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Peter Howard Tilem

Peter Howard Tilem

Tilem & Associates, PC
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Real Estate Law ...
  • Connecticut, New York
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Peter Tilem’s legal career started in September of 1991 as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, where he was assigned to the prosecution and investigation of hundreds, if not thousands, of criminal cases—including violent crimes, white collar crimes and homicides.

Since founding Tilem & Associates, PC, Mr. Tilem has continued to litigate in both state and federal courts and has continued his representation of clients involved in high-profile cases. Mr. Tilem appears regularly in the newspaper and on television concerning his representation in such cases and as a legal commentator. He is also frequently asked to teach continuing legal education classes having to do with both legal skills and legal ethics.

Mr. Tilem has similarly built an impeccable reputation among the bench and bar (Judges and Attorneys) as a skilled, effective and knowledgeable attorney and as a result has earned the highest possible and most prestigious ratings from firms such as AVVO and Martindale Hubbell, Lexis/Nexis. Mr. Tilem has been able to steadily grow his practice by adhering to several guiding principles which have translated to obtaining exceptional results for his clients. Mr. Tilem believes that listening to clients not only helps to calm clients during remarkably stressful litigation but also helps the attorneys understand the facts necessary to obtain the best possible results for the client. Mr. Tilem also believes in giving clients individualized attention and litigating strategically. By adhering to these principles and by building a team of lawyers who are guided by the same principles, Mr. Tilem and his firm have been able to develop a track record of obtaining exceptional results over a long period of practice. With more than 25 years of experience Mr. Tilem has developed the knowledge, experience and legal acumen to provide clients who are facing bruising court battles the best possible representation.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    White Collar Crime
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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2nd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court, District of Connecticut
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United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
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United States District Court, Southern District of New York
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  • English
Professional Experience
Tilem & Associates, PC
- Current
Of Counsel
Fischer Porter Thomas & Reinfeld
Managing Partner
Lenihan & Tilem, LLP
Senior Prosecutor
Manhattan District Attorney's Office
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
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Carnegie Mellon University
B.A | Biology/Economics
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10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of New York
The American Society of Legal Advocates
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Certificate of Appreciation
New York City Police Department - Police Academy Law Department
Certificate of Appreciation
Detective Endowment Association
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
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American Bar Association
Activities: ABA Advisory Panel
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United States Supreme Court Bar
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New York Criminal Lawyers
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Westchester County Bar Association
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New York State Bar  # 2466035
- Current
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Connecticut State Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Strategies for Defending Firearms Offense Charges
Aspatore Book Publication
OCA Transfers All Cases from Town's Drug Court
New York Law Journal
Brooke Astor's Son: I'm Too Sick to Be Imprisoned
New York Times
Judge tossed kid-injury case after DA sat on charges
New York Post
New York Law Firm Announces Dismissal of Felony Gun Charge Based Upon Federal Defense
Earth Times
Speaking Engagements
DWI and Gun cases, Prostitution, Prosecutorial and Judicial Misconduct, Law Talk
Moot Court Judge, National Appelate Advocacy
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Websites & Blogs
Peter Howard Tilem's Website Profile
Tilem & Associates, PC Website
Greenburgh Speeding Ticket Attorney Blog
New York Criminal Attorney Blog
New York Law Diary Blog
Contact & Map
Tilem & Associates, PC
188 E Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Toll-Free: (877) 377-8666
Telephone: (914) 833-9785