James Gilman

James A. Gilman

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Methodist Healthcare System

About James Gilman

James Gilman has practiced law for 23 years, always at the confluence of medicine and law. He has been general counsel for Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio Ltd. LLP since 2008. Before joining the Methodist System, he served in a variety of legal and executive roles within the health care industry.

Gilman is a frequent lecturer for physician and health care associations. He taught for seven years as an adjunct professor in the Trinity University master's of healthcare administration-executive program and has served on the boards of several health care institutions as well as those of community organizations. He is one of about 50 attorneys board certified in health law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was selected by his peers to serve on that board's Health Law Exam Commission.

Gillman earned his law degree from the University of Texas; his undergraduate degree is from the University of Dallas.

Areas of Expertise

  • Hospital and medical staff relationships
  • Corporate governance
  • Fraud and abuse and self-referral prohibitions
  • Health care transactions and health care reform
  • Electronic privacy and security
  • Telemedicine


BA - Political Philosophy
University of Dallas

University of Texas School of Law


  • Board certified, health law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 


Member, Texas Bar Association, Health Law Section
Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Member, Association of Corporate Counsel