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Richard J. Tillery

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Decatur, GA

Gibbs Tillery, LLC
201 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 470-305-1154
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed in Georgia Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, Business/Corporate, Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard J. Tillery is a partner of Gibbs Tillery, LLC, law firm in Decatur, Georgia. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 12 years of total legal experience, Mr. Tillery delivers unmatched counsel and support to a broad range of clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Family law and divorce
  • Child custody and support
  • Post-divorce modifications and enforcements
  • Business law
  • Business disputes and litigation
  • Intellectual property and trademarks
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Equitable caregiver rights
  • Guardianships
  • Mediation

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Tillery has successfully handled a diverse range of legal matters, from family issues to helping entrepreneurs start their own businesses with an eye on future success. Along with his trial and transactional experience, he has also handled several appeals, and he has gained a reputation for doing all he can to help his clients achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Following high school, Mr. Tillery lived in Israel for almost five years, and he served with the Israeli Defense Forces' 50th Airborne Infantry Brigade. He also taught drama and Hebrew to school-aged children while volunteering with various humanitarian missions. He is also an Eagle Scout.

Mr. Tillery graduated from The University of Utah with degrees in economics and political science. He then attended Emory University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2009. He is admitted to practice before the Superior Courts of the State of Georgia and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia as well as before the Georgia Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 20%Intellectual Property
  • 10%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Family Law
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Copyrights, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019

About Richard J. Tillery

First Admitted: 2009, Georgia

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2014
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2010
  • Georgia, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2012


  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star”
  • Emory Law School Pro Bono Award
  • Eagle Scout -Boy Scouts of America

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Guatemala - Flying Doctors of America, 2003
  • Peru - Chasqui Humanitarian Org. of the Andes, 1999
  • Solomon Islands Help a Friend Foundation, 2010
  • Mali - Ouelessebougou Utah Alliance, 1997
  • Nepal Choice Humanitarian, 2012
  • Bolivia - Chasqui Humanitarian Org. of the Andes, 2001
  • Mali - Ouelessebougou Utah Alliance, 1995

Educational Background

  • University of Utah, B.S., Major: Economics, 2005
  • University of Utah, B.A., Major: Political Science, 2006
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Office Location for Richard J. Tillery

201 Swanton Way
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: 470-305-1154

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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