Kris Holub Tilley
Kris Tilley is a senior shareholder of the Davis Brown Law Firm and a trial attorney in the firm's Litigation Division. Her practice encompasses general civil litigation matters with an emphasis in the areas of insurance defense, product liability and employment law.
trial experience encompasses litigation in federal and state courts as
well as administrative agencies. She has handled a wide variety of civil
cases including the vigorous defense of products liability and warranty
claims, wrongful death actions, gross negligence claims, breach of
contract actions, employment disputes, business torts, and challenges
under open meeting laws. She also has defended personal injury claims
for numerous insurance companies for over 20 years. Kris has
successfully litigated multiple jury trials, many of which culminated in
total defense verdicts. She also has resolved numerous lawsuits through
private settlements, motion practice and mediation.
litigation experience includes serving as local counsel for American
Home Products/Wyeth in defense of product liability claims arising out
of the diet drug medication commonly referred to as fen-phen. That
representation included the disposition of approximately 100 individual
cases filed in both state and federal multi-district litigation. She
also served as local counsel to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in the
defense of over a dozen individual smoker cases filed in federal court.
After extensive discovery, each of the smoker cases ultimately was
voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiffs without any compensation paid to