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Attorney Profiles

A. Craig Eiland

CEiland@eilandlaw.com

 

Craig Eiland grew up in a farming and ranching family in west Texas and is an accomplished and respected trial lawyer, who has represented clients

throughout the U.S. -- as well as internationally.  In addition, he has over 20 years of experience in the Texas House of Representatives.  During his tenure as an elected official, he served as Chairman of the Pensions and Investments Committee and Vice Chairman of the Insurance and Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committees.  He was also a member of the Business and Industry; Appropriations; and State, Federal and International Relations Committees.

 

As a personal injury advocate, Mr. Eiland has represented clients injured while working offshore or in the petrochemical industry, traveling in a car or truck, or from ingesting a defective drug.  He is dedicated to his clients and is not intimidated by the large Fortune 500 companies that he holds accountable for their negligence. He can represent you as a sole practitioner or partner with a law firm that needs a successful trial litigator.

 

In his practice of civil and commercial litigation, Craig Eiland also handles cases that involve maritime and admiralty issues, breach of fiduciary duty and insurance claim disputes.  While he prepares all of his cases for trial, he also handles cases in arbitration to resolve all types of legal matters. 

 

 

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, New York

 

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas J.D. - 1987

  • Baylor University Bachelor Degree in Business Administration - 1984

 

Honors and Awards

  • “Preeminent” rating “Highest Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence”

      by National Rating Firm, Martindale Hubbell

  • Prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (less than 1% of attorneys in America)

  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum --- by Million Dollar Advocates Forum, LLC

  • 2015 Best Lawyers in Texas ---  by U.S. News & World Report LP, by

    Woodward/White, Inc

  • 2015 Best Lawyers in America --- by U.S. News & World Report LP, by

    Woodward/White, Inc

  • 2015 U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms --- by U.S. News & World Report LP, by

    Woodward/White, Inc

  • 2015 Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America - by Law Dragon

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas State Representatives, Member, 1995 - 2015

  • Past President National Conference of Insurance Legislators

  • Member, Texas and New York State Bars  and Federal Courts across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Bonnin

DBonnin@eilandlaw.com

David was born and raised in Galveston, Texas.  After graduating from Texas Tech University in 1999 with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology, he moved to Houston and worked in the national effort to sequence the human genome at Baylor College of Medicine’s Human Genome Sequencing Center. 

 

David left the sequencing center to attend University of Houston Law Center,

where he participated in mock trial, was an editor for the Houston Journal of

Health Law and Policy, clerked for a small firm and a district judge, and

published the original article “The Need for Increased Oversight of

Genetic Testing:  A Detailed Look at the Genetic Testing Process.”

 

After graduating from law school, David joined a defense firm that specialized

in trying pharmaceutical-based lawsuits to verdict.  He spent the first part of

his career developing successful trial tactics and witnesses for over a dozen

pharmaceutical trials, including multi-plaintiff cases and death cases in

Federal Courts around the country. 

 

Now David is taking his skills to the fight on behalf of individuals who have

been harmed.  He is currently serving on national leadership committees for

Plaintiffs in two mass tort actions involving pharmaceuticals.  He has extensive

expertise in recruiting and developing expert witnesses, trial strategy

development, direct and cross examination, and simplifying complex concepts

into easy to understand, persuasive stories.

Areas of Practice

  • Pharmaceutical Litigation

  • Medical Device Litigation

  • Mass Torts

  • Class Actions

  • Personal Injury

 

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

 

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2004

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

 

Education

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas

  • J.D. -  2004

 

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

  • Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Minor:  Biochemistry

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, 2014

Patrick H. Gurski

pgurski@eilandlaw.com

Patrick was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. After graduating from Lamar University in 2004, Patrick moved to Austin where he served as a Journal Clerk in the Texas House of Representatives during the 79th Regular Session. He then served as Chief of Staff to State Rep. Dwayne Bohac of Houston during the 79th Special Sessions and the 80th Regular Session.

 

While attending South Texas College of Law in Houston, Patrick interned for the Eiland Law Firm helping to manage the firm’s Vaginal Mesh MDL cases as well as other commercial and personal injury cases. During law school, Patrick was mobilized and deployed with the Texas Army National Guard to Afghanistan where he served as an advisor to the Afghanistan Uniformed Police.

After passing the bar, Patrick moved to Victoria, TX where he served as a misdemeanor and felony prosecutor for the Victoria County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. Patrick left the DA’s office there to join the law firm of Walker Keeling LLP focusing primarily on insurance and civil defense as well as some criminal defense. In 2017, Patrick moved back to Galveston where he again worked as a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office trying all types of cases from DWI’s to Murder and handling the office’s Human Trafficking caseload. Since becoming an attorney in 2015, Patrick has been the lead attorney or assisted in the trial of more than 50 criminal cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.

 

The Law Offices of Eiland and Bonnin are able to handle all ranges of adult and juvenile criminal cases. Whether you are charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Assault, Possession of a Controlled Substance, or any other crime, our offices can handle any kind of criminal matter you have in front of you.

Patrick also works on several of the firm’s Mass Tort cases as well as handling the firm’s general civil litigation. Patrick is experienced in all forms of litigation including breaches of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, and first and third-party insurance claims.

 

 

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

  • United States Southern District of Texas


Education

  • Lamar University, 2004

  • South Texas College of Law, 2014


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Phi Delta Phi, Legal Honors Society

  • Texas Bar College

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • National Guard Association of Texas, Life Member