Cozen O’Connor has announced that Tia C. Ghattas has been named office managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. “I am extremely pleased with the firm’s decision to appoint Tia as office managing partner of the Chicago office,” said Thomas A. Decker, President and CEO of Cozen O’Connor. “She is an excellent attorney and we look forward to the office’s continued success under her direction.”
A member in the commercial litigation practice group, Ghattas serves as co-chair of the firm's transportation practice group. She is national coordinating counsel for one of North America's leading manufacturers of component parts for commercial vehicles. Ghattas’ litigation practice focuses on commercial matters, products liability defense, construction and toxic tort defense. She has tried more than 25 jury trials to verdict and has participated in numerous alternative dispute resolution forums, such as mediation and arbitration.
Ghattas is admitted to practice in Illinois, before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. She is a member of the Chicago and the American Bar Associations.
Ghattas is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s College of Indiana (B.S., cum laude, 1993) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1999). While a student, she served as a lieutenant governor for the Seventh Circuit of the American Bar Association and placed second overall in the Fred Herzog Moot Court Competition. She also clerked for the Seventh Circuit U.S. Attorney’s Office.