Attorney Peter Howard Tilem
Senior Partner at Tilem & Associates, PC
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. Many of Mr. Tilem’s cases
received great notoriety and public attention.
He was honored for his effort by various departments within the New York
City Police Department, including the Detective Bureau, the Organized
Crime Investigation Division and the Police Academy. Mr. Tilem was also
assigned to conduct educational and training classes for police officers,
prosecutors and public schools. He resigned in the fall of 2001 as a Senior
Prosecutor to pursue a career in private practice.
He started Lenihan & Tilem, LLP, where he continued to handle high
profile cases. In connection to one such case, he appeared on 60 Minutes
and CNN. At this firm, he considerably expanded his already substantial
litigation experience, appearing frequently in both state and federal
courts on both civil and criminal cases, and litigating a wide variety
of real estate, commercial, estate, and family matters.
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 has recently been retained in connection
to the litigation surrounding the estate of Russell Jones (a rapper also
known as “Old Dirty Bastard” or “ODB”).
Mr. Tilem was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and was awarded his
Bachelors of Arts Degrees in Economics and Biology from Carnegie-Mellon
University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Tilem received his Juris Doctor
(JD) from Pace University School of Law at the White Plains, New York
campus in the spring of 1991.
Mr. Tilem is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United
States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, State Courts of Connecticut and
New York and the Federal Courts of the United States District Courts for
the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and
the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He was
also admitted and appeared pro hac vice in the Federal Court in New Jersey,
State Court of New Jersey, and State Court of Maryland.
Contact Tilem & Associates, PC regarding your legal matter today. We can be reached by phone at (888)
840-0043, and your initial consultation is free.