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee

Mr. Gillman joined the firm in 2003, became an associate in 2005,  and became a partner of the firm in 2017. Mr. Gillman was born in Alexandria, Virginia, on April 13, 1980. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee (B.A. Political Science, 2002, Summa Cum Laude) and The University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D., 2005, Cum Laude) where he concentrated in the school's Advocacy and Dispute Resolution program. Mr. Gillman was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2005 and has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. He is a member of the Knoxville Bar Association where he serves on its Membership Committee and he is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. In the community, Mr. Gillman served as instructor for the Farragut High School Mock Trial team between 2008 and 2012 and is proud to serve as an advisor to the Career and Technical Services Department for Lenoir City High School.  Mr. Gillman has also contributed to the Knoxville Bar Association magazine "Dicta" and has taught numerous attorney Continuing Legal Education seminars ranging from topics such as "Advanced Personal Injury" to "Legal Ethics." Mr. Gillman has also contributed as a guest legal expert on WBIR 10 News Weekend on Saturday mornings and has been a commentator on Newstalk 98.7. Mr. Gillman was proud to be selected to the 2015 and 2016 mid-south Super Lawyers Rising Stars list which is peer nominated.

Mr. Gillman's areas of practice include representing individuals in damages cases involving personal injury, family law and domestic relations, preparation of wills and probate and estate litigation.  In addition to these general practice areas, Mr. Gillman has extensive experience in assisting clients with detainer and ejectment actions, encroachment and property disputes, and helping small business owners establish their existence, drafting and interpreting contracts, and formulating internal governing documents, partnership agreements, leases, and other documentation necessary to conduct business on a daily basis with emphasis on individual need. Mr. Gillman has assisted numerous individuals and small businesses against insurance companies in obtaining successful results in fire and theft loss claims and has represented numerous clients in litigation under the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act.  Mr. Gillman represents a number of locally owned businesses and individuals in all forms of litigation and representation.

Mr. Gillman is married to the former Katie Thompson of Knoxville, Tennessee and makes his home in West Knoxville with Katie and his daughter Evie, where he has lived the majority of his life.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2003

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Wills and Estates/Probate Practice
  • Criminal Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Residential and Commercial Detainer/Ejectment Actions
  • General Business Formation and Litigation
  • Tennessee Consumer Protection Act Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2005


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - 2005
    • Honors: Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Program
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2002
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Contributor, Dicta, Knoxville Bar Association

Representative Clients

  • Chambers v. Semmer, 197 S.W.3d 730 (Tenn. 2006)


  • Instructor, Farragut High School Mock Trial Team, 2008 - 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Stars List, 2015 - 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Advisor to the Career and Technical Services Department, Lenoir City High School


  • Tau Kappa Epsilon