Richard J. Tillery

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Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Decatur, GA

Gibbs Law Firm
 | 160 Clairemont Ave., Suite 360, Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 801-706-5890
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Family Law (30%)
Attorney Profile

Richard J. Tillery is a partner at Gibbs Law Firm. With a varied practice that encompasses several areas of the law, he provides astute and dedicated representation for his personal and business clients throughout the greater Atlanta metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts, Mr. Tillery is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

A forceful courtroom advocate for his clients, Mr. Tillery's litigation experience has included trade secret litigation, contract disputes, copyright and trademark infringement, and contested divorces and other family law matters. He has also provided representation to both employers and employees in matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and other wage and hour issues. His background in employment law also includes claims based on unlawful discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other forms of prohibited retaliation, and employment and noncompete agreements.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Tillery attended The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and he received a Bachelor of Science in economics in 2005 and a Bachelor of Arts in political science in the following year. His legal education came at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, and he received recognition for his pro bono service before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. Mr. Tillery's devotion to public service has taken many forms. In 2003, he served as a volunteer in Guatemala with Flying Doctors of America, and he has worked in Nepal with CHOICE Humanitarian, a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1983 with a goal to eliminate extreme poverty around the world. Mr. Tillery has been with his current firm for his entire career.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Business Litigation
  • 30%Family Law
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


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Rising Stars: 2019

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About Richard Tillery

Admitted: 2009, Georgia


  • Emory Law School Pro Bono Award
  • Eagle Scout -Boy Scouts of America

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia, 2009
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

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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160 Clairemont Ave., Suite 360
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: 801-706-5890

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Last Updated: 4/17/2019

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