Attorney John W. Tilly

Adoptions to Successions and Everything in Between

2701 Johnston Street, Suite 303

Lafayette, Louisiana  70503

Phone:        (337) 347-8995


Facsimile:   (337) 347-7696

​​​​About John W. Tilly

John Wesley Tilly grew up in Scott, Louisiana. He is a 2005 graduate of Louisiana State University, where he studied History and was a member of The Tiger Band.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2009 from Southern University Law Center, where he was an associate editor for the Law Review.

John began his clerkship with Gordon McKernan Law Firm (Baton Rouge) in 2008 and was made an Associate upon passing the Bar Exam in 2009.  He represented hundreds of clients throughout Louisiana in a variety of cases, including personal injury, Social Security Disability, Workers' Compensation and employment law.  

John left McKernan Law Firm in 2013 and became a partner at Keaty & Tilly, where his practice now consists mainly of estate planning, successions, business services and civil litigation. John was recently selected as a Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2017-2018 and is a Super Lawyers Top Rated Family Law Lawyer and Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Lafayette.

John is married to Judy Scroggs Tilly, a native of Lake Charles.  Together they have four children.  He and Judy are active members of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Broussard where John serves as the Advocate and Membership Director of the Knights of Columbus.  John is a tournament chess player and enjoys duck hunting and football.

Bar Admissions and Affiliations

United States Western District Court of Louisiana

State Bar of Louisiana

Lafayette Bar Association

Social Security Administration Registered Appointed Representative

Education and Awards

  • Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) - 2009
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Ranked 6 of 117
    • Associate Editor of the Southern Law Review
  • ​​Bachelor or Arts from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) - 2005

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning


Civil Litigation

​Business Formation


Personal Injury/Social Security Disability Appeals

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