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Shawn Tillis - Oakland, CA

344 20th StreetSuite 310 Oakland, CA 94612

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Oakland Personal Injury Lawyer

Overview

Shawn's practice focuses on personal injury, employment harassment and discrimination, and health care professional sexual abuse, neglect, and malpractice. He specializes in cases involving sexual abuse and catastrophic mental and emotional damages. His unique background and experience enables him to communicate to judges and juries complicated emotional damages in simple and persuasive language.

Shawn received his undergraduate degree in Economics from U.C...

Shawn's practice focuses on personal injury, employment harassment and discrimination, and health care professional sexual abuse, neglect, and malpractice. He specializes in cases involving sexual abuse and catastrophic mental and emotional damages. His unique background and experience enables him to communicate to judges and juries complicated emotional damages in simple and persuasive language.

Shawn received his undergraduate degree in Economics from U.C. Santa Cruz and his Juris Doctorate degree from Golden Gate University Law School. Shawn is also a former Canadian Barrister and Solicitor and Partner at Winer, Burritt & Tillis. He is licensed to practice in California and the Federal Northern and Eastern Districts of California.

Shawn worked as a judicial extern law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong. He is the recipient of the 2001 Just the Beginning Foundation Conference/Judge Cecil F. Poole Award and a Diana Richmond Scholar. In 2016, he was awarded the 2016 Minority Bar Coalition's Unity Award.

Shawn is the former President of the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (ACCTLA) and is an Executive Committee Board Member of the First District Appellate Project (FDAP).

About Shawn Tillis

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Harassment and Discrimination
  • Health Care Professional Sexual Abuse and Neglect

Litigation

  • 100%

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2003

Other Affiliations

  • The State Bar of California (Member)

Past Positions

  • Winer, McKenna & Burritt, LLP, Associate, 2003 - 2006
  • Canadian Barrister and Solicitor, Vancouver, B.C., 2007 - 2009
  • Winer, McKenna and Burritt LLP, Senior Associate, 2009 - 2018
  • Winer, Burritt, and Tillis, Partner, 2018 - 2020

Education

  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, 2001
    J.D.
    Honors: California Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
    Honors: CALI Award in Judicial Decisions Making
  • U.C. Santa Cruz, 1993
    Major: Economics

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

344 20th StreetSuite 310 Oakland, CA 94612

Fax

  • 510-210-9844

Achievements

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Included on the 2024 Northern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Shawn Tillis on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Just the Beginning Foundation Conference Award
  • Diana Richmond Scholar
  • Minority Bar Coalition's Unity Award, 2016
  • Featured in The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Fall 2017 San Francisco Attorney magazine

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