Shawn D. Tillis

Top rated Employment Litigation attorney in Oakland, California

The Tillis Law Firm
Shawn D. Tillis
The Tillis Law Firm

Practice Areas: Employment Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in California since: 2003

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023
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The Tillis Law Firm

344 20th St
Suite 310
Oakland, CA 94612-3525 Visit website


Working from his legal firm The Tillis Law Firm’s office in Oakland, California, Shawn D. Tillis is a legal practitioner representing people who have been subjected to harassment and discrimination at their workplaces. He also focuses his practice on personal injury and helps victims of sexual abuse, medical malpractice and people who were abused by licensed professionals.

Licensed to practice law in The Golden State, since 2003, Mr. Tillis has represented numerous cases before both federal and state courts. Prior to establishing The Tillis Law Firm in June 2020, he worked in two different legal firms in various positions, including associate, senior associate and partner. His years of experience and knowledge acquired from various firms, combined with his ability to communicate with clients and listen to their stories, allow him to effectively explain their situations and circumstances to the judges and jurors in a convincing manner.

A 1993 graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Mr. Tillis earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and later obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Golden Gate University School of Law in 2001. He was honored with the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his excelling in the judicial decisions making class.

Mr. Tillis was a recipient of the prestigious Diana Richmond scholarship during his time as a law student and has since secured several accolades for his meritorious career in law. He was honored with the Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award and the Just the Beginning foundation’s Conference Award. In addition to this, he was also featured in The Bar Association of San Francisco’s 2017 Fall edition. 

Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, General Litigation, Health Care, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Assault, Brain Injury, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Informed Consent, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Retaliation, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Whistleblower, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

  • 40% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% General Litigation
  • 10% Health Care
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2003, California

Professional Webpage:

  • Recipient, California Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
  • Featured, The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Fall 2017 San Francisco Attorney magazine
  • Recipient, Minority Bar Coalition's Unity Award, 2016
  • Recipient, Diana Richmond Scholar
  • Recipient, Just the Beginning Foundation Conference Award
  • Recipient, CALI Award in Judicial Decisions Making
Educational Background:
  • U.C. Santa Cruz, Major: Economics, 1993
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • California, 2002
  • Executive Committee Board Member, First District Appellate Project (FDAP)
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (ACCTLA), Former President

Office location for Shawn D. Tillis

344 20th St
Suite 310
Oakland, CA 94612-3525

Phone: 510-628-6110


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023

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