DEANA TIMBERLAKE-WILEY is a Partner in the Dillon Law Group, LLC, a litigation boutique that focuses on representing companies and individuals in white collar, antitrust, and healthcare fraud matters.  Deana joined the firm after a twenty-year career as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice.  As an award winning litigator, Deana has an expertise in investigating and litigating white collar criminal cases in federal courts throughout the country.

Deana has won numerous jury trials and has been a highly effective advocate, obtaining millions of dollars in fines and restitution.  She has significant experience with complex cases, first as a defense attorney in the private sector and later as a federal prosecutor with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.  She also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia where she handled embezzlement cases, bank fraud cases, drug conspiracy cases, and other criminal matters.

Deana has developed a white collar practice focused on conspiracy cases, fraud cases, domestic bid rigging matters, international price fixing cartel investigations, bribery cases and public corruption.  She is well respected among her colleagues in the government and in the defense bar.  Her passion is to give a voice to those who find themselves trying to navigate through the legal system and to ensure fair and equal justice for all. 

* Not a Member of Georgia Bar Association 



  • Represented investor in DOJ and SEC investigations to minimize exposure in ERISA matter

  • Represented healthcare sales executive in DOJ fraud investigation, no charges filed

  • Litigated conspiracy and fraud cases throughout the United States, particularly in the real estate foreclosure auction industry

  • Negotiated the resolution of dozens of criminal white collar matters

  • Investigated international price fixing cartel in the Japanese Air Cargo industry

  • Won five complex jury trials involving public corruption in Birmingham, AL, resulting in the conviction of 21 defendants, $45 million in fines and $2.3 million in restitution

  • Litigated bank fraud, money laundering, and kickback cases

  • Won dismissal of civil case filed against a high level CEO in an employment matter

  • Represented Fortune 500 company in court mandated arbitration hearings

  • Provided antitrust counseling to Fortune 500 company



  • United States Department of Justice Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award

  • Two United States Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Awards for Distinguished Performance

  • United States Inspector General Award for Excellence