Joseph E. Tilson

Cozen O’Connor

JOE TILSON is the Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department in Chicago, Illinois.  Joe is nationally known for his knowledge and success in handling large wage and hour class action cases.  He received Lexology’s 2015 and 2016 Illinois Client Choice Awards and was named the 2014 and 2011 Chicago Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America.  He was also named one of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by Human Resource Executive/Lawdragon; and has achieved a Tier 1 Labor and Employment ranking from Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Joe graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 1976 and received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1979.  Prior to entering private practice, Joe served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.