Joe Tilson Named Chicago Labor and Employment Law -- Litigation "Lawyer of the Year"

  • Joe TilsonCozen O'Connor

    Joe TilsonCozen O'Connor

Updated 10/19/2017 12:02 PM

Joe Tilson, Co-Chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor and Employment Department, has been named the 2018 Chicago Labor and Employment Law -- Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most highly regarded peer review publications in the legal profession.

This is the fourth time in the last seven years that Tilson has been named by Best Lawyers as a Chicago "Lawyer of the Year" in labor and employment law.


Tilson, the only Labor and Employment Law - Management lawyer in Chicago to be named "Lawyer of the Year" in Labor and Employment Law - Litigation received the highest ratings in his practice area from leading lawyers nationwide.

He earned this distinction for excellence in his legal ability, professionalism and integrity- and will be featured in various regional and national publications.

In his role as Co-Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Department, Tilson has been instrumental to the growth of the practice, which has doubled in size to more than 70 attorneys since 2015.

Tilson is also one of the Co-Managing Partners of Cozen O'Connor's Chicago office. His practice entails representing employers in large scale employment litigation and labor arbitrations. In the past 35 years, Tilson has tried more than 150 jury and non-jury cases before a full range of courts, administrative agencies and labor arbitrators.

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He has been recognized each year since 2010 as one of the "Nation's Most Powerful Employment Lawyers" by Human Resource Executive/LawDragon, has consistently achieved a Tier 1 Labor & Employment Ranking from Chambers USA and was honored in 2015 and 2016 by Lexology with their "Client Choice Award" for excellence in Client Service.

In addition, Tilson was recently elected Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association's Section on Labor and Employment Law -- one of the ABA's largest and most active sections. He will serve as Chair-Elect for 2017-18 and then Chair of the Section in 2018-19. He continues to serve on the ABA's council, the governing body of the ABA's Labor and Employment Section.

For more information on Joe Tilson and the firm's Labor & Employment Department, see

About Cozen O'Connor

Established in 1970 and ranked among the top 100 law firms in America, Cozen O'Connor has more than 675 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O'Connor services its clients' needs through 26 offices across two continents.

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