Few 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. For example, over the past few years alone, Jeff has been the 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 40 of the nation's leading industrial concerns. These cases involved all possible aspects of complex litigation -- multiple parties, competing venues, extensive discovery, complex strategy and intense media scrutiny. The cases were profiled in publications like The Wall Street Journal and People Magazine as well as in television media like Nightline and CBS Evening News. Jeff's experience with reputation management in the media has helped cultivate victory for his clients.
Jeff has successfully handled numerous cases on appeal. Over the past few years, he argued cases before the Second, Fifth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as the Texas Court of Appeals for Dallas, Eastland, Tyler and Corpus Christi.
Jeff has been acknowledged by his peers for excellence in the courtroom. Some of these accolades include:
Honored as a "Leader in His Field" in Chambers & Partners 2010 USA Guide to Leading Lawyers - General Commercial Litigation (Texas)
Texas Super Lawyers, Law & Politics magazine (as seen in Texas Monthly)
The Advocates: Litigators You Don't Want to Face in Court, D CEO Magazine 2008
Defense Win of the Month, National Law Journal 2002
Defense Win of the Year, National Law Journal 2002
40 Outstanding Texas Lawyers Under 40, Texas Lawyer 2001
A native Texan, Jeff was born in San Antonio, Texas. His forebears settled in Texas generations ago, and his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Jose Antonio Navarro, was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, a drafter of the Texas Constitution, one of the first elected to the Texas Congress and later its Senate and the namesake for Navarro County in East Texas.