Areas of Concentration

  • Complex Real Estate Litigation
  • Corporate & Business Transactions
  • Business Litigation


  • California
  • U.S. District Courts:
    • Northern District
    • Central District
    • Eastern District


  • J.D. (1990) University of San Francisco School of Law, cum laude
  • B.A. (1983) University of California, Berkeley

Memberships & Honors

  • Mr. Tillotson has serves as Pro Bono Panelist for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District, representing incarcerated individuals in civil rights litigation.

David B. TillotsonDavid B. Tillotson is an experienced litigator and business attorney who functions as general counsel for a number of small businesses in real estate investment, real estate brokerage, construction, IT services, and food service industries. He started his career in 1990 with the predecessor to FRBP and rejoined the firm in 2012 as a partner. While he continues to maintain a strong real estate practice, he has broadened his practice areas to include unfair competition and trade secret matters, intellectual property infringement litigation, and the negotiation and drafting of IT service agreements and technology licensing, re-seller, OEM and similar agreements.

Mr. Tillotson assists clients in managing risk and being proactive in avoiding contested matters. However, Mr. Tillotson also brings to bear considerable experience with all facets of litigation from case inception to trial and appeal. In his over twenty years of experience he has represented commercial brokers, property owners, commercial tenants, contractors and virtually all parties involved in commercial real estate disputes, boundary disputes, easement and access disputes, inverse condemnation, and earth movement disputes. He has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, tried numerous cases to verdict and participated in dozens of mediations. He has been appointed Special Master in complex trust litigation by the S.F. Superior Court and also serves as a mediator.