Everett Gillison is deputy mayor for public safety for the Ciy of Philadelphia where he oversees the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments, Prisons, Office of Emergency Management, and Mayor’s Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders. He also serves as Mayor Nutter’s chief of staff. Prior, Gillison was assistant defender for the Defender Association of Philadelphia and a member of the Special Defense and Homicide Unit.
Gillison is a native Philadelphian. He grew up in West Philadelphia and graduated from University City High School. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Syracuse College of Law. He served as a social worker at the Defenders Association of Philadelphia from 1977 to 1982. Gillison frequently lectures on trial tactics at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute as well as Temple University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Barristers Association of Philadelphia.