Tillman is a Partner at Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. His practice includes a diverse array of appellate litigation matters at all levels. He has represented companies, organizations, individuals, and foreign, state, and local governments before the United States Supreme Court, every federal court of appeals, and several state courts, such as the Supreme Court of Virginia, the California Courts of Appeal, and the Illinois Courts of Appeal.
He is also an adjunct professor of law at William and Mary Law School, where he directs the Appellate & Supreme Court Clinic. Tillman's appellate successes have spanned the country, from the Supreme Court of the United States to each of the federal courts of appeals to several state supreme courts. His work has also led to numerous honors. This year, he was named to Savoy Magazine's Most Influential Black Lawyers in America, an honorary member of the Order of the Barristers, a Washington, D.C. SuperLawyer, and a member of Virginia's Legal Elite. He also became the youngest fellow ever—and first under 40—in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
In addition to his appellate practice, Tillman is a thought leader in his field, speaking on appellate and related topics in front of various audiences. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he argued, and won, his first appeal as a third-year student in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a case that presented an employment law issue of first impression.
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University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., University of Virginia
U.S. Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
State Bar of Washington, D.C.
State Bar of Virginia
State Bar of California
State Bar of Illinois
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court, Barrister
National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, Board of Directors