BRECKENRIDGE

PLLC

Appellate advocacy and trial consulting to help you navigate to the best decisions on the toughest issues

 

 

APPEALS and TRIAL CONSULTING

Appellate counsel who is steeped in the tactics and strategies that change from the trial court to the appellate court is an essential addition to any litigation team. Appeals require a depth of thought, ability to organize, and an understanding of what appellate judges are looking for. Thus, appellate counsel can assist at any stage of litigation to handle your appeal or help prepare your case for an eventual appeal.

 

When your case is on appeal, Tillman will give cogent advice, write outstanding briefs, and deliver impeccable oral arguments that give you a greater opportunity for success.

 

At the trial level, Tillman can provide trial consulting to best prepare your case for appeal and also advise regarding dispositive motions and other motions practice.

 

ABOUT

Tillman Breckenridge's practice includes a diverse array of appellate litigation matters at all levels. He has represented companies, organizations, individuals, and foreign, state, and local governments in cases valued in the millions and billions of dollars before the United States Supreme Court, every federal court of appeals, as well as several state courts, such as the Supreme Court of Virginia, the California Courts of Appeal, and the Illinois Courts of Appeal.

Tillman received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001, where he argued, and won, his first appeal as a third-year student in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a case that presented an issue of first impression.  Since then, Tillman's appellate successes have spanned the country, addressing myriad courts and various areas of law.  His work has also led to numerous honors.  He has been named to Savoy Magazine's Most Influential Black Lawyers in America, an honorary member of the Order of the Barristers, a Washington, D.C. SuperLawyer, and a member of Virginia's Legal Elite.  He was the youngest Fellow ever—and first under 40—admitted to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

In addition to his legal practice, Tillman is a leader in his field, speaking on appellate and related topics in front of various audiences.  He also founded the William and Mary Law School Appellate & Supreme Court Clinic and was the St. George Tucker Adjunct Professor of Law.

 

SUBJECT MATTERS

A strong appellate advocate has a general knowledge of the law and how law interacts across disciplines, allowing him or her to understand the issues involved in any subject matter. 

 

Tillman has handled appeals on a variety of subject matters, including:

  • Business Disputes

  • Civil Rights

  • Class Actions

  • Constitutional Law

  • Contracts

  • Criminal Law

  • ERISA

  • First Amendment

  • International Law

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Patent

  • Personal Injury

  • Tax

  • Trade Secrets

Tillman is admitted to:

  • The Supreme Court of the United States

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit  

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

 

Contact

BRECKENRIDGE PLLC
 

1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC  20005​

Tel:  202.567.7733

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