Duane H. Gillman

Duane H. Gillman joined Durham Jones & Pinegar in October 2005 and has practiced in the areas of business and personal reorganization, bankruptcy litigation, creditors' rights, and trustee and receiver representation for twenty-five years. Mr. Gillman has distributed over $80 million to creditors and other parties in interest as a trustee in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 cases.

Mr. Gillman has represented the prevailing party in over 60 published opinions. He maintains an "AV" rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. Mr. Gillman is the chair of the Firm's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Section.


University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law - J.D. (1980)

University of Utah - M.S., Mathematics (1975)

University of Utah - B.S., Mathematics (1971)

Admitted to Practice

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Utah

Prior Professional Experience

  • Shareholder, McDowell & Gillman, PC (1988-2005)
  • Partner, Boulden & Gillman (1982-1987)

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Teacher, Life Skills Program at Salt Lake County Jail
  • Member, Ethics & Discipline Committee, Supreme Court of Utah 
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Founding Trustee, Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers’ Forum
  • Named in Best Lawyers in America®, Mountain States Super Lawyers, and Utah Business magazine’s “Legal Elite”
  • Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees for Utah (1981–present)   
  • Chapter 12 Trustee, District of Utah (1997–present)


  • Contributing author, Wiley Bankruptcy Law Update

Representative Cases/Deals

  • Gladwell v. Reinheart (In re Reinhart) 267 P.2d 895 (Utah 2011)
  • In re Flamingo 55, Inc. 646 F.3d 1253 (9th Cir. 2011) 
  • Gillman v. Ford (In re Ford), 492 F.3d 1148 (10th Cir. 2007)   
  • Bailey v. Big Sky Motors (In re Ogden), 314 F.3d 1190 (10th Cir. 2002)
  • Golfland Entm’t Ctrs. v. Peak Inv. (In re BCD Corp.), 119 F.3d 852 (10th Cir. 1997)  
  • Gillman v. Scientific Research Prods. (In re Mama D’Angelo), 55 F.3d 552 (10th Cir. 1995) 
  • In re R. Eric Peterson Constr. Co., 951 F.2d 1175 (10th Cir. 1991)
  • Flygare v. Boulden, 709 F.2d 1344 (10th Cir. 1983)