Gillin offered legal insight and answered live questions in “Car Accident 101” presentation

SAN FRANCISCO (July 27, 2010) —Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis & Larsen (GJEL Accident Attorneys) Managing Partner Andy Gillin was recently invited by Avvo, a free, comprehensive legal website for consumers and lawyers, to host a live webinar “Car Accident 101,” to offer legal insight to drivers and passengers involved in vehicular accidents.

Gillin, a frequent contributor to Avvo, was chosen to host the webinar largely because of his active participation in the site’s question-and-answer forum, one of the world’s largest.

“By engaging with Avvo users and answering questions in our Q&A forum, Andy Gillin has become a great resource for people seeking legal information online,” said Avvo’s Public Relations and Social Media Manager Megan Olendorf. “We were pleased when Andy agreed to host an Avvo 101 webinar on the first steps drivers should take after a car accident, and look forward to working with him again in the future. His experience and willingness to provide guidance are exactly what people are looking for when they come to our site.”

Gillin is a veteran of numerous bar associations’ continuing education series, where he lectures and advises other attorneys on strategy in catastrophic injury cases, but ‘Car Accident 101’ was Gillin’s first presentation for consumers and plaintiffs. His webinar detailed the first steps a driver should take after an auto accident.

Gillin was immediately supportive of Avvo’s mission to boost communication in the legal community. “The internet has opened up new opportunities for lawyers to connect with prospective clients, but also to interact with people in need of informal legal advice,” said Gillin. “The consumer education programs run by Avvo help everyone become familiar with navigating the confusing and complex world of law.”

Gillin is ranked among the best of Avvo’s 202,000 rated lawyers nationwide, earning a 10.0–the highest possible “Superb” ranking–which takes into account the quality of his endorsements by peers and clients.

In addition to answering questions on the Avvo Q&A forum, Gillin frequently responds to inquiries about car accidents and insurance issues on the firm’s Facebook page at GJEL Accident Attorneys has also developed an Auto Accident Checklist available as a free download at