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Karl M. Tilleman

is a Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Phone 602.257.5244

Peer Rating  5/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law

  • ......................... 34%Insurance and Reinsurance
  • ......................... 33%Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • ......................... 33%Litigation

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 201 East Washington Street, 16th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2382
Phone 602.257.5244
Website www.steptoe.com

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5 out of 5

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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1990, Arizona
EducationUniversity of Calgary, B.S., Psychology, 1986; J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1990 Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief, Brigham Young University Law Review
Awards & RecognitionNoteworthy
Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers 2009 and 2010 for Business Litigation
Class Action Claim Denial, Suit Dismissal, Summary Judgment: 3 Allstate Victories
Select News & Events
Southwest Super Lawyers Honors 14 Steptoe Attorneys
Fourteen Steptoe & Johnson LLP Attorneys in Phoenix are Named Super Lawyers
Tilleman Appointed Managing Partner in Steptoe's Phoenix Office
Steptoe Launches Subprime Lending Litigation Team
Steptoe Team Invalidates Extraterritorial Subpoenas in Phoenix
Steptoe Litigation Team Quashes International Seizure Warrant
Reported CasesRecent and Current Matters
Representing the University of Southern California and Urban Partners in a multi-million dollar antitrust and RICO lawsuit in Federal Court in Los Angeles, California.
Lead trial counsel for the Harlem Globetrotters in an intellectual property action brought in Federal Court by Meadowlark Lemon, Curly Neal, and other former Globetrotter superstars.
Representing Western Union in a subpoena enforcement action versus the State of Arizona.
Representing Allstate, AIG, Travelers, and other major insurance carriers in complex coverage and bad-faith actions.
Representing UnitedHealth Group entities in administrative and judicial actions involving various health care disputes.
Represented the City of Peoria in an alleged multi-million dollar toxic tort wrongful death action.
PublicationsCo-author, "Closing the Book on CERCLA Section 107 'Joint and Several' Claims by Liable Parties," 999, 18 Va. Envtl. L.J. 160
Does the Tenth Amendment Pose Any Judicial Limit on the Commerce Clause After Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority and South Carolina v. Baker? 1989, B.Y.U. L. Rev. 231
EmploymentJudicial Clerkships
Hon. Justice Clarence Thomas and former Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, US Supreme Court, 1992-1993
Hon. John T. Noonan, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1990-1991
Additional Bio DetailsKarl M. Tilleman is the managing partner of the Phoenix office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP. As a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group, his practice focuses on litigating antitrust, intellectual property, RICO, insurance coverage and bad faith, construction, and environmental disputes. His clients include leaders in the insurance, healthcare, money transmitter, and entertainment industries.

Office Information

Karl M. Tilleman
201 East Washington Street, 16th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2382