400 Travis St., Suite 1700, Shreveport, LA 71101
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Phone: 318-221-4196
Fax: 318-221-3705

Mark Gilliam is a partner in the firm and is also a Certified Public Accountant. His practice areas include business and commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, railroad defense, nursing home, and medical malpractice defense and insurance defense. He has extensive litigation experience in Corporate and Commercial matters as well as nursing home and malpractice defense, and defense of personal injury cases. He also has handled a large number of corporate transactional matters. He is a member of the Shreveport, Louisiana State, and Federal Fifth Circuit Bar Associations, the Society of Louisiana CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and is a master in the Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz American Inn of Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Railroad law
  • Civil litigation
  • Corporate law
  • Commercial law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Labor and employment


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. – 1981
  • University of Arkansas
    • B.S. – 1978

Representative Cases

  • Cooley v. Gamble Guest Care Corp. 2006 WL 1329995, (La.App. 2 Cir. 2006)
  • McFann v. Southwestern Power Elec. Company/AEP, 916 So.2d 1277, (La.App. 2 Cir. 2005)
  • Greenhead Gun Club, L.L.C. v. City of Shreveport, 914 So.2d, (La.App. 2 Cir. 2005)
  • Trans-Serve, Inc. v. U.S., 2004 WL 1157412, (W.D.La. 2004)
  • Harris v. Gamble Guest Care Corp., 84 Fed.Appx. 459, (5th Cir. (La.) 2004)
  • Edward T. Grappe, Jr. v. Kansas City Southern Railway Co., 71 Fed.Appx. 302 (5th Cir. (La.) 2003)
  • Trans-Serve, Inc., v. U.S., 2003 WL 23269560, (W.D. La. 2003)
  • Bailey v. Parish of Caddo, 716 So.2d 523, (La.App. 2 Cir. 1998)
  • Huard v. Shreveport Pirates, Inc., 147 F.3d 406 (5th Cir.(La.) 1998)
  • Procell v. Williamette Industries, Inc., 710 So.2d 267, (La.App. 3 Cir. 1998)
  • Gauthier v. Kansas City Southern R. Co., 682 So.2d 993, (La.App. 3 Cir. 1996)
  • Coldwell Banker J. Wesley Dowling and Associates, Inc. v. City Bank and Trust of Shreveport, 634 So.2d 959 (La.App. 2 Cir. 1994); Brown v. Blue Grass Liquor Co., 632 So.2d 904, (La.App. 2 Cir. 1994)
  • Matter of Steve D. Thompson Trucking, Inc., 989 F.2d. 1424, (5th Cir. (La.) 1993)
  • Coldwell Banker J. Wesley Dowling & Associates, Inc. v. City Bank & Trust of Shreveport, 602 So.2d 1051, (La.App. 2 Cir. 1992)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Shreveport Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, Sections on: Corporate and Business Law; Fidelity, Surety and Construction Law; Health Law; Insurance; Tort
  • Fifth Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Harry V. Booth and Judge Henry A. Politz Chapter, American Inns of Court, Senior Master
  • Defense Research Institute