JAMES R. GILLIS ESQ. & HALLEY GILLIS HARRIS ESQ.
James R. Gillis ("Jim") has been practicing law for over 30 years and provides clients not only with an extensive understanding of the law, but also compassion for the emotional turmoil often accompanying the legal process. Jim leans heavily on his background in philosophy and psychology when counseling clients through difficult and complex legal matters. In domestic relations cases, he often strives to have clients undergo marriage counseling because of his deep understanding of the toll divorce can have on families, especially on children. Jim knows that, with so many marriages today ending in divorce, counseling can be an important step in either the reconciliation of the parties or the amicable dissolution of the marriage. However, when reconciliation is beyond reach, Jim has extensive trial experience and is a knowledgeable attorney who provides strong representation in the litigation process.
Jim's business philosophy is simple and effective: work toward a fair settlement but be prepared to go to trial if necessary. He believes that the lawyers are the only ones who benefit from lengthily and protracted litigation. He encourages his clients to reach a fair agreement without a trial, thereby saving each side invaluable time and money. However, there are times when, regardless of how much you try to settle, some cases end up going to trial. That is why you need an attorney who can negotiate a good settlement and who also knows how to handle himself in a courtroom. Even more importantly, you need an attorney who knows when it is time to discontinue the settlement negotiations and gear up for trial. Jim Gillis is that attorney.
Jim Gillis assists clients with a variety of legal matters, including, but not limited to, family law, divorce, child custody, personal injury, criminal law and probate law. In addition to the countless clients he has served over the past years, Jim has also served as a court-appointed guardian ad litem representing minors and incompetents and as a court-appointed Daily Master, Special Master and mediator.
Contact: James R. Gillis, Esq. or Halley Gillis Harris 2301 Morris Avenue Avenue Suite 104 Birmingham, AL 35203 Office: 205.250.7250 Fax: 205.250.0199 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: "These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."