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Burton L. Tillman

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Practice Areas:

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Auto/Truck
  • Premises and Products Liability
  • Tort Litigation in State and Federal courts
  • Medical Malpractice


30 Years practicing in the areas of worker's compensation and tort litigation in State and Federal courts including medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, auto/truck, premises and products liability. Founding partner of Tillman & Associates in 1991.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Chairman of UGA Law School Moot Court Board
    • Honors: Appointed to Order of the Barristers
  • Emory University
    • B.A. - 1971

Bar Admission

  • Georgia, 1979


  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2020 - Present
  • Fellow in the National College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, 2018 - Present
  • America’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2018 - Present
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals inducted, 2017 - Present

Classes & Seminars

  • Regular speaker on Worker's Compensation and Legal Ethics at seminars and CLE events

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Atlanta Boy Choir
  • Alumni Men's Choir of the ABC
  • Member, Kid’s Chance

Professional Associations

  • The National Association for Conflict Resolution, Member ACR
  • Georgia Bar Association, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member, Past Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Section
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Workers' Compensation Section

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified registered mediator/arbitrator, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, 2006