Stacy Freeman (née Tillett) co-founded Pine Pine Freeman Tillett LLP in 2016. Ms. Freeman was named to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list, a selection shared by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state. Previously, Ms. Freeman was an associate attorney with Pine & Pine from 2011 through 2015, focusing her practice exclusively on civil appellate matters. Prior to Pine & Pine, Ms. Freeman was a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where her practice involved antitrust, trade secrets, and intellectual property litigation in both federal and state courts.
Ms. Freeman received her law degree in 2008 from the Columbia University School of Law, where she was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. Ms. Freeman was a member of the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, a Moot Court editor, and was active in the school’s Jerome Michael Jury Trial competition.
During law school, Ms. Freeman externed for Judge Joseph F. Bianco of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, interned for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and interned for the Business and Legal Affairs Department of the Dramatists Guild of America –the national guild for playwrights, lyricists, and composers. During her employment with Latham & Watkins, Ms. Freeman served on the Board of Directors for Brava! For Women in the Arts located in San Francisco, California.
Since focusing her practice exclusively on appellate matters, Ms. Freeman has worked on numerous appeals in both state court and in the Ninth Circuit, tackling thorny legal issues involving contracts, employment, probate, real estate, trusts and estates, arbitration, easement, and government immunity law. Ms. Freeman has also authored a number of articles concerning, inter alia, post-trial motions, issue preservation, and challenging enforced arbitration.
Ms. Freeman is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and the Appellate Courts Section of the Los Angeles County Bar association.
Ms. Freeman received her B.A. in both English Literature, and in Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Freeman is qualified to practice in California.