At Gilde Law Firm, we prides ourselves on positive client feedback and results-driven success.
Wrongful Death Civil Rights VERDICT
After 3 Weeks in Trial on Behalf of a Single Plaintiff
Attorney Bradford Gilde was lead trial counsel in a 3-week trial against a police officer and Harris County for the wrongful death and constitutional rights violations of Jamail Amron. Attorney Gilde, the only attorney for Plaintiff, single-handedly presented and cross examined 23 witnesses at trial before the jury returned a verdict of $11,005,000. This tragic incident happened in 2010, and after being rejected by half a dozen prominent law firms in Houston, the Amron family turned to Gilde Law Firm. Attorney Gilde filed suit in 2012 and fought against obstructionist discovery tactics, motions for summary judgment, appeals, and delay. Finally, after beating qualified immunity and other legal hurdles, the family was allowed to go to trial, and the verdict was reached in 2017. Then, the County appealed … again. Finally, in 2021, the case settled for $4,750,000 – the largest settlement in Harris County for a civil rights claim. The case was subject to a 45% contingency fee by contract with the clients – applied first; case expenses were 3% of the settlement amount – applied to clients’ recovery; and remainder to clients. This case demonstrates the stamina and tenacity of Gilde Law Firm – willing to go the distance no matter how big the opponent and no matter how long the fight.
18-Wheeler TBI SETTLEMENT After 3 Weeks in Trial
on Behalf of a Single Plaintiff
Attorney Bradford Gilde was lead trial counsel in a 3-week trial against a defendant driver, his dispatcher, and a leasing truck company. Attorney Gilde single-handedly presented and cross examined 24 witnesses at trial before settling 2 hours before Closing Arguments at the client’s request. This tragic incident happened in 2017, was tried in 2019, and the client was able to move on with his life with a significant recovery. The case was subject to a 40% contingency fee by contract with the client – applied first; case expenses were 5% of the settlement amount – applied to client’s recovery; and remainder to client. This case demonstrates Attorney Gilde’s ability to take on the big fight against multiple opponents at the same time and against one of the best defense trial lawyers in the State of Texas.
Mesothelioma VERDICT After 2 Weeks in Trial
on Behalf of a Single Plaintiff
Attorney Bradford Gilde was co-lead trial counsel in a 2-week trial against an asbestos defendant in Philadelphia, PA in 2008 on behalf of two adult children for the loss of their father. This was Attorney Gilde’s first trial where he presented the plaintiffs and damages witnesses responsible for the verdict amount. The case was subsequently settled for an undisclosed, confidential amount post-verdict. The case was subject to a 40% contingency fee by contract with the clients – applied first; case expenses were less than 5% of the settlement amount – applied to clients’ recovery; and remainder to clients. This case demonstrates Attorney Gilde’s ability to argue for loss of consortium damages on behalf of a 30’s-something and 40’s-something son and daughter for the loss of their father.
Fracking Personal Injury VERDICT After 3 Weeks in Trial
on Behalf of a Family of 3
Attorney Bradford Gilde was co-lead trial counsel in a 3-week trial against a fracking defendant where Attorney Gilde opened, presented every direct examination, cross examined an expert, and gave closing arguments before the jury returned its verdict for $2,925,000. The case was subsequently appealed and reversed. Prior to trial, Attorney Gilde settled against a number of other natural gas defendants for an undisclosed, confidential amounts. The case was subject to a 40% contingency fee by contract with the clients – applied first; case expenses were less than 5% of the settlement amount – applied to clients’ recovery; and remainder to clients. This case was Attorney Gilde’s biggest fight – taking on the natural gas industry and demonstrates his ability to take on the big defendants and take on a litigation where none existed before.
Defective Product Personal Injury SETTLEMENT
on Behalf of a Single Plaintiff
Attorney Bradford Gilde was lead trial counsel in a defective rifle case resulting in significant personal injury to Plaintiff. Plaintiff purchased a 50 cal. Rifle at a gun meet, went to a firing range, loaded the weapon, pulled the trigger, and the rifle’s bolt exploded backwards impaling Plaintiff in the shoulder. Suit was brought against the manufacturer, the seller, and the firing range. Ultimately, the case settled for close to policy limits. The case was subject to a 40% contingency fee by contract with the client – applied first; case expenses were less than 3% of the settlement amount – applied to client’s recovery; and remainder to client. This case represents Attorney Gilde’s investigative skills where he bought an exemplar gun and was able to recreate the mechanism of injury that demonstrated the design and manufacturing defect of this deadly weapon.
Mass Tort Personal Injury SETTLEMENT
on Behalf of 5,000 Clients
Attorney Bradford Gilde was lead trial counsel and personally filed the consolidated lawsuits, as attorney-in-charge, on behalf of 5,000 plaintiffs in state court in California. This case was a mass tort involving women who suffered personal injuries stemming from a permanent female sterilization device that was later pulled from the market. Attorney Gilde filed the cases; lead a team of attorneys and staff in the case vetting, qualifying, filing, discovery, and case work-up; presented plaintiffs for deposition; took expert witness depositions; argued pretrial motions; negotiated; and was instrumental in the settlement of this landmark litigation on behalf of another law firm. The case was subject to a 40% contingency fee by contract with the clients – applied first; case expenses were less than 1% of the settlement amount – applied to clients’ recovery; an 8% common benefit fee was ordered by the court; and remainder to clients, which individual recovery amount was based on a settlement matrix dictated by injury type and other factual and legal issues. This case represents Attorney Gilde’s ability to control large amounts of data and strategize and organize same in the prosecution of an entire docket of cases.
… and more. Trial Lawyer Bradford Gilde has handled and has verdicts, settlements, and has assisted in recoveries from the five-digit (greater than $10,000) range all the way to the nine-digit (greater than $100,000,000) range in almost every practice area in Plaintiff’s civil trial law, including:
- Laptop Burn Injury against Panasonic;
- Trip & Fall Premises Liability Injury against Papas Bros. BBQ;
- Revenge Porn Injury against an individual;
- Rifle Defect Injury against Vulcan Arms;
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injury involving every major insurer;
- Tire Defect Death against Continental Tires;
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Theft of Trade Secrets against a corporation;
- Breach of Contract against a commercial contractor;
- Sexual Assault Injury against an individual;
- Dog Bite Injury against a Pitbull owner;
- Asbestos Products Liability Death against product manufacturers, suppliers, premises owners, etc.;
- Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident Injury against deriver’s employer;
- Train Collision with a Bus resulting in Deaths and Injuries to Passengers;
- Plant Explosion Burn Injury against a refinery;
- Mass Tort Injuries against TVM manufacturers, female sterilization device manufacturer, cancer-causing weed killer manufacturer; and
The practice of law is a service profession, and we are here to serve you. What clients say about us and about our work matters. At Gilde Law Firm, we seek to change the stereotypes of law one case at a time.
Client testimonial in response to verdict and in response to a question from a friend, “Are your attorneys any good?” – on behalf of R.P. and L.P.
“My lawyers, [Gilde Law Firm], kick [butt].”
Client testimonial in response to litigating a motor vehicle accident case on behalf of Client J. M.
“Brad Gilde and his team did a great job working on my case. I was involved in a major traffic accident, in which I fractured most of the bones in my face and received sever brain trauma, when the driver of the other car hit me and my friends directly from behind. The company and insurance agency that worked for them at first tried to claim that we had cut in front of them and they had minimal blame for the accident, Brad proved that to be incorrect, however, based on the way the accident had occurred and point of impact. Even after that, however, the insurance company only wanted to pay a small portion that wouldn’t have even covered the more than 100,000 dollars’ worth of medical expenses I had incurred on emergency services and rehab, but Brad and his team worked tirelessly to get what they thought was a fair pay for the damage that I had suffered. At the end of the day, they were able to secure for me a [significant, confidential] settlement from the responsible party. I am very grateful to everybody who worked on my case and helped me get a fair settlement. Thank you all very much.”
Client testimonial in response to taking the corporate representative deposition of a worldwide conglomerate on behalf of Client J.H.
“Brad [Gilde] is kicking [butt] in this deposition!!! He has this guy on the ropes!”
Client testimonial in response to litigating a motor vehicle accident case on behalf of Client A. E. M.
“After being violently struck by a county vehicle, I struggled for months to get a meaningful response from the county, with no results. When I went to Mr. Gilde for help, I was immediately confident that my case was in good hands. He fought the battles that I didn’t know how to fight, and I was finally able to repair my car and pay off my medical bills. I recommend Mr. Gilde to my friends every chance I get.”
Client testimonial in response to legal drafting prepared, filed, and litigated on behalf of Client R.P.
“Hey, I heard the good news from [my spouse]. That’s fantastic!!!!!!!!! Actually, I read the whole thing yesterday and was blown away. From my point of view (a layman), they [(the defendants)] didn’t hold a chance…. Wow, that was some read. I haven’t been involved with many legal papers and such, I don’t think I’ve seen anything argued that well, so clean cut and to the point. What also blew me away were all the dr.’s credentials … talk about some experts!!!!! They’re incredible!! Thanks so much for all that ya’ll are doing. Talk to you soon.”
Client testimonial in response to litigating and resolving a premises liability case on behalf of Client E.H.
“[Gilde Law Firm] did a great job on our case. [Mrs. H] and I couldn’t be happier with how hard you worked to resolve this case for our family. Seeing you fight for us at mediation made me feel proud to call you my lawyers.”
Client testimonial in response to legal drafting prepared and filed on behalf of Client J.H.
“Read your most recent 2 filings! Liked to have floored me! Great job! Can’t wait to see you go after the corporate rep depo[sition] some more!”
Client testimonial in response to resolving a products liability case on behalf of Client L.V.
“Wow, my mom is so happy with the job you guys did. Thanks so much for everything!”
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