Jeffrey M. Tillotson

Top rated business litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Tillotson, Johnson & Patton
Jeffrey M. Tillotson
Tillotson, Johnson & Patton

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Class action & mass torts, Civil litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1987

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2023

Tillotson, Johnson & Patton

1807 Ross Avenue
Suite 325
Dallas, TX 75201 Visit website


Attorney Jeffrey M. Tillotson is the founder and partner of Tillotson Law Firm in Dallas, Texas. Widely regarded as one of the top lawyers in his region, Mr. Tillotson provides exceptional counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Noncompete agreements
  • Trade secrets
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Business contracts

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Tillotson has achieved remarkable success securing favorable outcomes for his clients in highly complex litigation, and he has served as counsel in numerous multiparty cases in various jurisdictions across the country. Many of these cases incurred intense media scrutiny and were featured on a variety of news outlets, including the CBS Evening News and The Wall Street Journal.

Honored for his remarkable professionalism and service, Mr. Tillotson has earned designation as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer from Benchmark Litigation as well as designation as one of the Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth. He has also received many other accolades and endorsements from his peers along with numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1983 graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Mr. Tillotson received his Bachelor of Science in foreign service from Georgetown University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law in 1987. He holds his license to practice in Texas and California, and he is admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Texas and California.

Mr. Tillotson is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations, and he serves on the board of trustees for Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Practice areas

Business litigation, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, Civil litigation: defense, General litigation

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Litigation

  • 40% Business litigation
  • 30% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
  • 20% Civil litigation: defense
  • 10% General litigation

First Admitted: 1987, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, Board of Trustees (as of May 2016)
  • American Bar Association (ABA) (since 1995)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) (since 2016)
  • Texas, 1987
  • United States District Courts, Northern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of California, Central District of California, Southern District of California
  • United States Courts of Appeal, Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Ninth Circuit
  • California, 1988
Educational Background:
  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., Foreign Services, 1984
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Economics, 1983
  • "Texas Super Lawyers", Law & Politics magazine (as seen in Texas Monthly), 2003-2010
  • Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2007
  • "40 Outstanding Texas Lawyers Under 40", Texas Lawyer, 2001
  • The Advocates: Litigators You Don't Want to Face in Court, D CEO Magazine, 2008
  • Defense Win of the Month, National Law Journal, 2002
  • Benchmark Litigation 2014
  • "Leader in His Field", Chambers & Partners 2010 USA Guide to Leading Lawyers - General Commercial Litigation (Texas), 2010
  • Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition (inaugural class) Texas Lawyer, 2008
  • Defense Win of the Year, National Law Journal, 2002

Office location for Jeffrey M. Tillotson

1807 Ross Avenue
Suite 325
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-382-3040

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