Josh Tillman

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Brentwood, Tennessee

Cook Tillman Law Group
Josh Tillman
Cook Tillman Law Group

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Tennessee since: 2013

Education: George Mason University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

Cook Tillman Law Group

5141 Virginia Way
Suite 220
Brentwood, TN 37027 Visit website


Josh Tillman is a partner at the firm Cook Tillman Law Group, which has its offices in Brentwood, Tennessee. The types of cases he takes on include estate planning, probate administration, probate litigation, wills and trusts, and corporate and business matters. He serves clients throughout Middle Tennessee.

Mr. Tillman's focus as an estate planner is on helping customers keep their wealth safe for future generations. In addition to estate planning matters, he counsels the owners of privately held companies on questions of business succession and corporate governance. He is a strong advocate for his clients and ensures that they are fully informed at all times.

With a bachelor’s degree in international studies, Mr. Tillman graduated from Miami University. He went on to pursue his legal studies at the George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2013. While in law school, he served as a law clerk at the Office of Minority Counsel of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules & Administration.

In 2013, Mr. Tillman passed the bar exam and received authorization to practice law in Tennessee. In addition, he is board-certified as an estate planning specialist by the Tennessee Board of Certification and Specialization. He is certified by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils as an Accredited Estate Planner and an Estate Planning Law Specialist.

Prior to joining Cook Tillman Law Group, Mr. Tillman was the assistant general counsel at the Tennessee Department of Revenue, where he helped with legal matters such as regulation and collection of tobacco taxes, management of special tax financing districts, and registration and titling of automobiles. He now uses his tax knowledge to advise individuals and families on how to minimize their federal tax liability while still fulfilling their estate and trust planning goals.

Mr. Tillman is actively involved with the legal community and holds membership in the Estate Planning Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. He has a “Good” rating on Avvo for his notable legal services.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Contracts, Estate Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Living Wills, Partnership, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

  • 70% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 30% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 2013, Tennessee

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, Member
  • Tennessee, 2013
  • Super Lawyers List, Super Lawyer, 2021 - 2022
Educational Background:
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A., Major: International Studies, 1998

Office location for Josh Tillman

5141 Virginia Way
Suite 220
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: 615-913-5241


1 Year Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

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