Brian P. Gilman

Chief Operating Officer
bgilman@smithdebnamlaw.com
919.250.2132

As Chief Operating Officer, Brian directs all financial and operational aspects of the firm. His overall responsibilities include management of finance and accounting, human resources, information systems, marketing, facilities support, and risk management functions. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, responsible for strategic planning and business development of the law firm. Brian has over 30 years of experience, including more than 15 years in legal management. He is a Certified Legal Manager, former President and Board Member of the Raleigh-Durham Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), and currently, serves as a Regional Representative for the International ALA. He has served the legal profession through his work with the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) Law Practice Management Council, assisting the NCBA’s groundbreaking efforts over the course of four years on the Transitioning Lawyers Commission. Brian uses his extensive management experience to advise the general business community through his involvement on the BB&T Payment Solutions Advisory Board and the Midtown Raleigh Alliance Board of Directors. In his free time, Brian enjoys leading a small community group from his church each week.

Education
  • B.S.B. - Accounting, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, 1982

Professional Affiliations
  • BB&T Payment Solutions Advisory Board Member, 2015 to present
  • North Carolina Bar Association - Transitioning Lawyers Commission, 2013 to present; Secretary Council Member, 2007-2011; Member 10th District Grievance Committee, 2005-2007
  • Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) - Region 2 Representative, 2016 to present; Financial Management Education Task Force, 2014; Regional Nominating Committee, 2014; President/Board Member, Raleigh-Durham Chapter, 2011/ 2009-2012
  • International Society of Primerus Law Firms - Member, 2009 to present
  • International Legal Technology Association – Member, 2005 to present
  • Midtown Raleigh Alliance, Board Member, 2017;
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce - Emerging Leaders Member, 2013
Certifications
  • Certified Legal Manager (CLM), 2010
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 1982
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