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Timothy James Bilecki

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Timothy Bilecki is a Honolulu, Hawaii based international criminal defesne attorney who defends US Military service members facing criminal charges in military courts.  Mr. Bilecki is a managing partner at Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC and travels worldwide to defend clients, with a primary focus on cases in the Pacific Rim, including Hawaii, Guam, Mainland Japan, Okinawa and Korea.  He specializes in defending sex crimes, war crimes, fraud, international drug trafficking and violent offenses. 


The National Trial Lawyers Association has recognized Mr. Bilecki as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers in the Country Under 40 Years Old.  He enjoys a “Superb 10.0” rating on Avvo and is certified through the Lead Counsel organization.  Bilecki is a best selling author who received a Quilly Award from the National Academy of Best Selling Authors after co-writing the book Dare to Succeed with Jack Canfield, which hit eight bestseller lists in August 2013.  He is also an "A group" graduate of the prestigious National Criminal Defense College; a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; co-founder and co-host of the Military Law News Network and his cases have been featured on various national and international media outlets, including CNNFox News and USA Today.  He has also advised the production team for the National Geographic Channel documentary Drugs, Inc. on the episode entitled “Hawaiian Ice.”     


Prior to launching his own practice, Bilecki was a member of the U.S. Army JAG Corps and lauded as one of the best trial attorneys in the U.S. Army.  Mr. Bilecki’s first duty assignment in the military was at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a military defense counsel.  He was then stationed in Honolulu, HI and served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and later as an International Law Attorney focusing on the Asia-Pacific Theater.  Finally, he concluded his military career with a two-year tour in Seoul, Korea as the Senior Defense Counsel for the Army in Asia.


Mr. Bilecki is married, has two sons and in his spare time enjoys international travel, auto racing and spending time with his family. 



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    15 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Military Law: 50%
    15 years



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ernesto Carlos Gapasin Jr.

    I had the great opportunity to work with Tim when he was Senior Defense Counsel for the Pacific Rim Region (Korea, Japan). Tim is one of the best military law attorneys in the world, no question. He is intensely aggressive, but controlled, with a keen legal mind that is incomparable. He is a great lawyer, and his results reflect that.


    Ernesto Gapasin Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    Tim Bilecki is a hard hitting criminal lawyer that has well deserved reputation for being a highly skilled and aggressive court martial defense lawyer defending serious criminal cases. When I worked with him in Korea and Japan, JAG prosecutors feared fighting him at trial. Why? He comes out fighting and often gets an outstanding result. He has an exceptional track record in cases where the odds are stacked against his client. I highly endorse Tim if you are facing court martial or criminal charges.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC

1001 Bishop Street
ASB Tower, Suite 2305
Honolulu, HI, 96813-3205


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
EXPYNational Academy of Experts, Writers and Speakers2014
Quilly AwardNational Academy of Best Selling Authors2013
Meritorious Service MedalUS Army Trial Defense Service2010
Overseas Service RibbonUS Army2008
Meritorious Service MedalUS Army Pacific2008
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary MedalUS Army2008
Joint Service Achievement MedalJoint Task Force - Balikatan, Philippines2008
Global War on Terrorism Service MedalUS Army2005
Army Superior Unit AwardUS Army Trial Defense Service2005
Army Commendation MedalUS Army Trial Defense Service2005
Army Service RibbonUS Army2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBilecki & Tipon, LLLC2014 - Present
PartnerThe Bilecki Law Group, LLLC2010 - 2014
Special Assistant United States AttorneyU.S. Attorney's Office2005 - 2006
Senior Defense CounselUnited States Army Trial Defense Service, Pacific Rim2003 - 2010
Law ClerkThe Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A.2000 - 2002
Law ClerkHirschhorn & Bieber1999 - 2000
ConsultantNationwide Paging, Inc.1995 - 1999
Law ClerkGreater Boston Legal Services1995 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Experts, Writers and SpeakersMember2014 - Present
National Academy of Best Selling AuthorsMember2013 - Present
National Criminal Defense CollegeAttendant2010 - Present
National Association of Court Martial LawyersVice President2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Court of Appeals for Armed ForcesMember2004 - Present
Eleventh Circuit Court of AppealsMember2003 - Present
Florida BarMember2002 - Present
Sports Car Club of AmericaMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. E-3Full Acquittal
United States v. E-6Full Acquittal
United States v. E-6Full Acquittal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Celebrity PressDare to Succeed2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Criminal Defense CollegeAdvanced Trial AdvocacyN/A2010
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army - International Law CourseInternational LawN/A2005
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army - Criminal Law Advocacy CourseTrial AdvocacyN/A2004
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyMilitary LawOBC2003
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Boston CollegeFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Expy Awards - 2014X-Talk2014
Annual Conference. Savannah, GACross-examining the Alleged Victim in Military Sexual Assault Cases2013
Winter Seminar. Humacao, PRDefending Drug Trafficking Cases in the Military2012
Trial Defense Service Regional TrainingCross Examination and Law Enforcement2010
Trial Defense Service, Pacific Rim Regional TrainingEffective Cross-Examination2009
State of Hawaii Public Health Emergency SymposiumFederal Law and the Military - Disaster Response2007