Tillotson & Martin, LLC

Tillotson & Martin, LLC

Our passion at Tillotson & Martin, L.L.C., is defending citizens against unfair traffic & DUI laws. We defend DWI cases anywhere in Virginia.

Firm Overview

We write the book for DWI defense for Virginia attorneys and provide seminars for attorneys on how to beat the breath test machine. We train extensively to develop and improve cutting edge defenses. Our attorneys are active National College for DUI Defense members, are certified in NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing, and are trained to interpret breath test and blood test data.


Main Office

Main Office
13195 Warwick Blvd, Ste 2A
Newport News VA 23602


(757) 969-5197


(757) 969-5988


Free Initial Consultation?

Absolutely. Attorneys Tillotson and Martin do all consultations.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We charge a fixed or flat fee for all criminal defense cases including DWI Defense. We also offer payment plans.

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 24 hour answering service

Office Manager

Sarah and Pattie are ready to assist you!

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Other Offices

Virginia Beach Satellite Office (by appointment only)
One Columbus Center
Virginia Beach


We write the 676 page Virginia Practice Series book “Virginia DUI Law: Understanding the Scientific, Medical, Technological and Legal Aspects of a DUI Case.”

Michael Tillotson started the DWI Defense firm with the belief that innocent people were being wrongfully convicted and those who were guilty were being unfairly devastated by bad DWI laws.

Michael Tillotson

Tillotson & Martin, LLC

Mr. Tillotson graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies in 1986. He received the Alpha Signa Award for graduating with the highest grade point average in his field of study. In 1990, he received his juris doctor from Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary.

Organization Involvement & Relevant Expertise

Being involved in professional legal organizations allows attorneys to keep abreast of the latest information in their field. Mr. Tillotson is an active member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense as well as a Lifetime Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also been recognized by the National College for DUI Defense for his dedication to defending citizens who have been accused of driving while intoxicated.

In addition to criminal defense and personal injury law, Mr. Tillotson has the scientific and medical knowledge that is necessary for DUI defense. Mr. Tillotson has taken the courses required to become a nationally certified breath test operator and has received training from the NHTSA on field sobriety tests. He even owns an Intoxilyzer 5000 machine and an Intoxilyzer S-D5 that can be used to do research for his pending cases. These are the same breathalyzer units used by Virginia law enforcement agencies.

Recognition by Legal Peers

Mr. Tillotson was recognized as one of The American Trial Lawyers Association's Top 100 Trial Lawyers from Virginia. The American Trial Lawyers Association uses strict criteria to identify the top attorneys from each state.

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.