Michael is an experienced attorney whose practice is focused on defending DUI cases. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies and received the Alpha Phi Sigma Award for graduation with the highest grade point average in Criminal Justice Studies from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1990.
Michael is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). He has been been recognized by the NCDD for his efforts as a Criminal Defense Attorney dedicated to the defense of citizens accused of Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Michael is a nationally certified breath test operator and is NHTSA trained on field sobriety tests. He attends numerous DUI seminars across the country every year to keep abreast of all the latest innovative ways to defend DUI cases. Michael understands and uses legal, scientific, medical, and technical issues to fight DUI cases.
Michael recently received a certification of training on the new Virginia ECIR II breath testing machine. During your initial consultation, he will explain how the machines work, and what factual, technical, scientific, medical, or legal defenses that may exist to win your case. This can be done in the office with a 30 minute video and access to his book “DUI/DWI Arrest Survival Guide - The Guilt Myth” online via the internet. We can also mail you a copy of the DVD and the book by contacting our office.
Michael is dedicated to aggressively defending your rights and fighting for your freedom!
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1992||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer||The American Trial Lawyers Association||2008|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer||The American Trial Lawyers Association||2007|
|Owner||Michael C. Tillotson, LLC - Attorneys at Law||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Trial Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Life Member||N/A|
|West Group publication||Virginia DUI Law: Understanding the Scientific, Medical, Technological and Legal Aspects of a DUI Case||2010|
|Mining the Manuals and the GERD Defense||Mining the Manuals and the GERD Defense||2007|
|Video: Don't Walk This Line Alone||Aggressive Defense of Those Accused of DWI/DUI in Virginia||2006|
|College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|