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Attorney Lesley A. Tiller in Jonesborough, Tennessee

 
 
 
Lesley A. Tiller
 
Lesley A. Tiller

Lesley brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with her to The Scott Firm, which she joined after serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Sullivan County from June 2011 through December 2016. While she was an Assistant District Attorney, Lesley earned a reputation as a thorough and aggressive advocate. She prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, including murder, vehicular homicide, robbery, and sale/delivery/possession with intent to sell drugs within 1000 feet of a school.

Lesley has significant jury trial experience, as well as extensive experience investigating and building a successful case. Her primary responsibilities as an ADA were prosecuting serious drug cases and vehicular homicides; as such, she gained valuable insight regarding how law enforcement operates and conducts investigations, techniques law enforcement uses, and mechanisms to obtain and preserve evidence. She is also well-versed on the law regarding search warrants and the reliability of confidential informants, as she was one of the primary attorneys on-call 24/7 to review and assist police officers with the drafting of search warrants.

Lesley has extensive experience investigating and litigating fatal vehicle crashes. She served as the Coordinator for Sullivan County’s Fatal Incident Reconstruction Support Team and, in that capacity, reviewed serious and fatal crashes in Sullivan County and advised law enforcement officers regarding steps to take in their investigations. She has received extensive training in the areas of Driving under the Influence and Crash Investigation and has attended multiple Vehicular Homicide Seminars where she was trained by experts in the field of crash reconstruction. She also has attended a three-day seminar regarding drug-impaired driving under the influence cases, where she learned from experts in the field of toxicology, and a two-day seminar regarding understanding the physiology of eye movement and impairment. While she worked at the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office, she prosecuted several high-profile vehicular homicide by intoxication cases, including State v. James Hamm, Jr., State v. Patricia Rhea, and State v. Samuel Huffine.

Lesley also has experience with appellate work, as she served as a judicial clerk to Judge David H. Welles on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals in Nashville. While she was a judicial clerk, Lesley reviewed trial court transcripts, researched novel legal issues, and drafted appellate opinions.

Lesley earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude and concentrated her studies in the area of Advocacy and Dispute Resolution. She also served as a Research Editor for the Tennessee Law Review and a Staff Editor for the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy. For her undergraduate degree, she attended North Park University in Chicago, Illinois and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government.

Licensed to Practice in:
All Tennessee State Courts
United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Bar Memberships:
Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Tennessee Bar Association
Bristol, Tennessee Bar Association (President in 2013; Vice-President in 2012)

Call Lesley directly at (423) 430-8124


 
 
Lesley A. Tiller's Notable Cases and Jury Trials

State v. James Hamm, Jr., Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication, Sullivan County Criminal Court case number S63,930, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals case number E2016-02265-CCA-R3-CD

State v. Garrick Graham and Bashan Murchison, Sale and Delivery of over ½ gram of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a school, Sullivan County Criminal Court case numbers S60,426 and S60,427, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals case numbers E2014-01267-CCA-R3-CD (link: http://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/grahamgarrick.pdf) and E2014-01250-CCA-R3-CD (link:http://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/murchisonbashanopn2.pdf)

State v. Jordan Peters, Delivery of Psilocin (Schedule I) within 1000 feet of a school, Sullivan County Criminal Court case number S58,069 and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals case numbers E2012-02135-CCA-R3-CD (link: http://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/petersjordanopn.pdf) and E2014-02322-CCA-R3-CD (link: http://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/petersjordanopn_0.pdf)

State v. Michael Hufford, Telephone Harassment, Sullivan County Criminal Court case number S60,181, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals case number E2012-02162-CCA-R3-CD (link: http://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/huffo...

State v. Patricia Rhea, Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication, Sullivan County Criminal Court case number S63,506

State v. Samuel Huffine, Vehicular Homicide by Intoxication, Sullivan County Criminal Court case number S64,194, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals case number E2016-02267-CCA-R3-CD

State v. Jeffrey Walker, Driving under the Influence 4th offense, Sullivan County Criminal Court case number S60,797

State v. Matthew Hall, et al., Aggravated Assault, Sullivan County Criminal Court case numbers S60,821, S61,234, and S60,822

State v. Antonio McMiller, Sale and Delivery of over ½ gram Cocaine within 1000 feet of a school, Sullivan County Criminal Court case number S61,735, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals case number E2015-01597-CCA-R3-CD (link: https://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/mcmillerantonioopn.pdf)

State v. William Franklin Robinette, Greene County Criminal Court case number 10-CR-211, and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals case number E2015-00154-CCA-R3-CD (link: https://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/robinettewilliamfopn.pdf)

Post-Conviction Cases
Troy Bartley v. State, Sullivan County Criminal Court case number C59,887 and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals case number E2012-01881-CCA-R3-PC (link: https://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/bartleytroyopn.pdf)

Johnny Heitz v. State, Sullivan County Criminal Court case number C57,965 and Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals case number E2012-01171-CCA-R3-PC (link: https://www.tncourts.gov/sites/default/files/heitzjohnnylopn.pdf)