Ronald Lee Gilman

Hon. Ronald Lee Gilman
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Address: 540 Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse
100 E. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3988
Phone: (513) 564-7000
Fax: (513) 564-7097
Web site:

Position Bar Admissions Education
Honors Published Works Affiliations
Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Judge, since November 21, 2010

Appointed 1997 by William J. Clinton
Bar Admissions:
Tennessee, 1967
U.S. Supreme Court, 1971
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1973
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1967
Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967
Honors: cum laude

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1964
B.S., Bachelor of Science

Published Works:
"Agreements for Buying and Selling a Business.", The Practical Lawyer, Jan., 1977

"Annotated By-Laws for a Tennessee Corporation.", Tennessee Bar Journal, May, 1975

"Dishonesty Alone Does Not Deck a Fidelity Insurer.", Insurance Counsel Journal, Oct., 1984

"The Extension of the Privilege to Libel Without Actual Malice.", 3 Harvard Legal Commentary 169, 1966

"The Holographic Codicil.", Tennessee Bar Journal, May, 1986

"Mediation: Prime ADR Tool of the '90s.", Tennessee Bar Journal, March, 1994

"Medical Expert Testimony in Tennessee.", 34 Tennessee Law Review 572, 1967

"Non-Tax Aspects of Estate Planning.", 2 Memphis State University Law Review 41, 1971

"Planning for Disability.", The Practical Lawyer, March, 1989

"Pro Bono & You.", Tennessee Bar Journal, March/April, 1993

"Resolving Commercial Cases through Alternative Dispute Resolution.", 26 University of Memphis Law Review 1121, 1996

"Rookie Year on the Federal Bench.", 60 Ohio State Law Journal 1085, 1999

"Saving for College with a Clifford Trust.", The Practical Lawyer, June, 1979

"The Shifting Focus of Estate Planning from Death to Disability.", Tennessee Bar Journal, May/June, 1989

"Tangible Evidence in Tennessee.", Tennessee Bar Journal, May, 1986

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, University of Memphis School of Law, 1980 - 1997

Honors and Awards:
Eagle Scout Award, 1958

Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Legal Profession and the Community, 1981

Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White), Categories of Business Litigation, Corporate Law and Estate Planning, 1983 - 1997

Who's Who in American Law, Marquis

Who's Who in America, Marquis

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Law Institute, 1980 - Present

American Arbitration Association, 1988 - 1997
Commercial Arbitrator and Mediator

NASD Securities Arbitrator, 1993 - 1997

Dalkon Shield Referee, 1994 - 1997

Memphis Bar Association, 1987

Memphis Bar Association, 1974
President, Young Lawyers Division

Tennessee Bar Association, 1990 - 1991

Tennessee Bar Association, 1985 - 1987
Speaker, House of Delegates

Tennessee Bar Association, 1978 - 1979
President, Young Lawyers Conference

American Bar Association, 1990 - 1997
Member, House of Delegates

American Bar Association, 1997 - Present
Member, Judicial Division

American Judicature Society

American Bar Foundation

Tennessee Bar Foundation

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
Life Member

Memphis Bar Foundation

Past Employment Positions:
Private Adjudication Center, Dalkon Shield Referee, 1994 - 1997

National Association of Securities Dealers, Arbitrator and Mediator, 1993 - 1997

Tennessee Court of the Judiciary, Judge, 1979 - 1987

Farris, Mathews, Gilman, Branan & Hellen, P.L.C., Partner, 1967 - 1997

Birth Information:
1942, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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