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Jon Patton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Tillotson Law Firm
1807 Ross Avenue, Suite 325
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-382-3041
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Jon Patton is a partner at Tillotson Law and has been Jeff Tillotson’s right-hand man since 2014. Jon and Jeff met when Jon moved to Dallas as a young associate and joined the prominent boutique litigation firm Jeff had co-founded in the early 1990s. Right away, Jon helped Jeff pursue Lance Armstrong in a highly publicized arbitration that resulted in a $10 million award for their client. A lasting professional dynamic and friendship was born, and in 2016 Jon and Jeff founded Tillotson Law based on a shared vision of an elite boutique trial firm that could try any case for any client. Since then, they have carefully assembled a top-notch, specialized trial team passionate about trying and winning cases.

Jon has accelerated his career and developed his own clients by amassing an impressive array of experiences in a wide range of complex and high-stakes commercial and business disputes. He has extensive first chair trial and courtroom experience, and has earned the trust of clients on their most challenging problems. For example:

  • Since joining Tillotson Law, Jon has first chaired two week-long jury trials to verdict and several high-stakes injunction hearings, as well as numerous dispositive motion and discovery hearings.
  • Jeff and Jon represented SCA Promotions, Inc. in a lawsuit against Yahoo involving the 2014 NCAA Tournament “Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge” that led to a $5.5 million judgment for SCA. The case received significant media attention and had several high-profile depositions, including Warren Buffett and Yahoo!’s then-CEO Marissa Mayer.
  • Jeff and Jon defended trade secret and non-compete claims brought against their client by a publicly traded locum tenens company that resulted in a complete walk-away the month before trial.
  • Jon took the lead in representing a minority partner in a fiercely litigated skilled-nursing facility business partnership dispute that included an award of advancement of their client’s attorneys’ fees and affirmed by the Dallas Court of Appeals, eventually resulting in a confidential settlement for the client on the eve of trial.

Jon graduated from Vanderbilt Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt, summa cum laude with Honors.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 50%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2022

About Jon Patton

First Admitted: 2012, Tennessee

Professional Webpage:


  • Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

Educational Background

  • Vanderbilt, summa cum laude with Honors


  • SCA Promotions, Inc. v. Lance Armstrong -- Lead associate and second chair trial counsel with lead counsel Jeff Tillotson representing SCA Promotions in high-profile arbitration against Lance Armstrong that led to $10 million arbitration award.  Shortly thereafter, the parties reached a settlement.    , 2015
  • Esposito Private Equity Group et al. v. JD West Home Corporation et al. -- Lead counsel representing Defendants in dispute between investors in series of real estate investments.  Case settled within five months after suit filed for less than Defendants had offered pre-suit. , 2016
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Office Location for Jon Patton

1807 Ross Avenue
Suite 325
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-382-3041

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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