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the jury box


NEWS: elite appellate lawyer, Anne Johnson, joins as name partner


Tillotson, Johnson & Patton is a boutique of trial and appellate lawyers who focus exclusively on commercial litigation and on general business suits.

Though the firm handles a broad range of litigation matters, all clients share a related concern and a common goal: how to explain the complex and technical issues of their industry — and the issues in dispute — to jurors who are not familiar with the industry or business; and how to craft persuasive and compelling arguments in language that is easily understood and digested by the jurors. This is the main skill that Tillotson Law and its lawyers bring their clients.

We are best known for joining lawsuits midstream or when retained counsel realize they need to enlist the help of sophisticated local trial counsel. Though we take cases midstream, we are most effective when hired at the beginning or before a lawsuit is filed. Our experience in the courtroom on both the plaintiff and defendant sides of the aisle gives us an advantage during the discovery process. We take deposition testimony and conduct document review with a complete understanding of how to use the information at trial. This allows us to tailor an effective strategy for discovery and avoid unnecessary expenditure of time and our clients’ money. Of course, not all lawsuits go to trial. Experience has taught us that when the opposition is convinced we are prepared to go to trial and have the knowledge and experience to win, that helps us negotiate attractive settlements.

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Trial Experience and Representative Cases

Lead trial counsel to Nationstar in 2019

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Lead trial lawyer and chief architect of the strategy leading to AT&T’s victory against the FTC in 2018.

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Sole counsel to insurer suing Yahoo for breach of contract regarding the NCAA billion dollar prize bracket lawsuit in which he successfully obtained judgement for his client in 2017.

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