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Jeffrey M. Tillotson

"I have been privileged to try cases across the table from many talented trial lawyers, but if I had to single one out it would be Jeff Tillotson. We tried a complex and tough case and I was amazed at what a naturally gifted trial lawyer he was throughout the trial. His instinct before a jury and his quiet confidence - no arrogance or condescension that might offend jurors - were truly impressive. On top of this, he was a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional throughout a relatively intense trial. I have since used a couple of things I saw him do in subsequent trials with success. No matter how many trials or appeals we might have, we can always learn from our colleagues." - Law 360

Few trial lawyers in the country have as much complex litigation experience as Jeff Tillotson. Even fewer have as much trial experience in complex multi-party cases. Over the past decade, Jeff has acted as lead lawyer in over a dozen major multi-party cases, brought in courts in nine different states, for clients such as: the nation’s largest consumer finance company; its third largest bank; its second largest credit card issuer; and forty of the nation’s leading industrial concerns. These cases involved all possible aspects of complex litigation involving multiple parties, competing venues, extensive discovery, complex strategy and intense media scrutiny. The cases were profiled everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to Nightline to CBS Evening News and People magazine.

Education

The University of Texas School of Law
Doctor of Law (J.D.), Litigation (1987)

Georgetown University
B.S.F.S., Foreign Services (1984)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Economics (1983)

Licensed to Practice
  • Texas (1987)
  • California (1988)
  • United States Courts of Appeal
    – Second Circuit
    – Third Circuit
    – Fifth Circuit
    – Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Courts
    – Northern District of Texas
    – Western District of Texas
    – Southern District of Texas
    – Eastern District of Texas
    – Northern District of California
    – Central District of California
    – Southern District of California
Professional Associations & Offices
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, Board of Trustees (as of May 2016)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (since 2016)
  • American Bar Association (ABA) (since 1995)