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ABOUT Stephen M. Tillery

Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta. Member: Order of the Woolsack, St. Louis University Law Journal, 1975-1976. Nominee, American Association of Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, 2003 and 2008. Author: "Post-Judgment Relief for Lost Wages Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964," 20 St. Louis Univ. Law Journal 409, 1976. Co-author: "Civil Practice before Trial, Chapter VII," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1988; "Illinois Civil Practice 1989-1995 Supplement," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education; "Illinois Personal Injury Complaints," West Publishing Company. Lecturer: "Expert Testimony," Illinois State Bar Association, 1984; "Civil Practice Evidence," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1984; "Update on Civil Practice," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1985; "FELA, an Overview & Update," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1985; "Handling and Settling Claims without Suit," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1986; "Product Liability Litigation," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1988; Illinois Civil Trial Evidence," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1988; "The Medical Malpractice Case - Hospital," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1988; "Civil Practice & Procedure Update," Illinois State Bar Association, 1988; "Wilson v. Clark Revisited," Illinois State Bar Association, 1989; "Soft Tissue Diagnostics and Evaluation," Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 1990; "Trial Evidence & Hearsay - Rebuttal Evidence," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1991; "Evidentiary Rules and Trial Tactics in Mfg. Defect Cases," Illinois State Bar Association, 1992; "Blueprint for Building a Successful Case - Closing Arguments," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1994; "Illinois Civil Practice Update- Protecting Litigation Rights," West Publishing Company, 1997 Edition; "Illinois Personal Injury Complaints/FAST," West Publishing Company, 1994. Law Clerk to Hon. George J. Moran, 5th District Court of Appeals of Illinois, 1976-1977. Adjunct Professor of Law, St. Louis University School of Law, 1977-1988. Co-Director, Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, St. Louis University School of Law, 1983-1988. Designated Counsel, United Transportation Union. In his career, Mr. Tillery has litigated individual and multi-party cases involving almost every area of the law, including insurance coverage, securities, antitrust, pharmaceutical, environmental contamination, tobacco, products liability, patent infringement, quitam/whistleblower, Federal Employers Liability Act, computer technology and consumer fraud. He has handled, individually or as lead counsel, hundreds of complex civil cases, with more than one hundred cases resulting in multimillion dollar verdicts or settlements. He was nominated for the American Association of Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2003 and 2008 for his work. Mr. Tillery has been appointed lead counsel in more than 30 class action lawsuits. In March 2003, Mr. Tillery served as plaintiff's lead trial counsel in a class action that resulted in a $10.1 billion verdict. Price v. Philip Morris Inc., 2003 WL 22597608 (Ill.Cir. Mar 21, 2003), rev'd, 848 N.E.2d 1 (Ill. Dec 15, 2005), reh'g denied, 846 N.E.2d 597 (Ill. May 5, 2006), cert denied, 127 S.Ct. 685 (Nov. 27, 2006). Mr. Tillery has authored numerous articles and book chapters on trial practice. In addition, he has served as lecturer, moderator, and panel member at dozens of legal seminars relating to litigation and trial practice. Stephen Tillery is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where he has been one of the elected Board of Managers since 1987, and for which he has chaired and served on numerous committees. Mr. Tillery has been a long time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois and Meds and Food for Kids, a not-for-profit organization formed in St. Louis by a pediatrician who has spent years traveling to Haiti caring for sick children. In the last three years Mr. Tillery has visited Haiti twice, traveling to clinics in northern Haiti. The organization has saved literally thousands of Haitian children from almost certain death. He has been a strong financial supporter of the organization since it begun. Mr. Tillery and his wife, Katherine are graduates of Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois, a small, private liberal arts college of about 1,000 students. Mrs. Tillery has served on the Board of Directors of Illinois College for many years. The Tillerys have been financial supporters of that school for over twenty years. The Tillerys have gifted the Gillette House to Illinois College, donated a part of the new science center in the name of one of Mr. Tillery's past professors, and created a matching fund ($250,000) for student faculty enrichment programs. The Gillette House is on the National Historic Register as one of the homes used by the Underground Railroad. Since the Tillery's donation of the Gillette House, it has been used as a library, a classroom, and as housing for visiting professors. It sits one block from campus and is the oldest house in Jacksonville, Illinois having been built by Dr. Gillette, a famous abolitionist.

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