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Tilem & Campbell, PC
Peter Tilem

188 East Post Road
White Plains NY 10601
(888) ANY-CRIME

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Tilem & Campbell, PC

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Criminal Defense

Tilem & Campbell, PC is a White Plains, New York law firm providing exceptional state and federal criminal defense representation. Our firm combines the skills of a former Senior Prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, a former Westchester and Suffolk Assistant District Attorney and an experienced practitioner and appellate advocate. We represent clients in all state and federal courts in New York and Connecticut.

Our lawyers have handled thousands of cases, from homicides, serious felonies and complex conspiracies to misdemeanors and traffic offenses. As former prosecutors, we understand how prosecuting attorneys prepare cases and we prepare our clients for any contingency. Some of the federal and state crimes we are prepared to handle include:

  • Homicide, murder, manslaughter
  • Weapons crimes
  • Gun crimes
  • Assault and battery
  • DWI/DUI
  • Traffic violations
  • Traffic misdemeanors
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Leaving the Scene of an Incident
  • Computer Crimes
  • Appeals Drug possession
  • Narcotics and drug crimes
  • Larceny and grand larceny
  • Conspiracy
  • Internet offenses
  • White collar crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Escort Service and Prostitution Related Offenses
  • And many other state and federal criminal defense matters

The potential loss of freedom, civil rights, and personal assets is a grave situation. It is important to hire an attorney as soon as you have been arrested or know you are under investigation.

But hiring the right New York criminal defense attorney can be a difficult decision. We have helped many people facing difficult and daunting criminal charges. Our lawyers have worked on many high-profile criminal defense cases and understand how to manage the circumstances that surround our client's cases.

We understand the importance of hiring skilled professionals. We regularly work with investigators, forensic psychiatrists, and other experts that can assist in preparing our client's defense. In every case, our lawyers work one-on-one with clients from beginning to end to work out the best possible solution.

Contact Us

Please contact Tilem and Campbell, PC regarding your legal matter. We can be reached by phone at (914) 833-9785, or by E-Mail.

Attorneys

Peter H. Tilem

Mr. 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 by District Attorney Robert Morgenthau to the prosecution and investigation of hundreds if not thousands of criminal cases, including crimes of violence, white-collar crimes and homicides. Many of Mr. Tilem's cases received great notoriety and public attention. Mr. Tilem 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 from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in the fall of 2001 as a Senior Prosecutor to pursue a career in private practice.

After resigning from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Mr. Tilem started Lenihan & Tilem, LLP a White Plains, New York law firm where he continued to handle high profile cases. In connection to one such case, Mr. Tilem appeared on televison including appearances on 60 Minutes and CNN. At Lenihan & Tilem, 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, criminal, matrimonial and Family Court matters.

Mr. Tilem and John Campbell, who at the time was an associate of Lenihan & Tilem, met in 2002, and the two left Lenihan & Tilem to co-found the law firm of Tilem & Campbell in the summer of 2004. Since founding Tilem & Campbell, 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. Mr. Tilem has recently been reatined 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 law in the United States Supreme Court, United states Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, State Courts of Connecticut and New York and in 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. Mr. Tilem has also been admitted and appeared pro hac vice in the Federal Court in New Jersey, State Court of New Jersey, and in the State Court of Maryland. 

John Campbell

John Campbell is an experienced legal professional. He was an academic standout in both college and law school. He is an attorney who understands the concerns and needs of our working men and women and is a member in good-standing of Local 731 of the Laborer's International Union of North America. As a member of Local 731, Mr. Campbell assisted in the recovery effort at the World Trade Center disaster site - "Ground Zero". At that time of national crisis, Mr. Campbell worked side-by-side with members of many other union locals including: Locals 79, 1010 & 1018 of LIUNA; Locals 14, 14B & 15 of the International Union of Operating Engineers; and Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Together Peter Tilem and John Campbell are committed to providing exceptional legal advice and representation to individuals on issues related to criminal defense, DWI and traffic violations, personal injury and auto accidents, landlord tenant disputes, residential real estate, and civil litigation.

In addition, they provide comprehensive representation on issues important to business, such as business formations, business law, commercial litigation.

Contact Our Skilled White Plains, New York Attorneys

Please contact Tilem & Campbell, PC regarding your legal matter. We can be reached by phone at (914) 833-9785, or by E-Mail.

Managing Partner
White Plains, NY

Phone: 914-833-9785
Fax: 914-833-9788

Associate
White Plains, NY

Phone: 914-833-9785
Fax: 914-833-9788

Senior Associate
White Plains, NY

Phone: 914-833-9785
Fax: 914-833-9788

Senior Partner
White Plains, NY

Phone: 914-833-9785
Fax: 914-833-9788

 

Please Call : (914) 833-9785

Please Call : (914) 833-9785

 
Peter Howard Tilem

 

Senior Partner

Peter H. Tilem, the senior partner at the law firm, handles a wide array of criminal, commercial, real estate and family litigation at the firm. Mr. Tilem has a depth of experience in these areas as a result of successfully handling many very complex and high profile cases.

Mr. Tilem started his legal career in 1991 when he was appointed Assistant District Attorney by Robert M. Morgenthau at the New York County District Attorney's Office. As a junior prosecutor, Mr. Tilem was responsible for prosecuting a very large caseload of misdemeanors committed within the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Mr. Tilem was responsible for the prosecution of DWI's, assaults, larcenies, prostitution and narcotics as well as many other offenses and handled the cases from arrest through disposition or trial. In 1993, Mr. Tilem received Grand Jury training at the Manhattan District Attorney's office and began prosecuting felony cases from arrest, through the Grand Jury presentation and disposition or trial. Soon after receiving Grand Jury Training, Mr. Tilem was appointed to the Welfare Fraud Unit. As a member of the Welfare Unit, Mr. Tilem was responsible for handing a normal caseload of felony cases and also prosecuted complex fraud cases committed against the City of New York, Human Resources Administration (HRA).

After leaving the Welfare Fraud Unit, Mr. Tilem was appointed to the Firearms Trafficking Unit in 1996. As a member of the Firearms Trafficking Unit, Mr. Tilem worked with members of the New York City Police Department, Organized Crime Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in the investigation and prosecution of complex firearms sale conspiracy cases. Mr. Tilem traveled to Virginia and Georgia as part of these investigations into the flow of illicit guns into New York. Mr. Tilem took several of these cases to trial and won convictions and long sentences on some of the most notable gun traffickers. Mr. Tilem also was responsible for interviewing people arrested with illegal guns in New York to ascertain the source of illegal guns.

During, Mr. Tilem's tenure in the Firearms Trafficking Unit, Mr. Tilem also maintained a heavy caseload of other serious felonies including, stabbings, shootings, vehicular assault, bribery, drugs, robbery, burglary and many other s and successfully took many felony cases to trial that ultimately led to convictions.

In 1998, Mr. Tilem received homicide training at the New York County District Attorney's Office and began assisting other homicide prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of murders and other homicides in Manhattan. In 1999, Mr. Tilem was assigned to the homicide chart and was assigned to investigate and prosecute homicide cases. As a homicide prosecutor Mr. Tilem received special training including extensive training in DNA evidence and the use of DNA evidence in capital cases.

In addition, to Mr. Tilem's other responsibilities as a Senior Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Tilem trained and supervised other Assistant District Attorney's, lectured at public schools and spoke at community affairs events . Mr. Tilem also taught a class at the New York City Police Academy entitled "Excellence in Police Testimony" in which he helped prepare police cadets to testify in real Courtrooms. Mr. Tilem received many honors from the New York City Police Department for his work.

In 2001, Mr. Tilem resigned his appointment as an Assistant District Attorney to pursue a career in the private practice of law and to co-found the law firm of Lenihan & Tilem in White Plains, New York. During his almost 3 years at Lenihan & Tilem, Mr. Tilem applied his extensive trial and investigative experience from the District Attorney's Office to criminal defense, commercial, family, real estate and estate litigation and quickly established himself as a formidable litigator both in civil and criminal cases. Mr. Tilem continued to take cases to trial and successfully litigated many and varied cases. During the 3 years that Mr. Tilem was at Lenihan & Tilem, the firm grew rapidly and Mr. Tilem met John Campbell, a new associate at the firm. While at Lenihan & Tilem, Mr. Tilem continued to represent client's involved in high-profile cases and appeared on CNN and 60 Minutes, as well as frequent interviews on Radio, Television News and in the Newspapers .

In 2004, Mr. Tilem and Mr. Campbell founded the law firm of Tilem & Campbell in Larchmont, New York and due to the rapid growth of the firm relocated to its current location in downtown White Plains in 2007. Mr. Tilem continues to handle a wide array of complex civil and criminal litigation including, real estate and commercial litigation, family litigation, estate litigation, and federal and state criminal defense.

Mr. Tilem is admitted to practice before the State Courts of New York and Connecticut and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York and the District of Connecticut and in 2009 was admitted to practice before the highest court in the land the United States Supreme Court. He has also been granted the honor of pro hac vice admission before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the New Jersey State Courts, and the Maryland State Courts.

Mr. Tilem also lectured as an adjunct professor in Kingsborough Community College in the area of business law.

Mr. Tilem was born and raised in the City of New York and attended New York City Public Schools through high school.

Education

J.D., Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, 1991

B.A., Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 1988
Major: Biology/Economics

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

United States Supreme Court, 2009
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2009
New York, 1992
Connecticut, 1991
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2002
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2002
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2002

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member Since: 2003

Past Employment Positions

Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Senior Prosecutor, 1991 - 2001

Lenihan & Tilem, PC, White Plains, New York, Co-Founder

About Us

 

Dedicated to Preserving Your Interests, Liberty, Assets and Livelihood

At Tilem & Campbell, PC, our mission is to provide the highest quality of legal representation to businesses and individuals throughout the New York metropolitan area. The firm's commitment to providing personalized one-on-one attention to each and every one of our clients allows us to develop a legal plan finely customized to their specific circumstances.

 The attorneys John Campbell and Peter Tilem founded the firm and approach each case with a wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience. They have worked jointly on an abundant variety of cases involving complex legal and factual issues, many of which have made national and local news. By pooling their legal talents they are able to provide our clients with a unique approach on a wide array of legal issues, including:

The firm provides its clients with a unique combination of zealous legal representation, personal attention and compassionate client interaction. We also recognize the requirement of individuals and businesses to feel secure and safe with their attorneys.

Our lawyers endeavor to grow enduring relationships with our clients. They personally handle every aspect of cases, from the start through any appeals, allowing our clients the comfort of having one legal team throughout their case.

Contact Us

Please contact Tilem and Campbell, PC regarding your legal matter. We can be reached by phone at (914) 833-9785, or by E-Mail.

Attorneys

 

Peter H. Tilem

Mr. 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 by District Attorney Robert Morgenthau to the prosecution and investigation of hundreds if not thousands of criminal cases, including crimes of violence, white-collar crimes and homicides. Many of Mr. Tilem's cases received great notoriety and public attention. Mr. Tilem 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 from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in the fall of 2001 as a Senior Prosecutor to pursue a career in private practice.

After resigning from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Mr. Tilem started Lenihan & Tilem, LLP a White Plains, New York law firm where he continued to handle high profile cases. In connection to one such case, Mr. Tilem appeared on televison including appearances on 60 Minutes and CNN. At Lenihan & Tilem, 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, criminal, matrimonial and Family Court matters.

Mr. Tilem and John Campbell, who at the time was an associate of Lenihan & Tilem, met in 2002, and the two left Lenihan & Tilem to co-found the law firm of Tilem & Campbell in the summer of 2004. Since founding Tilem & Campbell, 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. Mr. Tilem has recently been reatined 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 law in the United States Supreme Court, United states Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, State Courts of Connecticut and New York and in 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. Mr. Tilem has also been admitted and appeared pro hac vice in the Federal Court in New Jersey, State Court of New Jersey, and in the State Court of Maryland. 

John Campbell

John Campbell is an experienced legal professional. He was an academic standout in both college and law school. He is an attorney who understands the concerns and needs of our working men and women and is a member in good-standing of Local 731 of the Laborer's International Union of North America. As a member of Local 731, Mr. Campbell assisted in the recovery effort at the World Trade Center disaster site - "Ground Zero". At that time of national crisis, Mr. Campbell worked side-by-side with members of many other union locals including: Locals 79, 1010 & 1018 of LIUNA; Locals 14, 14B & 15 of the International Union of Operating Engineers; and Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Together Peter Tilem and John Campbell are committed to providing exceptional legal advice and representation to individuals on issues related to criminal defense, DWI and traffic violations, personal injury and auto accidents, landlord tenant disputes, residential real estate, and civil litigation.

In addition, they provide comprehensive representation on issues important to business, such as business formations, business law, commercial litigation.

Contact Our Skilled White Plains, New York Attorneys

Please contact Tilem & Campbell, PC regarding your legal matter. We can be reached by phone at (914) 833-9785, or by E-Mail.

Managing Partner
White Plains, NY

Phone: 914-833-9785
Fax: 914-833-9788

Associate
White Plains, NY

Phone: 914-833-9785
Fax: 914-833-9788

Senior Associate
White Plains, NY

Phone: 914-833-9785
Fax: 914-833-9788

Senior Partner
White Plains, NY

Phone: 914-833-9785
Fax: 914-833-9788

 

Criminal Defense

 

Tilem & Campbell, PC is a White Plains, New York law firm providing exceptional state and federal criminal defense representation. Our firm combines the skills of a former Senior Prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, a former Westchester and Suffolk Assistant District Attorney and an experienced practitioner and appellate advocate. We represent clients in all state and federal courts in New York and Connecticut.

Our lawyers have handled thousands of cases, from homicides, serious felonies and complex conspiracies to misdemeanors and traffic offenses. As former prosecutors, we understand how prosecuting attorneys prepare cases and we prepare our clients for any contingency. Some of the federal and state crimes we are prepared to handle include:

  • Homicide, murder, manslaughter
  • Weapons crimes
  • Gun crimes
  • Assault and battery
  • DWI/DUI
  • Traffic violations
  • Traffic misdemeanors
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Leaving the Scene of an Incident
  • Computer Crimes
  • Appeals Drug possession
  • Narcotics and drug crimes
  • Larceny and grand larceny
  • Conspiracy
  • Internet offenses
  • White collar crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Escort Service and Prostitution Related Offenses
  • And many other state and federal criminal defense matters

The potential loss of freedom, civil rights, and personal assets is a grave situation. It is important to hire an attorney as soon as you have been arrested or know you are under investigation.

But hiring the right New York criminal defense attorney can be a difficult decision. We have helped many people facing difficult and daunting criminal charges. Our lawyers have worked on many high-profile criminal defense cases and understand how to manage the circumstances that surround our client's cases.

We understand the importance of hiring skilled professionals. We regularly work with investigators, forensic psychiatrists, and other experts that can assist in preparing our client's defense. In every case, our lawyers work one-on-one with clients from beginning to end to work out the best possible solution.

Contact Us

Please contact Tilem and Campbell, PC regarding your legal matter. We can be reached by phone at (914) 833-9785, or by E-Mail.

Contact Us

 

188 E. Post Road
White Plains, New York 10601
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We welcome you to contact us regarding any matter related to criminal defense, DWI and traffic violations, personal injury and auto accidents, wills, trusts, and estate administration, landlord tenant, residential and commercial real estate, business formations, business law, civil and commercial litigation, or Article 78 representation. We can be contacted by telephone, email, fax, or at the address listed below.

Our firm is centrally located in Larchmont, New York. We are ideally situated to serve clients in the New York City Metropolitan area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and White Plains, as well as Westchester County, Rockland County, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.


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