Raman Gill, Lawyer

Raman Gill

Lawyer

Areas of Focus:

State • Juvenile • Criminal Defense

Phone: (512) 381-9955

Fax: (512) 381-9955

Email: rgill@sg-llp.com

Raman Gill’s ability to bring empathy to her cases makes her an incredible asset in the courtroom. Raman began her career as an assistant public defender in Dallas, where she built an impressive 8-0 record in jury trial.

As an attorney at the non-profit organization Texas Appleseed, she was the lead advocate in establishing the nation’s first mental health public defender’s office. Raman is now a private attorney at Sumpter and Gonzalez who is fueled by a commitment to social justice and bringing fair outcomes to people of low income. By telling a genuine, compelling story about her clients in court — who they are, where they come from — she’s able to see success, which positively affects her clients and the community alike.

At the end of the day, you do what you have to, and you do what it takes to represent your client well
  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (B.A. in PLAN II with honors and with special honors in English, 1991)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of California
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Lead Advocate in establishing nation’s first mental health public defender’s office
  • President of the Board of the Texas Fair Defense Project
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2008.
  • Law Clerk to Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, Northern District of Texas, 2000-2001
  • Briefing Attorney for Judge Lawrence Meyers, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1995-1997
  • Finalist and recipient of the Albert Podell Award for Best Oralist in the Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition, 1994-1995
  • Finalist, Best Oralist in Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition, 1995
  • June 2010 – What To Do When, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
  • June 2010 – What To Do When, American YouthWorks
  • December 2009- What To Do When, Private Reception
  • October 2008 – What To Do When, Private Reception
  • October 2008 – Think Backwards: A Guide to Turning the Criminal Justice System on Its Head and Slow Down: Working with Clients with Mental Illness at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Associations Continuing Legal Education Conference entitled “Representing Mentally Impaired Clients”
  • 2002 – Co-author, Texas Fair Defense Act Implementation, Report No. 1, Quality of Initial County Plans Governing Indigent Defense in Adult Criminal Cases
  • 2005 – Primary author, first edition, Mental Illness, Your Client and the Criminal Law, a Handbook for Attorneys Who Represent Persons with Mental Illness
  • 2002 – Co-author, Editorial, Dallas Morning News, Jails cope poorly with the mentally ill
  • 2002 – Co-author, Editorial, Dallas Morning News, Texas takes significant step in indigent defense
  • 2003 – Author, Editorial, Dallas Morning News, A drugged defendant can’t participate in defense