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Get to Know the Maxwell Tillman Team
June 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM
The Maxwell Tillman team of attorneys

Experience, knowledge, and compassion matter when selecting a personal injury lawyer for your case, and you’ll get each when you rely on Maxwell Tillman. With combined decades of experience, Maxwell Tillman attorneys provide the consultation and representation you need in a case or trial.

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, we’re proud to represent our neighbors—people, not corporations, insurance companies, or hospitals—and we stand ready to fight large entities, no matter how powerful. But don’t take our word for it; let our 97.7% personal injury success rate establish your confidence in what our team can do for you. It’s our dedication to serving our clients and lucid understanding of the law that has earned us the distinction of one of the Top 100 Trial and Personal Injury Lawyers in the United States.

Let’s get into what separates Maxwell Tillman from other firms, our practice areas, and how we can help ensure you receive the exceptional representation you deserve.

Meet the Maxwell Tillman Team

Each attorney on the Maxwell Tillman team holds degrees from some of the most prestigious law schools in the United States, as well as the experience needed to provide unparalleled representation.

Prior to founding Maxwell Tillman, Leroy Maxwell, Jr., spent years as a senior civil litigator and criminal defense trial lawyer at one of Birmingham’s leading firms. He also honed his skills as a Fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, working in each area of Appellate Litigation. Leroy also provided legal assistance to the poor while addressing systemic issues perpetuated by unfair criminal justice policies through community outreach, education, and policy reform. Throughout his career, he has won millions of dollars for both personal injury and civil rights clients.

Bessemer, Alabama, native, Ontario J. Tillman brings his dedication to community and law practice to Maxwell Tillman. It is his love and understanding of his community’s needs that drive his effort to ensure appropriate sensitivity shown to his clients to ensure justice is served. Before joining the team, Ontario developed his skills working on criminal, family law, and civil litigation cases at both the state and federal levels. He places his clients’ best interests first, whether in an investigation, litigation, or negotiation, fighting for his client each step of the way.

Maxwell Tillman attorney, Matthew A. Bailey, developed his skills during many years leading the Post-Conviction and Appellate department at one of Alabama’s leading criminal defense firms. There, he was involved in a range of cases, spanning from misdemeanors to capital murder. He brings this experience to the team where he mainly works on criminal and civil appeals, civil rights cases, and pardons and paroles. He guides each client through the complex legal process and ensures they understand the ins and outs of their case.

Our newest attorney, Austin Russell, joined the team in 2017 as a law clerk. He takes on employment, civil rights, and general civil litigation cases at Maxwell Tillman. Prior to joining us, Austin graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Political Science (Cum Laude) and earned his Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law. His passion and dedication to fairness guide his efforts in the legal system, which he believes must represent equality for all.

Choose Birmingham’s Leading Person Injury Law Firm

With combined decades of experience and dedication to our community, Maxwell Tillman has the experience and knowledge to ensure you receive a fair case or trial. Reach out to us today and let us help you navigate the legal process, and join the hundreds of other clients we’ve represented.