Gillian Williston


Virginia Beach
Business Phone: 757.687.7517
Business Fax: 757.687.7510


Gillian Williston is an attorney in the firm’s Financial Services Litigation practice, whose focus includes the representation of clients in consumer law, business disputes, and commercial litigation.

Prior to joining Troutman Sanders, Gillian spent a number of years litigating at large firms in the District of Columbia where her practice included commercial litigation, antitrust, patent litigation, and trade secret misappropriation matters.

Gillian graduated cum laude from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law where she was the Executive Editor of Volume 54 of the Catholic University Law Review. She also served as a teaching assistant for the first year legal writing Lawyering Skills Program.


  • Tossing its Hat in the Ring: With Summerlin v. Stewart, the Ninth Circuit Exposes the Harmful Ambiguity Caused by Ring v. Arizona, 53 Cath. U. L. Rev. 1091 (2004).


  • Catholic University of America, J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • Georgetown University, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions

  • 2011 Virginia
  • 2005 Florida

Court Admissions

  • 2017 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • 2009 U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • 2017 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia