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Timothy James Bilecki

Military law Attorney at Tampa, FL

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 21 years
    Hawaii - HI 9 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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    Timothy Bilecki is the Managing Attorney at Bilecki Law Group, PLLC, a Tampa, Florida based law firm which defends US Military service members facing criminal charges and adverse administrative matters under the UCMJ. We WIN jury trials!

    24 years, 1,500 cases

AT BILECKI LAW GROUP, WE'RE NOT JUST MILITARY LAWYERS - WE'RE TRIAL WARRIORS. FACING A COURT-MARTIAL UNDER THE UCMJ? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. WHEN THE SYSTEM TRIES TO CORNER YOU, WE PUNCH BACK HARD. NO MATTER WHERE YOU STAND, WE LAND, READY TO WAGE WAR ON YOUR BEHALF. WE FLY. WE FIGHT. YOU WIN!

 

Timothy J. Bilecki is the Managing Attorney at Bilecki Law Group, PLLC.  Bilecki Law Group is a Tampa, Florida based lawfirm which focuses on defending military service members facing serious court martial cases around the world.

Mr. Bilecki received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, and his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) (Suma Cum Laude) from the Babson College, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business in Boston.  He has also completed the highly competitive Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

Mr. Bilecki’s closing arguments at trial were featured in the 2018 book Kick-Ass Closings: A guide to giving the best closing argument of your life. His cross-examinations have been featured in the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL) 2017 book Pattern Cross-Examination For Sexual Assault Cases: A trial strategy and resource guide. He is an "A group" graduate of the prestigious National Criminal Defense College; a lifetime member of NACDL; and his cases have been featured on various national and international media outlets, including CNN, Fox 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.” 

Mr. Bilecki is a veteran of the U.S. Army JAG Corps. His 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 and with a two-year tour in Seoul, Korea as the Senior Defense Counsel for the Army in Asia. During his military career, Mr. Bilecki has performed duties in Iraq, the Philippines, South East Asia and Southern Africa.

After receiving an Honorable discharge from the Army in 2010, he has been in private practive as a civilian defense counsel.  

Mr. Bilecki is licensed to practice law in Florida, Hawaii (inactive) and in all military courts.

He is married, has two sons, one daughter and enjoys international travel, auto racing and spending time with his family.

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Bilecki Law Group, PLLC
601 S. Harbour Island Blvd
Suite 109
Tampa, FL, 33602

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Posted by Ed | September 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Tim Bilecki and Ben Gold are the best military attorneys in the market
If you are reading this review, you are likely in serious legal trouble in the military. I am here to tell you that time is not on your side. If you are searching for the best possible attorney to help you in your current situation. Look no further because Tim Bilecki and Ben Gold are the best military attorneys in the market. The best decision I ever made, and we won my case, but either way, from start to finish, I never felt like they took me, my case, or my money for granted. If you are in the military facing the weight of the U.S. Government trying to convict you, do not hesitate to hire this team because you will regret it. Adverse actions while in the military will affect your ability to find work outside of the uniform. There is a good chance you will lose much more regarding your freedom, dignity, military career, and potentially your civilian life outside the military. The consequences can be devastating if you are convicted on a court martial or in a Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP). I have served in the military for almost two decades, and I am here to tell you that the military justice system holds no punches. The government does not care about your career, deployments, or family. They want to get a conviction at all costs, regardless of the truth. I am very thankful to Tim and Ben, a group of professionals who fought a good fight…there is no doubt that without their knowledge of the military court system and the law, I would not be here today. I cannot say enough about this team. They have excellent and timely customer service, positive attitudes, excellent communicators, and the ultimate professionals in person and across their digital platforms. If you are looking for a winning team focused on quality, not quantity – this is your team. The hardest part about finding a lawyer is finding a good lawyer. Tim and Ben bring so much more than I have ever imagined. If you want the best representation, then hire this team today!
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2022
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The Best Military Defense Team
I reached out to Bilecki Law Group initially for help putting together a GOMOR rebuttal. Tim and Ben immediately got to work putting everything together and helping to prepare for all possible outcomes. The rebuttal was very effective pointing out evidence that was entirely false, so effective in fact that it was removed and the initial GOMOR was taken away and later re-imposed with a new evidence packet. Ben Gold's writing and laying out of facts is second to none, clear, concise and very persuasive. Fast forward a few months and unfortunately the GOMOR was still permanently filed (as is often the case in these situations). My Command initiated an involuntary separation and Board of Inquiry (BOI). Tim and Ben were still on board and anxious to aggressively litigate my case at the BOI. Keep in mind you are bringing on board a highly experienced team when you retain Bilecki Law Group. This is not an firm you simply pay to make your problems go away (I'm fairly certain those do not exist). You will have to be an integral part of this team if you want the best outcome for your case. Tim and Ben understand this and it can clearly be seen in their detailed preparations with you for your case. Through our prep. we mapped out my career and many contributions to the military and came up with a clear strategy to obtain our objectives for the board. The findings were exactly as we had planned and prepped for and Ben's GOMOR rebuttal was referenced as a key piece of factual evidence in the board's findings. Unhappy with the BOI outcome my Command tried to re-litigate the same allegations, this time by using Flying Evaluation Board (FEB). Tim once again was fully prepared. The board had a favorable outcome and was an amazing win for our team. His detailed knowledge of the regulation and arguments at the board were paramount. This is the best military legal team out there. Throughout the proceedings Tim clearly controlled the tempo and boardroom environment in every room he was in. He was always looked to by all parties as the expert in the room . Even more than the superb legal representation, Tim and Ben are easily approachable in normal conversation, these are guys I enjoy being around and am glad to call them friends. This is an easily overlooked key to developing a successful legal team. They were both reachable for any questions I had throughout the process (even with sometimes hectic schedules). If you want to bring on board a team that will give you an honest assessment and aggressively pursue your case I would recommend reaching out for a consultation. The experience, professionalism and expertise of Bilecki Law Group cannot be overstated.
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Posted by Franck | January 24, 2022
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Tim Bilecki the Ringmaster, exposer of snake liars&charlatans
1st you are or want to get married start saving money to hire Tim Bilecki as you never know. If you need someone to defend you, Tim Bilecki is worth his weight in gold&then some! Divorce can get nasty&society now works that even a crazy false/weak allegation from any woman will turn your life upside down or ruin it especially in the military. You will be negatively flagged&kiss any promotion, awards&re-enlistment goodbye! The military backed by the full force of U.S. Government has unlimited funds&You'll be marked guilty until proven innocent&even your leadership will ostracize you! 2nd NEVER talk to anyone without talking to an attorney FIRST. It's a hard lesson I learned! Law enforcement, CID, NCIS, etc. are allowed to lie to you&say what you want to hear to get you to make statements&Everything you say will be twisted&used against you! Thank God Mr. Tim Bilecki saw through the lies. of the alleged victim&her flip mafia best friends "witnesses" &exposed their lies! Mr. Tim Bilecki, his associate Mr. Ben Gold&my military TDS attorney Captain Brian Tracy are the very best at what they do-Military Law. They honestly care&worked their butts off all day into late nights slept at office&even skipped meals on my case to develop strategies, evidence, cross-examinations&so on! My case was complex&prosecution painted me as a monster&used every dirty trick on the book, the alleged victim flat out lied&many of her witnesses completely perjured themselves throughout the trial under oath! But with Ben Gold's hard research, Brian Tracy's technical knowledge of the law& Tim Bilecki's amazing communication skills was able to separate truth from the lies. Tim is the Ringmaster of the trial&was able to convince the Jury! Tim Bilecki's masterful opening which at least lasted an hour set the foundation for the jury to consider the possibility that the alleged victim was a liar. Tim exposed her con of pretending to be a small scared victim to jury seeing the real lying, manipulating, stone cold hearted woman that she is in real time! Tim the Shredder cross-examined the dog poop out of the alleged victim&her paramour for hours! Tim exposed the inconsistent lies&pointed out evidence against her story&alleged victim's witnesses all full of lies trying to cover up for alleged victim also got shredded by Tim&perjured themselves! Tim's superb closing argument lasted over 1 1/2 hour&he 1st made dang sure the jury completely understood their job: That the accused is 100% innocent until proven guilty by the U.S. Govt& that the jury understood exactly the meaning of allegations&other definitions of things like "beyond reasonable doubt" &other special legal instructions. Tim was the Ringmaster on closing arguments. He laid out facts, told the real story as he had been there himself with passionate argument, confidence&charisma! Tim made the jury fully embrace that in fact I was innocent until proven guilty&the very high burden was on the U.S. Govt until otherwise&was not our job to prove my innocence or why she lied! Tim exposed the alleged victim&her witnesses lies&called them out in court as complete liars, charlatans&nothing but theater! Prosecution tried to twist everything&get to the jury with an emotional argument&completely ignoring facts! Tim plowed thru all the lies &jury saw the truth! It was an incredibly scary situation being court-martialed&it will make you feel like crap but honestly you gotta put your full faith on Tim Bilecki &follow his advice 110% Most important of all bite the bullet&hire Mr. Tim Bilecki the sooner the better it's an investment that will repay itself many times! Trust me Tim knows his Craft of Law way more than you ever will& Tim will do the best humanly possible to get you the best possible outcome! after 2 years of investigation, 4 long days of trial& 4 hours of deliberation the jury Thankfully concluded in my case: Not guilty of all charges&specifications! All thanks to Tim Bilecki, Ben Gold&Capt Brian Tracey
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Posted by Rafael | October 13, 2021
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Best Legal Defense Team Out There!
Mr. Bilecki and Mr. Gold are by far the best legal team I have encountered in my entire career. My legal situation lasted almost one year and ended with the best case scenario; Full Acquittal! As with anyone going through a similar situation understands times can be extremely stressful. Tim and Ben continued to reassure me everything was going to be fine, and they were right 100%. Both Tim and Ben are very responsive to emails, text, and phone calls. Due to me being overseas and the time difference, they always made accommodations for a conference call that was convenient for me. When it came down to the actually trial, Mr. Bilecki was a superstar. He is was very strategic with his cross examinations and rebuttals. The truth was laid out for the court and justice prevailed. If you are going through a similar situation, I highly recommend you retain the services of Bilecki Law Group. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Ronald | June 1, 2021
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Complete confidence
Mr. Bilecki represented me when I was falsely accused of SA. It was a long and stressful process that was eventually dropped by the accuser. No probable cause was found at article 32, and although higher AF still decided to go to court martial, it was ultimately dropped. I was a wreck for most of this process, however, Mr. Bilecki always gave me a sense that it was all going to be ok. I completely trusted him to handle it and that sense of confidence is so crucial in that time of need. I highly recommend his services to anybody needing an attourney.
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Posted by J.L | May 7, 2021
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The absolute standard in representation
With my 22 year career hanging in the balance, Mr. Bilecki swiftly stepped in, eradicated the false allegations made against me and restored my good name. His reputation as being one of the best military defense lawyers in the world is recognized throughout every branch in the military. He and his team are top notch and the attention to detail in their preparation go above and beyond what is expected. Never once did I doubt his ability to prove my innocence.
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Response from Timothy Bilecki May 24, 2021
Really appreciate the review, it was our honor to represent you and ensure that justice was done and your good name was restored. Please stay in touch! - TB
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2021
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120/128/133 Full Acquittal
After over 2 years of investigations, multiple continuances, long drawn out processes, Mr. Bilecki was able to get 1 of my charges dropped and a full acquittal of the other 2 charges I was facing. If it weren’t for him, I’d most likely be in prison right now with felonies and as a registered sex offender. Mr. Bilecki and his staff come highly recommended and they were able to start off 2021 in great fashion for both myself and his firm.
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Posted by Matthew | September 25, 2019
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Facts are key
I dealt with a crazy family for over 2 years and when I met Tim the first time to go over my case... everything seemed 100% better! Instant relief. Tim is a straight forward guy and an outstanding lawyer! You definitely get what you pay for! Everything is fact based not some hypothetical bs. He helped prove my truth and get my name cleared from the dirt it was put in. Tim and his team are amazing and I can never fully thank them enough for what they did. He put the facts on the table and when no one would listen to my side he was there. When no one in my chain of command would help me there he was having my back only knowing me less then a week. With only a total of maybe 24 hours on my case he not only won and helped me get what I deserve but he destroyed everyone. There’s no “uhhh maybe we can win this” it’s always from the get go “we will win and we won’t settle for less!” I can not say enough good things about this man! Thank you once again for getting me what I deserve when no one else was there to listen or even care about my side of the story. I’d like to add he made everyone not on our side look like a complete joke, he made it seem like they didn’t even know how to do their job and honestly that felt good! He has a ton of knowledge and won’t let some Joe Shmoe kill your reputation or dirty your name.
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Posted by D | June 24, 2017
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He and his legal team saved my life
I was a marriedI was falsely accused of sexual assault months after having a consenual encounter with another servicemember. My command thought I was guilty from the beginning. When I received that charge sheet that was two pages long, I thought my life was over. I had an exmplary career and never been in trouble in my life. I was referred to Mr. Bilecki and I was easily the best decision I ever made in my life. Right from the first phone call he knew I was innocent and he said he was ready to fight. When I went to my first legal appointment and the defense office asked who my civilian lawyer was I said Tim Bilecki, and they immediately knew that I would be ok. He and my military counsel went over the evidence and knew from the start that I was falsely accused. The biggest mistake that I made was making a statement to NCIS without a lawyer present. If you are reading this "DON"T EVER MAKE A STATEMENT TO NCIS OR ANYONE ELSE WITHOUT A LAWYER PRESENT. THEY AND YOUR COMMAND THINK YOU ARE GUILTY AND THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY!!!! At the hearing the alleged victim didn't even show up and I think it was because she knew she was going to get destroyed by my legal team. She previously made a false accusation before and the Mr. Bilecki and my military counsel was not afraid to expose this liar. The best part of the hearing was when Mr. Bilecki went to the prosecution and said he's the Gordon Ramsey of lawyering. I think the prosecution knew that their case was lost. If it wasn't for Mr. Belicki and my military defense team, I wouldn't be writing this letter. I am home with my family and have a wonderful job and it's all thanks to them. It does make me sad that the alleged victim gets to stay in the military after multiple false allegations but I'm happy I'm not in prison. I'm forever grateful to Mr. Bilecki, Mr. Easterbrooks, Ms. Clayton, and Mr. Castro for everything. Continue to defend the ones that defend this nation.
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Posted by Thomas | April 24, 2019
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Rockstar
I was going through the worse time of my life when I met Mr. Bilecki and Dave Hendrickson. I was faced with two specifications under the UCMJ. I was sad, depressed, angry, hurt and felt like I was in a mental prison. I was looking at the possibility of losing everything I worked for, and going to prison for years. But God directed me to Mr. Bilecki and Dave and they saved my life. The first time I met them, Mr Bilecki was energetic, confident and passionate while Dave was quiet. They talked to me like a true savior. They treated me like a person, not a business. And that was very important to me. Right there I knew I was in the right hands and everything was going to be ok. Mr Bilecki was very honest to me. He said, “this is not going to be easy, and I cannot assure you anything, but all I need you to do is give me your 100% and I will do my best to get you out of this, so you can get back to work and take care of your family.” And that was also very important to me. I needed honesty because I was scared to death not knowing what to expect. He also said I want you to let me do all the thinking not you; just take care of yourself. Even though it was almost impossible to not think or worry, but i tried because they show me that they were there for me till the end. Financially they were very flexible. They worked with me on that. Like I said, they treated me like a person not a business. Then fast forward to the week of trial. Dave, who had been my immediate lawyer arrived in Yokosuka few days before trial with the winning team. It was the toughest week of my life. But Rockstar Dave, who was quiet at first, became a beast. He was just so great beyond imagination. He was passionate, aggressive, smart, confident etc. Honestly, he did so great that I was ready to accept any results, because I knew he give his 110%. I also knew God was in control. And that’s the kind of lawyer you one. As a result I was awarded a NOT GUILTY verdict. I cried on Dave. I hugged him like my dad and I didn’t want to let him go. And i was finally free from that nightmare that fellow me for a year three months. Thanks to the rest of the team. They were excellent. I strongly recommend these guys. They are the best of the best. Please don’t go to court martial with just any lawyer. It doesn’t matter how innocent you are, once your name is involved, they are not playing, they are coming to get you. And they are coming with everything. Because what I saw in the court room was definitely a war. If you are thinking about the money that’s why you don’t want to call these guys, you are making a huge... mistake. If it wasn’t for God and Bilecki & Tipon, LLC, I strongly believe I be in prison by now. No disrespect to my military detailed lawyer. He was very helpful, but this is just the honest truth. Please call Bilecki & Tipon before it is too late. I strongly recommend their service.
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Response from Timothy Bilecki April 25, 2019
Thank you so much for the review, it was an absolute honor representing you and getting that NOT GUILTY verdict!
Posted by Marshall | December 15, 2016
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Fiat justitia ruat caelum ...Let justice be done though the heavens fall
I am a Chief Warrant Officer in the Marine Corps and stationed on Okinawa. The path I took to Bilecki and Tipon was shattering and terrifying. I was charged with article 80 (Attempts) including four specifications of Art 120 (Sexual Assault) including children, one article 133 (Conduct Unbecoming an Officer). I cannot describe the feelings I had when I realized there were over 100 cases very similar to mine that had been adjudicated as guilty by plea. I felt hopeless, completely lost and without allies to help me through the process. I was part of the Okinawa NCIS “To Catch a Predator” sting operation. NCIS enticed me to meet a woman after extensive online chats and posts. When I arrived at her residence she told me she was under the age of consent. The system of military justice created a culture causing these cases to be concrete, locks for the prosecution. My first meeting with Mr. Bilecki was exactly what I had hoped for. He was exceptionally well versed in the legal process, dynamic in his approaches and thorough in his preparation. I can shower praise on every aspect of his handling of my case but the biggest thing for me is that he is a BULLDOG; relentless. Tim’s courtroom dominance was astounding. He controlled the jury panel’s emotions and turned them from hating me to hating NCIS. He had a minute by minute strategy with every word deliberately placed for maximum effect. If you are in a situation where you feel hopeless, everyone is telling you to fold and you can’t see a way out; look to Tim Bilecki. Although my heavens were falling B&T was able to find the right angles to ensure justice was served. Thank you Tim for giving me my life back. **Quote of the trial “Special agent, have you ever heard the expression: integrity is either a character trait or a character flaw? Which one is if for you, Special Agent?” Tim Bilecki during cross examination.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
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Best defense in the Pacific
After I was falsely accused of Sexual Assault I retained the services of Mr. Tim Bilecki. Three months into the investigation, I had meticulously searched for the right representation with the experience and expertise needed to successfully defend me in the complex system of the military justice system. Initially, I retained a few very high profile and highly regarded civilian defense attorneys; however, in the back of my mind, I knew that the complexities and details of the military justice system requires someone who has an immense understanding of the system and someone who had a reputation of being successful within the system. Tim and his Partner Noel both are prior military JAG officers, they came highly recommended. I went to their website www.bileckilawgroup.com viewed their video and examined their client testimonials. I was convinced; that I need to set up a consultation with Mr. Bilecki. From the time I met Tim, I knew he had the acumen, intelligence, experience, and confidence I was looking for. Tim Bilecki went through a meticulous process of finding the facts and researching my case, we hired the right experts. By the time I walked out of his office, I was convinced if need be, we would be able to put up a defense that would expose weaknesses and punch holes in the prosecutions case. From day one Tim and his team were always available, no matter where he was in the world at the time. His teams made me feel like a family member whom they wanted to protect. Tim, went right to work on my case and after four weeks he convinced the prosecution the accusation brought against me were completely false. It was Tim reputation of being a hard charging defense attorney who has won many cases of this specific nature, which convinced the prosecution that if they were going to win this case, they would have to have a rock solid case of which they knew they did not have. If you want the best and your freedom, liberty, and name are on the line Mr. Bilecki is the attorney you need. I would take Tim and his team as my defense in a military and civilian proceeding over any attorney in the pacific. I believe winning in your defense is more than just business for Tim it personal. I am a free man and forever grateful.
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Posted by Sergio | May 4, 2016
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Most effective Attorney you will ever know
Mr. Bilecki took my case on a very short notice. When I called the office he was away in Germany just finishing a case. I felt I had no one to help me with my unfortunate situation. From the time I retained his services to a personal consultation it was less then 72 hours. I was really impressed that he was genually interested in working on my case as fast as possible, more so impressed that by the time he had arrived back in Hawaii he had reviewed my file on his flight over! I called 3 other attorneys and they all would take over 2 weeks to start working on my case. He knew the clock was ticking and made every effort possible to accommodate. His representation was exceptional and my situation was favorably resolved. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Sharon | February 7, 2016
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Calm- in the midst of a storm!
A mother's worst nightmare is when she receives a phone call with bad news about her child. Needless to say, that phone call advised me that my son was awaiting sentencing - and only three days later. Time was no longer an ally and I had to act fast. Needless to say, my sister and I immediately jumped on the next flight to Incheon Korea. After arriving and checking in to our hotel room, the hard part began. It was now Saturday, and I still had to research and find the best lawyer an educator could afford. We barrier it fown go two lawyers and then researched their cases and outcomes. Both firms had an impeccable resume; we chose Belecki and Tipon: he was "reachable" on a Sunday afternoon; he believed my son had a hard, but winnable case; and he didn't overcharge us - yes, he had to begin working that same afternoon. Monday arrived although Attorney Belecki was not physically there, he instructed my son on how to stop the sentencing, made the necessary phone calls to the military justice court and filed the paperwork needed to secure another court date. I would love to say that my fears had come to an end; for I'd hired a well-known and respected attorney. But then I heard the charges and saw the evidence against my son: his weapon, 10 witnesses testifying against him (even the three friends he was with, 1 he was protecting), a forced, signed statement of guilt, a court appointed attorney and my son - a young soldier, barely a year out of high school. ........those 10 witnesses against him, became 10 pieces of evidence for him; the villain, became the hero; and the accused - NOT guilty! I give Attorney Tim Belecki of Belecki & Tipon 5 ⭐️. Although my faith knows GOD made it all possible, thanks for allowing Him to use you to saving my son's life.
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Response from Timothy Bilecki February 9, 2016
Thank you so much for the review and kind words, it was a real pleasure representing your son and meeting your family. I'm really glad we were able to talk on that first Sunday afternoon when you called. We quickly prevented your son from pleading guilty to charges which we ultimately won with a lot of perspiration and even a little inspiration. Anytime you or your family are in Hawaii, please get in touch, you are part of the B&T family. Thank you again for entrusting your son's future to our firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2016
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Bilecki & Tipon - Simply the best
I am a Specialist in the US Army. I was wrongfully accused of a sexual assault and several other charges were included, all false. After the initial investigation I attempted to help CID, thinking that they were there to simply get the truth. Unfortunately they had a different agenda and, after several hours of interrogation, they got two false confessions out of me. Unknowing the process I had no representation until after being read my charges and did not retain Tim until after the Article 32. I spoke with several law firms and lawyers beforehand, all telling me it was basically an unwinnable case. Tim and one other said it was winnable, but would be very difficult. I chose Tim not based on his reviews, but his personality and eagerness to take my case. He was honest through the whole process and explained everything he was doing. He also worked with me on payment and was understanding of my financial situation. He worked tirelessly and well into the night on many occasions. When trial came he showed his skill and abilities, which far exceeded my expectations. In the end I was acquitted of all charges and specifications, despite Tim’s small window to prepare. No other lawyer could have done what he did.
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Response from Timothy Bilecki February 5, 2016
It was a pleasure and an honor representing you and exposing to the jury that false confessions do happen. I had faith in you and in the jury that they would reach the right result. When the members came back with a Full Acquittal the only person happier than you was me. The hard work paid off. My door is always open for you, it was an honor.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2015
Happy I hired the Bilecki Tipon team
I can't put into words how happy I am to have hired the Bilecki Tipon team. They were very diligent throughout my entire case and fought hard for my retirement and my career. The military defense teams are very stretched and lack the resources to effectively defend their clients. Mr. Bilecki is a fantastic lawyer and works really hard to get the best possible outcome even when it looks hopeless. I will be retiring now when a few months ago I thought I would lose it all. Thank you Mr. Bilecki and Mr. Tipon for saving my career!
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Response from Timothy Bilecki February 5, 2016
We really appreciate the review and it was a real pleasure representing you. Thank you again.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2015
Sexaul Assault Case
Mr. Bilecki and Mr. Tipon are the two best lawyers that I have met. My case was very complex and it lasted a total of 12 months. They spent many hours pre-gaming and coming up with an intense strategy to help me defeat the Article 120's that I faced. On the day of the trial, they told me there strategy and I was amazed at how complex it was going to be. Once the trial started, Mr. Bilecki gave the opening statements and by the look on the jury's face, they were amazed at his vast knowledge about my case. It was truly amazing. Came next was Mr. Tipon with the best cross-examination that I have ever heard of. Did he not only totally defeat the alleged victim with his cross examination, he also gave the witness more than he ever knew what was coming. The defense tried to re-counter with a strategy of their own, but the damage and effectiveness was already done by Mr. Tipon. Next came the closing statement to the jury. Mr. Bilecki was once again amazing. HIs delivery of the story and the facts that came along with it was unbelievable. It was as if he was writing a book right in front of my eyes about the case. I definitely recommend this law firm to anybody that ever needs a solid and productive team!!! Thank you once again for everything that u have done for me!!!
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Response from Timothy Bilecki May 14, 2015
It was a real pleasure representing you in this case. That was a tough, hard fought battle with the prosecution but when the jury stood up and read the words NOT GUILTY, the only people happier than you were Noel and I. Thank you again for entrusting us with your case. Our doors are always open. You will always be part of the B&T family.
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Posted by Barry | January 23, 2015
Timothy Bilecki and Noel Tipon, LLLC
January 23, 2015 Mr. Bilecki and Mr. Tipon came highly recommended through a family member’s attorney friend who said, “They’re the best.” They both more than lived up to those words. They truly work well together as a team. We appreciated the countless hours of preparatory work, administration, research, and counsel they both gave on behalf of our son. Their attention to detail, thoroughness, and persistence in revealing the truth in our son’s situation is second to none. It brought about the correct verdict rendered by the jury. No words can adequately express the relief and joy in our hearts to hear the jury state: “. . . on all charges – not guilty.” Our son is finally free to move forward with his life and pursue the dreams that God has given him, to include serving his country by fulfilling his military obligation with his head held high and with no obstacle in his path. Mr. Bilecki’s opening statement clearly laid out our son’s case using vivid, metaphorical illustrations, and his closing argument very convincingly and excellently summarized all of the evidence pointing to our son’s innocence. Additionally, he was able elicit the truth from a witness during his cross-examination. Mr. Tipon’s ability to cross-examine each of the prosecution’s witnesses with precision and logic, revealing inconsistencies and fabrications, thereby guiding each testimony to a truthful conclusion, was incomparable. It didn’t take long into the court martial proceedings for us to realize we had chosen the BEST possible defense team for our son. You’ve heard the expression, “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” In this case, it took an entire legal defense team led by two extremely competent and experienced attorneys, Timothy Bilecki and Noel Tipon, to keep our son from a future stained with permanent defamatory labels – labels that would be incorrect descriptions of our son’s true character.
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Response from Timothy Bilecki April 9, 2015
Thank you for the kind words and comments. We were truly humbled. It was a great honor getting to know your family and representing your son - who was truly innocent. Our door is always open, don't hesitate to ask for anything. To us, you are family.
Posted by Justin | January 21, 2015
Mr. Bilecki thank you
Well all i have to say is that Tim Bilecki is a damn good lawyer. Words can't explain how much he done for me in such little time. Great guy to work with, always right by your side no matter what the situation is he will always have your back. Also want to say thank very much so much weight has been lifted off of my chest.
Response from Timothy Bilecki April 9, 2015
It was a true pleasure representing you and taking care of this for you - you shouldn't have ever had to go through this process to begin with. As you know, the prosecution did everything they could to win at all costs and it was an absolute pleasure denying them the opportunity to do so. Our door is always open if you need us.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2014
Tim Bilecki: The Messiah of military defense counsels
Facing a court martial or adverse action? Well, READ THIS!!!!!!!!! I must first start by saying, I rarely ever write reviews on anything. This time around I felt compelled to write a review in effort help my fellow Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guard and DOD civilian comrades. Here is my story…….As a Sergeant First Class, while deployed to Afghanistan, one female Soldier made an allegation that I had touched her inappropriately. As a result CID was called in and conducted a “so called” investigation into the allegation. CID’s investigation entailed taking the statement of my accuser and conducting a canvas interview that was essentially a dragnet to solicit any information to solidify the claim of my accuser. The dragnet produced four additional female Soldiers that made allegations that I was inappropriate with them. At no time during the investigation an attempt was made to determine the truthfulness of the allegations made against me; only efforts to bolster the allegations of my accusers. At this point, I was understandably distressed and frustrated over the allegations. According to CID, there were three allegations of abusive sexual contact and two allegations of assault impending against me. Simultaneously, the chain of command ordered and conducted a 15-6 investigation into the same matters of the CID’s investigation. Yes!! On one end, I was being investigated by CID for an alleged criminal offenses and on the other end, investigated for the same matter via a 15-6 investigation. The 15-6 was concluded first, the IO determined allegations of abusive sexual contact was unfounded; but, concluded that I created a hostile work environment. I received a GOMR for the findings of the 15-6 while I was awaiting trial. Despite two comprehensive appeals to the CG, relating the results of 15-6 did not meet the preponderance of evidence standard and preempted my impending court-martial depriving me of due process. After six months of anguish and distress, CID finally concluded their investigation; subsequently, my chain of command referred charges against me; three specifications of abusive sexual contact consummated by battery (violation of Article 128). After 19 years of service as a senior non-commissioned officer I was repulsed by the command’s decision to refer charges against me for these unfounded allegations. Immediately, I contacted TDS and met with a military defense lawyer, they instantly informed me that the government was deliberately “stacking the deck against me,” in effort to dishonorably discharge me out of the military; despite having 19 years of honorable service. A conviction for the charges would entail forfeiture of my retirement, SGLI Bill, all VA benefits. I would also be required to register as a sex offender, serve jail time and face the prospect of never getting a decent job due to a felony conviction. Needless to say, I could not fathom this scenario. After two weeks of consulting with my TDS appointed attorney and sensing a slight disinterest to doggedly fight the charges against me. I decided I would look into hiring a civilian attorney; unknown to me at the time this should not have been a consideration, it should have been an absolute requirement…….So, you may ask, why hire a civilian attorney? HERE”S WHAT I REALIZED FOLLOWING MY SIX MONTH ORDEAL: After all, if the government is trying to take away your freedom or your livelihood, the stakes are very, very, very high. I cannot stress this enough, with so much on the line, you must get the best legal defense you can get. Through my ordeal, I realized, my military defense lawyer was truly adversarial against the prosecutor and the charges I was facing. However, depending on the severity of the charges your appointed military lawyer may be required to do the unthinkable by challenge/subpoena the CG as well as other general officers to prove your innocence, as well
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Response from Timothy Bilecki April 9, 2015
It looks like your review got cut off, but I really appreciate and am humbled by your words. This was a case that should never have gone to trial but for the military's war on sexual assault - or in your case - a witch hunt. CID was hell bent on getting a conviction as opposed to finding the truth. I'm glad that we (with the extraordinary help of Nathan Moores at Kiamalu Investigations) were able to show the jury the true facts and get you acquitted. That Not Guilty verdict was was proof positive that even when the odds are against you, you can win. Keep in touch, you are part of the B&T family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 550-550 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Bilecki Law Group, LLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Bilecki & Tipon, LLLC
  • 2014 - 2021
  • Partner
  • The Bilecki Law Group, LLLC
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Senior Defense Counsel
  • United States Army Trial Defense Service, Pacific Rim
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Hirschhorn & Bieber
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Consultant
  • Nationwide Paging, Inc.
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • Babson College
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2021
  • Babson College
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
  • 2018
  • NACDL Seminar Defending the Unthinkable: Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault and Child Victims Cases
  • 2013
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • 2010
  • Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army - International Law Course
  • 2005
  • Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army - Criminal Law Advocacy Course
  • 2004
  • Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army
  • OBC
  • 2003
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Boston College
  • BS
  • 1999
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. E-6
  • Full Acquittal
  • U.S. v. Marine Corps E-4 - Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii - Sept 2011
  • NO FEDERAL CONVICTION
  • United States v. E-4
  • Charges Not Preferred
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Associations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Worldwide Registry of Executives & Professionals
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Academy of Experts, Writers and Speakers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Academy of Best Selling Authors
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Attendant
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Court of Appeals for Armed Forces
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Sports Car Club of America
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • EXPY - Commemorative Award
  • National Academy of Experts, Writers and Speakers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Quilt Award - Commemorative Award
  • National Academy of Best Selling Authors
  • 2013
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Army Trial Defense Service
  • 2010
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • US Army Pacific
  • 2008
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • US Army
  • 2008
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • US Army
  • 2008
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Joint Task Force - Balikatan, Philippines
  • 2008
  • Army Superior Unit Award
  • US Army Trial Defense Service
  • 2005
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • US Army
  • 2005
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • US Army Trial Defense Service
  • 2005
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • US Army
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Business of Broadway
  • Guilty until proven innocent
  • 2019
  • Expy Awards - 2014
  • X-Talk
  • 2014
  • Trial Defense Service Regional Training
  • Cross Examination and Law Enforcement
  • 2010
  • Trial Defense Service, Pacific Rim Regional Training
  • Effective Cross-Examination
  • 2009
  • State of Hawaii Public Health Emergency Symposium
  • Federal Law and the Military - Disaster Response
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (53)
Endorse Timothy
Military law Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I faced TIm several times over my military career- I would recommend him to anyone facing a court-martial."
Military law Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for his dedication to the community."
Military law Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tim. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Military law Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim is an oustanding litigator and advocate. Tim's passion for assisting Soldiers is only outweighed by his knowledge and skill in the court room. I keep Tim's number on speed dial. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tim is a great advocate. I highly recommend Tim and know that he always does great work for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim Bilecki is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is very passionate about providing excellent criminal defense representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is probably the best attorney I have ever encountered. He is constantly seeking to be the best and it certainly shows by his case record. Very impressed by Tim and endorse him as probably the best military criminal defense attorney that I have met or even heard of."
Military law Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Iron Sharpens Iron! Tim Bilecki is the most challenging attorney I have ever opposed. We had several good battles during our time together in Korea. Tim is passionate and zealous about his craft. He will flat out work his opposition. He is a masterful storyteller. Last, but not least, he uses his keen intellect to master complex legal issues for the benefit of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A solid track record that comes from a solid knowledge of the law and solid experience in the courtroom. If you doubt it, just read the praise he gets from his clients, the endorsements from respectful attorneys, better yet, take a look at the last 100 cases page on his web site. If you have a military justice question, he is your man. As simple as that. I highly recommend him to you. His reputation will precede him. And it can only help you."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Military law Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He aggressively works to file every pre trial motion possible to advantage his clients for the best resolution at trial. He knows the law and takes advantage of it to help his clients. Not only that but Tim is very easy to communicate with and he understands each client's individual needs. He is dedicated to each of his clients and often sacrafices his personal time to get done what needs to get done for his clients."
Military law Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim Bilecki is an aggressive, no-nonsense military defense attorney. I strongly recommend him to any service member facing courts-martial or an administrative proceeding."
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Tampa Military law Lawyer Timothy James Bilecki
Timothy James Bilecki
Military law Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 21 years
Virtual consultation available