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.