Daniel R. Tilly
Director, Advocacy Programs, Assistant Professor of Law, Campbell Law School
Dan Tilly earned his degree in political science from the University of Texas and began working in politics and government in Austin, Texas. He served as the deputy director of the statewide campaign for a Supreme Court of Texas justice and campaign manager for two Texas House of Representatives members. He later served as a chief of staff in the Texas legislature. Professor Tilly earned a JD from Baylor Law School, graduating with honors. As a student, he served as a senior executive editor of the Baylor Law Review, competed as a mock trial advocate, and published an article concerning the rights of adoptive children. Dan Tilly is an experienced litigator and trial attorney who teaches students the application of evidence, procedure, and advocacy in the courtroom. He came to Campbell Law from private law practice in Texas, where he litigated claims in civil trial courts involving various legal issues, including real estate disputes, construction defects, personal injury claims, and medical malpractice torts. During his practice, Tilly represented clients on both the plaintiff and defense sides of the docket for cases taken to trial, arbitrated, or resolved through mediation. While in private practice, he also worked as an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School, teaching core principles of real property to first-year students. He was also instrumental in developing the second-year trial advocacy program at Baylor by teaching mock trial competitors the fundamentals of advocacy, evidence, and procedure in a courtroom environment. Tilly serves as the Director of Advocacy Programs at Campbell School of Law.