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Benchmark's 2022 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation
Benchmark's 2022 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation
Chambers & Partners: Band 1 Ranked Litigation Attorney and “Leader in His Field” 2016 - present
Chambers & Partners: Band 1 Ranked Litigation Attorney and “Leader in His Field” 2016 - present
Honored as a “Leader in His Field” in Chambers & Partners 2010 USA Guide to Leading Lawyers - General Commercial Litigation
Benchmark's 2021 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation
Benchmark's 2021 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminate Award 2016 - present
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminate Award 2016 - present
US News World Report Best Law Firms in Texas 2016 - present
US News World Report Best Law Firms in Texas 2016 - present
Benchmark Litigation: “Litigation Star” and “Leader in His Field” 2015
Benchmark Litigation: “Litigation Star” and “Leader in His Field” 2015
Recognized as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys, 2014-2015
Lawdragon: Leading Lawyers in America
Lawdragon: Leading Lawyers in America
Profiled by Lawdragon as one of the leading lawyers in America (2007)
D Magazine: DFW Top 100 Lawyers 2003 - present
D Magazine: DFW Top 100 Lawyers 2003 - present
Honored as one of the top 100 lawyers every year
Texas Monthly: Texas Super Lawyers
Texas Monthly: Texas Super Lawyers
Continuously honored in Texas Super Lawyers, a publication of Thompson Reuters (2003-2016)
Best Lawyers® In America 2016 - present
Best Lawyers® In America 2016 - present
Honored by Best Lawyers® in America, by Woodward White Inc.
D CEO: Top 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth
D CEO: Top 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth
One of the few litigators honored by D CEO publication as one of the 500 most powerful business leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth (2016)
D CEO: The Advocates — Litigators You Don’t Want to Face in Court
D CEO: The Advocates — Litigators You Don’t Want to Face in Court
Profiled by D CEO magazine in an article profiling a small group of esteemed trial lawyers in the Dallas Fort Worth area (2008)
National Law Journal: “Defense Win of the Year” and “Defense Win of the Month”
National Law Journal: “Defense Win of the Year” and “Defense Win of the Month”
For serving as lead counsel to Visa USA and Visa International, conducting opening and closing statements as well as taking the testimony of the main witness. Prevailed after a four week trial, in a first-of-its-kind $700 million internet defamation case: Zixit v. Visa USA (2002)
Texas Lawyer: 40 Outstanding Texas Lawyers Under 40
Texas Lawyer: 40 Outstanding Texas Lawyers Under 40
Texas Lawyer by Thompson Reuters (2001)

Recommendations

“I cannot imagine a better performance than the one I witnessed over the past few days at the class certification hearing in Nevarro-Rive v. First USA Bank. There is no doubt that it was Jeff Tillotson’s superior lawyering that made the difference.”

– Clinton W. Walker, Executive Vice-President, JuniperFinancial.com

“I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your work on the Stewart case. I don’t believe it would have been possible to have prepared or tried the case any better… Certainly your performance as lead council was the best I have ever seen.”

– Charles E. Russell, Senior Vice-President and Assistant General Council, Associates Financial Services Company, Inc.

“I have been privileged to try cases across the table from many talented trial lawyers, but if I had to single one out it would be Jeff Tillotson. We tried a complex and tough case and I was amazed at what a naturally gifted trial lawyer he was throughout the trial. His instinct before a jury and his quiet confidence — no arrogance or condescension that might offend jurors — were truly impressive. On top of this, he was a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional throughout a relatively intense trial. I have since used a couple of things I saw him do in subsequent trials with success. No matter how many trials or appeals we might have, we can always learn from our colleagues.” – from the Law360 interview with Mr. Walker

– James W. Walker, Attorney, Cole Schotz P.C.