What Makes Tilton & Dunn Different?

Medical Malpractice Claim

After being turned down by over 10 different law firms, I was just about ready to give up. My husband and father of our two young children had just died after a prolonged hospitalization stemming from complications due to a ruptured ulcer. I knew his death was caused by medical malpractice but being rejected by so many law firms was filling me with doubt, especially after one prominent Minneapolis med mal attorney reviewed my husband’s records and talked with my husband’s treating surgeon, but then turned us down. I was exhausted. I was ready to quit. But then I decided to place one more call to the law firm of Tilton & Dunn. When I made that call, I first spoke with Mike Gross. Even though I told Mike I had been turned down by other law firms, Mike listened to my story. He agreed to review my husband’s medical records. He met with my husband’s treating surgeon (the same one the other attorney met with), and Mike consulted with medical experts. After doing those things, Bill, George, and Mike agreed to take on my case. I am so happy that I made the call to Tilton & Dunn. Their attention to detail found things no one else had taken the time to investigate. Bill, George and Mike along with their entire staff treated me with compassion and dignity. I am very satisfied with the outcome they were able to obtain for us. I would wholeheartedly tell anyone to seek counsel with the law firm of Tilton & Dunn, particularly if they have a claim involving issues of medical malpractice.

Patti Kuerschner

Professional Licensing Issue

When I started my career in 1991 as a professional nurse, I was energetic and enthusiastic. As I experienced profound empathy, I knew that I had chosen the right career. As the years passed, vicariously I witnessed some of the worst human physiological and psychological human conditions. I remained passionate and had a reputation as a caring and compassionate nurse. In 2009, I complained about a fellow worker’s conduct. In retaliation, this employee accused me of tampering with a controlled substance and false documentation in the medical log book to cover up the incident.

I had to stand before the Minnesota Board of Nursing to answer to the alleged charges. William Tilton, Attorney at Law, represented me as I faced losing my nursing license and possible criminal/federal charges of tampering with a controlled substance. William Tilton discovered that I made the correct entry on the medical log book and that the incident of the controlled substance was unfounded. William Tilton saved my career and restored my good reputation. The Minnesota Board of Nursing records all complaints regardless of the outcome. The Minnesota Board of Nursing found that my case was so egregious and unfair that my case was not recorded. If it were not for William Tilton I would have lost my nursing license. William Tilton is a skillful attorney, a fighter for justice and an outstanding humanitarian.

Thanks you so much,

Antoinette P. Lee

Wrongful Death of a Child

After my family and I suffered a devastating loss in 2011, we sought the help of a prominent Minneapolis law firm for what we thought to be a medical malpractice case. After the law firm initially accepted the case, we were kept in the dark for several months with little to no communication only to be told months later that they were no longer going to take the case. At this time, we decided to give it one more try and contacted Tilton & Dunn, and we are sure happy we did. From the very beginning, we primarily dealt with Mike Gross, who we found to be very thorough and knowledgeable on medical malpractice, but also extremely compassionate and understanding of the profound grief we were experiencing. He went above and beyond to make sure that we were always aware of where the case stood, and eventually, our case was settled early in the mediation process. We have no doubt that it was Mike’s hard work and knowledge of the case that ultimately resulted in an early settlement and the closure that we needed. Although I would never wish our suffering on anyone, I would highly recommend Tilton & Dunn and their wonderful staff to anyone going through a similar situation.

Katie Pullar

Wrongful Death of Husband

My high regards for such a great team of professionals, who each knew their part and worked so well with us with a successful outcome. They always kept me in the flow while working with me on my case. I have come to respect and admire the hard work, time, and dedication it takes to make a case and get the final resolution and pleased when the smallest detail was not over looked to my benefit. I recommend this law team with the highest regard. Their background and years of experience shines though. Tilton and Dunn is the law office I have used and gone back to.

Cynthia N.

Multiple Areas of Representation

We have been clients of the lawyers in the firm Tilton & Dunn for over twenty years. I highly recommend George Dunn, Bill Tilton and their staff to anyone needing a lawyer. Their expertise, professionalism, versatility and integrity mark their firm as one of the best in the Twin Cities. Both my husband and I have the utmost respect and trust for them both.

Barb and David Tilsen

I would trust these folks with my life, or with my kids lives. In fact, I am sure I have.

David Tilsen

Hunting Incident; Loss of Eye

Our experience with Tilton & Dunn was our first time ever having to meet with an attorney for anything. Their true concern for our situation of not only what had happened to us, but how it would affect us in the future, was evident from our first meeting. The attention to detail, preparation and response to all of our questions was exactly what I had hoped for. Throughout the process they would keep us informed, give us advice, but ultimately let us decide what we wanted to do as they understand they are working not only with you, but for you. I would recommend Tilton & Dunn to anyone that thinks they may need the help of an attorney, and I feel they would let you know if they could help you or not.

Robert N

Surgical Malpractice

In 2005 I was admitted to United Hospital for a minor surgery for a 24 to 48 hour stay. I woke up about a week later to find I had been admitted to ICU with a tracheostomy tube in my throat that I was breathing through. When I asked what happened I was told the trach tube was necessary to keep me alive. I wanted to know what caused it to be necessary. I received all kinds of answers, but none answered what I was asking. After discharge I found I could no longer work in my field as a nurse because of conflict between my need for the trach tube and hospital infection control practices. I still needed answers, and I still needed to work, so I tried to find an attorney who could get me the answers I needed, and to find how a minor procedure could have such major consequences. I spoke to 4 attorneys who could not take the case for some reason or other, 2 of these attorneys advertise on television 24 hours a day, each told me I did not have a case. Another wanted 5 thousand dollars just to look into the matter, which I could not afford since I had been out of work and had been living off my savings. The 5th could not take the case because one of his partners had defended the surgeon, a conflict of interest, a 6th attorney could not take the case because one of his in-laws was the surgeon’s patient. But he recommended I call Bill Tilton and I said I would, but did not. By now I felt I was getting the runaround, and they were all in this together, Then one day the attorney called me to find out why I had not gone to see Mr. Tilton. I told him I was trying to move beyond the incident and I realized I was getting pushed from one place to another. He asked me to please call Mr. Tilton, so I did. I met Bill Tilton later that week. I found him to be sincere and easy to talk to, and even if he found he could not help me I was happy to know him. He went to work right away and found that the statute of limitations was about to run out on my case, so he quickly filed the papers necessary, and then decided to look into the case. Bill kept me totally informed about the case and also said I could call him at any time if I had questions. Also Bill knew what questions to ask. He determined my surgeon had been negligent and set about to prove it. Later I found out he knew more about the surgical procedure than I who had been a nurse for 25 years. It took a while and at times I was a wreck, but Bill made sure I was kept informed and if he was out I could depend on Karen, Nicole, Kelly, George or Michael to hold my hand. I had found an entire family at Tilton & Dunn PLLP.  It took lots of legal back and forth, but eventually my case settled out of court, and I am very pleased with everything. Finally I could put this behind me and was able to make up for the material things I had lost; and I was able to help my grandchildren with their educations. Bill and his gang will always be a part of my life, to love them forever.


Lee Christenson

Complex Contract Issues

We are a healthcare consulting firm that has been a client of Tilton & Dunn since we began in 1999. The advice and support provided to us by George Dunn and the team has been an integral element to our growth and continued success. It always amazes me, when we do work for a Fortune 100 company with armies of attorneys, that George is able to work with them to modify agreements and work orders to ensure that our interests are best represented and protected.  Tilton and Dunn are trusted members of our business family. Good attorneys make for good business.

James Jorgenson, RPh, MS, FASHP

CEO, Visante Inc.

Insurance coverage; construction problems; miscellaneous family matters

Tilton & Dunn have represented me on multiple occasions over the past twenty years. Their attorneys are good people, very approachable and excellent listeners. They are resourceful and knowledgeable and their evaluations and recommendations in every situation were easy to understand and spot on. My best interest was their chief concern. They are aggressive when needed, and in every instance they were able to obtain the outcome I was hoping for without resorting to a court trial. I could not be happier with their work and I am grateful for their help. They get results and I highly recommend them.

Jim Kollitz. MD and Gayle Mattson Kollitz

Employment Discrimination, Estate Planning, Business Purchase

Bill, George and staff are not just considered my lawyers, but a part of my family. They have worked on several matters for me, including a will/trust, a last minute business contract, and a complicated employment matter.  In each of these instances, they provided dedicated service and compassion and gave me sound legal advice. The entire office has been outstanding to deal with and patient in answering my endless questions, no matter how trivial. The level of dedication to their clients is unparalleled and the breadth of matters they are able to handle truly makes them a standout law firm in the Twin Cities.

Brandi Bennett

Employment & Professional Credentialing

I am a double board certified surgeon who has had an unpleasant exchange or two with nurses and administration during my career, plus an out of hospital incident or two did not help. As an African American, I was also fighting the police who had basically assaulted me. In spite of all of the negatives, the team that Bill Tilton assembled was able to clear my name allowing me to get on with my life. If you are a doctor or other professional and are having trouble with privileges, credentialing, vetting, or other employment process issues, I strongly suggest you at least hear what Mr. Tilton and his team have to offer. They are thorough, professional, and effective.

Jon Larson MD, Diplomat ABS, ABTS

Medical Negligence

My introduction to the law firm of Tilton & Dunn (specifically Bill Tilton) was a result of an inconceivable tragedy that affected our family. On April 11, 2000, my wife, Sharon V. Williams, and mother of our children Tenisha and Jahron suffered an anoxic neurological injury following a successful hysterectomy. It was later determined through extensive discovery and investigation by Tilton & Dunn that morphine administration in the recovery room resulted in respiratory and subsequent cardiac arrest. By the time that Sharon was discovered and resuscitated, the lack of oxygen to her brain had caused diffuse irreversible brain damage.

The hospital attempted to cover up that their recovery room nurse had overdosed Sharon with morphine, failed to connect her monitoring device properly and finally proceeded to leave the recovery room for an extensive period of time with total disregard for her safety and well being. It was only through persistent and undeterred determination that discovery eventually revealed what had actually occurred. The hospital conducted peer review meetings which were designed to ensure that the truth was never revealed. Notwithstanding their efforts, Bill Tilton found out the critical facts and correlated the same with the critical issues which resulted in a successful legal result.

Although Tilton & Dunn is a law firm, some of the most important contributions made by the firm were not legal but moral and ethical. The staff provided comprehensive services such as interviewing all possible nursing homes in the State for possible residency, assisting with identifying the best doctors for subsequent treatment and assisting with budgeting for future treatments, training and traveling. They were also critical in checking on the needs, cares and concerns of the entire Williams family.

If you simply need a lawyer, many can and will do. However if you need a comprehensive team comprised of a variety of professionals offering specific care and expertise to assist you and your family, YOU NEED TILTON & DUNN!

James Williams

Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death and other Matters

My experience with Tilton & Dunn has been life changing. I met the personable and endearing William Tilton and staff over a decade ago. My family and I, having gone through a taxing personal matter that could have spiraled out of control, were taken care of in the most professional manner one could hope for while under the wing of Tilton & Dunn. The staff have a wealth of legal knowledge and experience that echoed throughout their day-to-day interactions, but more importantly they always made me feel like I was their only client. They helped my family and I through every step of the legal process, communicating milestones at every corner, which left room for my family and I to tend to our personal matters knowing we were in the best of care. The experience, the service, the loving staff are all unmatched. I still keep in close contact with Bill and staff as we have grown to be a part of their family, just as they have grown to be in ours.

Warm Regards,

Crystal Herrera

Small Business Representation

As an entrepreneur and small business owner I appreciate that Tilton and Dunn have taken the time to understand what is important to me. Over the past eight years they have worked with me to structure and negotiate transactions of all types. Their broad base of knowledge has helped me solve a myriad of problems making them an indispensable member of my team. I have complete trust in their commitment to bring about the best possible outcome both from a personal and business perspective. Referrals to Tilton and Dunn have later commented that their practical and common sense approach to the law made difficult decisions easier to make. Their entire staff of professionals bring great value to the client relationship increasing your confidence with each interaction.

Deb Krueger

Criminal Defense

I have been blessed to have a great firm represent me in my federal criminal case. Mr. Dunn is prompt, professional and a great listener to understand your needs. He really looks out for your best interest. Because of his expertise, experience, preparation and knowledge I am thankful on the outcome of the case. I could not asked for a better attorney.

Best Regards


Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death

My father suffered the results of medical negligence that led to his death at a youthful 80 years of age. He was an entrepreneur, business owner and family man, an ordinary man with an extraordinary sense of loyalty, humility and compassion. He loved his work, and he was forever grateful for the lifelong employees and customers who helped him turn a garage-based start-up into a multimillion dollar business. Until the day he died, he was a vital and vibrant leader.

When the unthinkable happened, my mother and I knew nothing about medical malpractice, but we learned fast. It seemed the law firms we contacted either thought our case had no merit or they didn’t want to jeopardize the healthcare professionals and organizations they had on retainer. We were turned away time after time.

Things started to look up, however, when a friend recommended Tilton & Dunn.

My mother and I were amazed. We were not turned away. Nor was our case considered inconsequential. Bill and his staff took us on and were with our family from the first filing to the final settlement. They were more than legal counsel. They were advocates and trusted advisors, and they were relentless in pursuing an outcome that went well beyond our expectations.

If I should ever again need legal expertise, I would not hesitate one second to have Tilton & Dunn on my side. They have proven to be nothing less than the best. They are skilled, experienced, easy to deal with, always accessible and tough negotiators who just don’t take “no” for an answer. My dad would have enjoyed their company, as he would never pass up an opportunity to work with someone who shared his passion for excellence.

Colleen Christianson

Contract Advice

George Dunn negotiated the most important contract of my life. He carefully LISTENED to my needs and involved me in the contract process the whole way. I felt more like a partner and not just a client. Thanks George.

David Leinen

Miscellaneous Legal Issues

Over the past 30 years I have worked with Tilton and Dunn for various legal needs. I have found their work, both in court and behind the scenes of the courtroom, to be very professional, effective and well informed in dealing with the legal matters I have presented them with. I recommend them when friends and family ask about good representation in the legal system. I appreciate having them to rely on when the need arises for legal representation. Thank you for all your great service.

Robinson Scott and Family

International and Corporate Legal Issues

I am writing this note of recognition as a long time St. Paul resident and executive within the medical device industry. As such, quality (of life) and caring are fundamental, life-shaping values in our family’s personal and professional lives. In the simplest of terms, access to individuals and groups that raise “the bar” is an important metric.

The Team at Tilton & Dunn is exceptional. A fellow attorney’s referral led us to this formidable group to address a relative’s unfortunate legal circumstance. Uniquely, our engagement with the firm required an awareness of cross-cultural and language intricacies. The Tilton & Dunn attorneys demonstrated the highest client regard and professionalism. Their well-founded legal experience was keenly tempered by a sincere and empathetic grasp of the person. We were not just another player in their busy practice.

As to the case particulars, Tilton & Dunn provided all sides of the legal matter with noteworthy integrity. And as the facts were revealed, their vision and guidance to resolution were of the highest quality. All of this was executed with a keen awareness of the client and his understanding of the legal complexities.

The quality of work and the extension of care-filled guidance truly make Tilton & Dunn a provider that raises the bar for its clients and our State’s and nation’s special system of law. Thank you Mr. Tilton, Mr. Dunn and your team for your special interest and efforts on our behalf.

Best Regards,

Bryan Steelman, CEO

Nanogent Medical, Inc