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Our Approach

We believe that good planning is the key to ensuring your family is taken care of in the event of your death. Each client is unique and a specific plan is tailored to each client’s needs. Sometimes simple is better. We are prepared to handle the complexity when it is necessary. We are experienced litigators who understand that good planning can avoid litigation. Unfortunately litigation is unavoidable sometimes. In those cases, we are prepared to offer representation.

Our Story

Both of us grew up in the Tampa Bay area and have been practicing law for nearly 20 years. We are active members of the community and business owners who want to give back.

Everist Tillman PLLC

Meet the Lawyers

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Misa Everist

Misa A. Everist concentrates her practice in the areas of estate and trust administration and litigation, strategic estate planning, and contested adoption and child custody litigation.

She began her career as a Florida state prosecutor in Pinellas and Seminole Counties where she served as an Assistant State Attorney gaining valuable jury trial experience. During her time as a prosecutor she served as a felony trial attorney, crimes against children and sexual abuse prosecutor, drug interdiction and white collar crimes specialist, lead trial attorney of a misdemeanor division, and a delinquency prosecutor. She taught at the St. Petersburg Police Academy and was an instructor at the Pinellas County Boot Camp.

Professional Associations:
President, Barney Masterson Inn of Court 2019
Barney Masterson Executive Board, 3 years
Speaker, Probate Section of St. Petersburg Bar Association
School Board Member, LCC Day School

Admitted to practice in:
All Florida State Courts
Middle District of Florida

Misa is an avid runner, with two marathons under her belt. She enjoys biking, yoga, reading, and spending time with her husband and two girls.

Loyola University, New Orleans, BA  1993
University of Miami School of Law, cum laude  1999
Admitted to the Florida Bar 2000


Charles M. Tillman, Jr.

Charles M. “Chuck” Tillman, Jr. began his legal career practicing insurance defense law with a primary focus in automobile crashes. Chuck litigated hundreds of cases during his nine years spent as a defense attorney, before starting his own firm in 2010. The primary focus of the firm was plaintiff’s personal injury litigation, but the firm also handled business litigation, insurance, probate and collections matters.

In 2019, Chuck sought a new challenge and formed Everist Tillman, LLC with Misa Everist. Chuck’s litigation background and LL M in Taxation make him uniquely qualified in the firm’s main practice areas of Probate, Probate Litigation, Wills and Trusts and Estate Planning.

Professional Associations:
Florida Bar
Barney Masterson Inn of Court

Admitted to practice in:
All Florida State courts
Middle District of Florida
Northern District of Florida
BS University of Florida 1989
Cumberland School of Law 2000
University of Denver, LL M, Taxation 2001

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