Burt L. Tillman


Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Phone: 404-315-0000 I 800-743-3994
Fax: 404-315-9992
Email: Email Me

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.

When hiring an attorney, there are some key things that weigh into the balance of who that choice is. First, you want experience and knowledge. Tillman & Associates was founded in Atlanta in 1991 to represent injured workers in worker’s compensation claims and also those who sustained an injury due to someone else’s negligence (personal injury claims).

Burt Tillman has been in this area even longer, for over 40 years. For the first eleven years of practice, Burt represented the insurance company side of these questions in these actions. But since 1991, he has represented injured parties, both in the work injury area and in those cases involving injury by the negligence of others. That can be automobile accidents, slip and fall, nursing home negligence, vicious dog bites, defective products, and others. His experience working on both sides of the aisle, so to speak, give him great credibility in the profession as a fierce advocate.

The other thing one must look for is a reputation for honesty, integrity, courtroom experience, and one who has positive relationships in the profession and is respected so that one is a successful and powerful advocate. Burt Tillman has all of that and brings it all to the table to put it to work for each client.

Areas of Practice

Workers’ Compensation
Nursing Home Negligence
Premises and Products Liability
Tort Litigation in State and Federal courts
Medical Malpractice

Certified Legal Specialties

Certified registered mediator/arbitrator, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

Georgia, 1979


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


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

Tillman & Associates, Founding partner, 1991 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

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