Peter Tilem’s legal career started in September of 1991 as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, where he was assigned to the prosecution and investigation of hundreds, if not thousands, of criminal cases—including violent crimes, white collar crimes and homicides.
Since founding Tilem & Associates, PC, Mr. Tilem has continued to litigate in both state and federal courts and has continued his representation of clients involved in high-profile cases. Mr. Tilem appears regularly in the newspaper and on television concerning his representation in such cases and as a legal commentator. He is also frequently asked to teach continuing legal education classes having to do with both legal skills and legal ethics.
Mr. Tilem has similarly built an impeccable reputation among the bench and bar (Judges and Attorneys) as a skilled, effective and knowledgeable attorney and as a result has earned the highest possible and most prestigious ratings from firms such as AVVO and Martindale Hubbell, Lexis/Nexis. Mr. Tilem has been able to steadily grow his practice by adhering to several guiding principles which have translated to obtaining exceptional results for his clients. Mr. Tilem believes that listening to clients not only helps to calm clients during remarkably stressful litigation but also helps the attorneys understand the facts necessary to obtain the best possible results for the client. Mr. Tilem also believes in giving clients individualized attention and litigating strategically. By adhering to these principles and by building a team of lawyers who are guided by the same principles, Mr. Tilem and his firm have been able to develop a track record of obtaining exceptional results over a long period of practice. With more than 25 years of experience Mr. Tilem has developed the knowledge, experience and legal acumen to provide clients who are facing bruising court battles the best possible representation.