“It is very rewarding to be able to make a difference in the lives of our clients when they're going through difficult times.”
For Rebecca Tillery, representing a client in divorce allows her to utilize many different areas of the law, including elements of real estate law, tax law and on some occasions even criminal law.
Rebecca is KoonsFuller’s latest attorney to get Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Her compassion and thorough preparation have won her a place on the list of the 2012 and 2013 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars in family law published by Thomson Reuters and featured also in Texas Monthly magazines.
“Family law runs the gamut,” Ms. Tillery says. The opportunity to use her expertise in support of her clients drove her to this practice.
After clerking for KoonsFuller during law school, Ms. Tillery joined the firm in 2007 as an Associate in the Dallas office. Having grown up in the Plano area, Ms. Tillery enjoys using her extensive knowledge of both Dallas County and Collin County to serve a wide range of clientele. Especially within her appellate practice, Ms. Tillery gets the chance to represent individuals from all over the state and enjoys the challenge that comes with such a far-reaching practice.
While at KoonsFuller, Ms. Tillery has built a thriving appellate practice, which gives her a special edge in family law. “Working on an appeal allows me the chance to help shape the law in our state while also honing my persuasive writing and speaking skills,” she says.
Ms. Tillery earned a bachelor of business administration in finance at the University of Texas at Austin in 2003 with a concentration in accounting. After college, she worked as a financial analyst for a global business services company.
Ms. Tillery enjoys the opportunity to take on complex property cases that tap her financial know-how. Ms. Tillery’s proficiency in understanding a business entity’s financial statements and operating documents can be crucial in complicated cases where the characterization or valuation of a closely-held business comes into play.
Ms. Tillery earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 2007. Selected for the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team for two years in a row, she won Best Appellant Brief in 2006 and members of the faculty selected her as a National Member of the Order of the Barristers in 2007.
Since graduating from law school, she has authored and co-authored numerous articles on family law and given many speeches to various law groups.
Ms. Tillery is a member of the Dallas Bar Association (DBA), Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Collin County Young Lawyers (CCYLA), Family Law Section of the DBA, Appellate Law Section of the DBA, American Bar Association, and the College of the State Bar of Texas.
She was recently selected for the 2012 DAYL Leadership Class. She shows leadership in the greater legal community with her roles within the Leadership Class, the Dallas Bar Association Legal Lines Committee, and serving as the 2012 Co-Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Admissions and Membership Committee
“At this firm,” she says, “every case gets 100% dedication from the attorneys and staff. No two cases get treated identically and there is enough talent and experience among the attorneys to provide every client with the attention to detail they deserve.”