Established in October 2000, the firm’s Chicago office is located in the second largest downtown business district in the United States. In 2015, our Chicago presence grew with the addition of 59 attorneys from the Chicago-based Meckler, Bulger, Tilson firm.
Cozen O’Connor’s Chicago office attorneys provide clients with a wide variety of services including labor and employment, complex insurance coverage, complex product liability and tort defense, first and third-party coverage, subrogation and recovery, commercial litigation, and white-collar defense and government investigations.
We are committed to being active and involved in the Chicago community. Our lawyers serve on nonprofit boards and many of our lawyers and professional staff members enthusiastically serve as volunteers for area nonprofits.
August 23, 2017
Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years. MORE
August 23, 2017
Brian Bulger, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses this topic in Bloomberg BNA. MORE
August 13, 2017
Congratulations to Joe Tilson, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor and Employment Department, on his election to Chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor and Employment Law. MORE
August 12, 2017
Joe Tilson, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses telecommuting in Crain's Chicago Business. MORE
August 10, 2017
Our Labor & Employment department was featured in an article by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. MORE
August 08, 2017
Brian Bulger, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses this issue in the Chicago Tribune. MORE
July 31, 2017
Anna Wermuth, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was selected by Crain's Chicago Business as one of the "Most Influential Women Lawyers" in Chicago. MORE
July 19, 2017
Brian Bulger shares his perspective in a July 19 article in the Chicago Tribune on how businesses are responding to the president's shift in policies regarding salary thresholds for overtime and other proposed workforce compensation changes. MORE
June 15, 2017
Chambers Global has recognized Cozen O’ Connor attorneys Susan Eisenberg, Paul Dowsey, and Joseph Tilson as three worldwide leaders in their respective practices. MORE
May 26, 2017
Chambers USA recognized 47 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields; 14 attorneys were recognized nationally and 11 were ranked in the top band. MORE
April 03, 2017
Joe Tilson, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses what's next in labor law in Chicago Lawyer Magazine. MORE
March 29, 2017
Gary Gassman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Insurance department, has been elected the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s (TIPS) diversity officer for the period August 2017 to August 2019. MORE
March 23, 2017
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin featured a story discussing Anne Blume, of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, being appointed as co-managing partner of the firm's Chicago office. MORE
February 23, 2017
Anna Wermuth and Joe Tilson, vice chair and chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discuss their involvement in the higher education industry in this Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article. MORE
February 16, 2017
Brian Bulger, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses employers' usual rules and how they apply to national general strikers in SHRM.org. MORE
February 03, 2017
Super Lawyers represents the top five percent of all practicing lawyers in each state. The publishers of Super Lawyers identify preeminent attorneys based on surveys and interviews with thousands of attorneys, plus consideration of civic service and pro bono activities. MORE
December 02, 2016
Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment, discusses the overtime rule in the Chicago Law Bulletin. MORE
November 23, 2016
Firms included in the 2017 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. MORE
November 16, 2016
Brian Bulger, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses pay equity analysis and its relation to OFCCP compliance on Wolters Kluwer's Employment Law Daily. MORE
October 20, 2016
Anna Wermuth, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses departmental grad assistant organizing in BNA. MORE
August 15, 2016
Sixty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 13 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. MORE
August 01, 2016
Joseph Tilson, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment, and Michael Heller, CEO of Cozen O'Connor, discuss the MB&T and Cozen O'Connor merger last summer. MORE
July 19, 2016
Joe Tilson discusses the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act, which will have a significant impact on higher education institutions. MORE
July 01, 2016
The Leading Lawyers Network has named 22 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners and named 4 others as Emerging Lawyers in its 2016 survey results. MORE
June 16, 2016
For the sixth year in a row, Cozen O’ Connor attorneys Joseph Tilson and A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. have been named to the Lawdragon/Human Resource Executive Magazine list of the nation’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Lawyers.” MORE
June 09, 2016
Joseph Tilson and Susan Eisenberg recognized as worldwide leaders in labor and employment law, Paul Dowsey recognized as a leader in insurance. MORE
June 02, 2016
Joe Tilson, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department and chair-elect of the Wage and Hour Defense Institute, discusses downstream issues associated with the May 18 release of the Department of Labor's (DOL) Overtime Rule in the Daily Labor Report. MORE
February 25, 2016
Anna Wermuth, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was quoted in a recent Sports Illustrated article regarding the Northwestern Football teams attempt to unionize last year. MORE
February 19, 2016
Cozen O’Connor grew 11.2 percent due in large part to the State AG Group joining the firm’s D.C., office, and combination with Chicago firm Meckler Bulger, which also added a San Francisco office. MORE
February 17, 2016
Joseph Tilson and Kyle Vos Strache were named Client Choice 2016 winners.The Client Choice survey was conducted by International Law Office and Lexology. MORE
February 03, 2016
Super Lawyers has named 15 attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2016 lists of top practitioners in Illinois. MORE
February 02, 2016
Joe Tilson, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses common mistakes in client pitches on Law360. MORE
January 05, 2016
Dick Devine, of counsel to the firm’s Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations Practice, has been quoted in a number of publications recently about the ongoing police enforcement actions in Chicago. MORE
October 07, 2015
With more than 400 members, the Chicago chapter of FBA offers a wide variety of programs and opportunities for judges and attorneys engaged in federal practice. The mission of the Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interest and needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private, the federal judiciary, and the public they serve. MORE
August 18, 2015
Five Cozen O'Connor attorneys from the firm's Chicago office have been recognized as a 2015 Illinois ''Emerging Lawyer,'' by Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company. MORE
August 01, 2015
Tilson’s new position was announced today at the ABA’s annual meeting in Chicago, and is effective immediately. MORE
July 20, 2015
– Cozen O’Connor promoted six members to shareholder of the firm: Philip Carroll (Chicago), William Davis (New York), John B. Galligan (New York), Kendall Hayden (Dallas), Andrew Kay (D.C.) and Vincent Pozzuto (New York). MORE
June 02, 2015
Cozen O’Connor and Chicago-based Meckler Bulger Tilson (MBT) are pleased to announce that, effective June 1, 2015, 58 attorneys formerly of MBT have joined Cozen O’Connor. MORE
April 23, 2015
Cozen O’Connor and Chicago-based Meckler Bulger Tilson (MBT) are pleased to announce their respective partners have agreed to a combination of 60 attorneys from MBT with Cozen O'Connor. MORE
September 17, 2014
Cozen O’Connor welcomes Wendy Enerson as a member in its Chicago office, where she brings decades of experience with insurance litigation and dispute resolution. MORE
May 12, 2014
With the recent addition of Kevin P. Kamraczewski as a member, Cozen O’Connor has significantly added to the strength of its Global Insurance Group and its Chicago office, where he will be resident. Mr. Kamraczewski was formerly a partner at Dentons. MORE
February 25, 2014
A feature story on Tia Ghattas, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, was recently published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article, titled “Cozen O’Connor’s Ghattas on call, day or night,” highlights Tia’s occupation and the challenges that accompany it. Daniel Johnson, a member of the firm's Global Insurance Department, was quoted in the article, discussing Tia’s management style. MORE
April 16, 2012
Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of IP Litigation Practice with Seven Partners, Two Associates from Duane Morris MORE
November 15, 2010
Cozen O’Connor Adds Commercial Litigator Mark Rabinowitz MORE
November 17, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Presents Trends In Litigation Seminar MORE
March 10, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Names Three New Managing Partners for Regional Offices MORE
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We are located in the North Loop of downtown Chicago. Our offices are at 123 N. Wacker Drive on Wacker Drive on the southeast corner of Wacker Drive and Randolph Street. Main reception is located on the 18th floor. We are readily accessible by air, train, bus, subway or car.
Chicago is serviced by two major airports – O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. Taxi, bus and train are available from both airports. The Orange Line services Midway Airport. The Blue Line services O’Hare International Airport.
Driving From O'Hare International Airport:
Head southeast on I-190 W. Take exit toward Bessie Coleman Drive. Use the right two lanes to turn right onto Bessie Coleman Drive. Use the right lanes to take the Interstate 190 ramp to Interstate 90/Chicago/Interstate 294. Merge onto I-190E. Use any lane to take exit 1B for S. River Road. Merge onto I-90 E (Kennedy Expressway). Take exit 51C toward East Washington Blvd/100 N. Turn Left onto West Washington. Turn left onto North Wacker Drive. Destination will be on the right.
Driving From Midway International Airport:
Go East on W. Airport Drive towards S. Cicero Avenue/IL-50. Turn left onto S. Cicero Avenue/IL-50. Take the I-55 North ramp. Merge onto I-55 North/Stevenson Expy via the ramp to Chicago. Take exit 292A to merge onto I-90 W/I-94 W toward W Ryan Expy/Wisconsin. Keep left to stay on I-90 W/I-94 W. Take exit 51C for Washington Boulevard E. Turn right onto Washington Blvd. Turn left onto N. Upper Wacker Drive. Destination will be on the right.
We are close to the two principal commuter train stations – Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station which also services Amtrak. There are two other train stations – LaSalle Street Station and Van Buren Street Station servicing the Electric Line and the South Shore Line.
Ogilvie Transportation Center is serviced by the Union Pacific North Line, Northwest Line and West Line. From Ogilvie Transportation Center, which is located at Madison and Canal Streets, walk north on Canal Street. Turn right on Randolph Street. Cross over the Chicago River and Wacker Drive. Our building is on Wacker Drive at the southeast corner of Randolph Street and Wacker Drive.
Union Train Station is serviced by North Central Service, Milwaukee District North Line, Milwaukee District West Line, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line, Heritage Corridor Line and the Southwest Line. From Union Station, which is located at Canal Street between Jackson and Adams Streets, walk east on Adams Street. Turn left on Wacker Drive. Cross over Washington Street. Walk almost one block north to Randolph Street. Our building is on Wacker Drive at the southeast corner of Randolph Street and Wacker Drive.
There are several bus routes that come pass the building. Please visit www.transitchicago.com to determine which bus route to take to the building.
We are close to several subway and/or elevated train lines. The Orange, Brown, Red and Blue Lines have stops at various places within one mile of our building.
The Orange Line services Midway Airport. The Blue Line services O’Hare International Airport.
The Blue Line stops at Clark/Lake. Walk west on Lake Street three blocks to Franklin Street. Turn left on Franklin Street. Walk one block to Randolph Street. Turn right onto Randolph Street. Our building is on the southeast corner of Wacker Drive and Randolph Street.
The Orange Line stops at Clark/Lake. Walk west on Lake Street three blocks to Franklin Street. Turn left on Franklin Street. Walk one block to Randolph Street. Turn right onto Randolph Street. Our building is on the southeast corner of Wacker Drive and Randolph Street.
The Brown Line stops at either the Merchandise Mart or Washington/Wells. From the Merchandise Mart, exit on Franklin Street and walk over the Chicago River to cross over Wacker Drive. Walk south on Wacker Drive. Cross over Randolph Street. Our building is on the southeast corner of Wacker Drive and Randolph Street. From Washington/Wells, walk west on Washington Street. Turn left onto Wacker Drive and walk one half block. Our building is on the southeast corner of Wacker Drive and Randolph Street.
The Red Line stops at Lake Street. Walk west on Lake Street for five blocks to Franklin Street. Turn left on Franklin Street. Walk one block to Randolph Street. Turn right onto Randolph Street. Our building is on the southeast corner of Wacker Drive and Randolph Street.
Driving from the North:
Take I-94 S to Indiana (toll road). Merge onto I-94 E (partial toll road). Take exit 51C toward E Washington Blvd/100 N. Turn left at W. Washington Blvd. Turn left at N. Wacker Drive. Building will be on the right.
Driving from the South:
Take I-90 W/I-94 W toward Chicago. Keep left to stay on I-90 W/ I-94 W (partial toll road). Take exit 51C for Washington Boulevard E. Turn right onto W. Washington Blvd. Turn left onto N. Upper Wacker Drive. Building will be on the right.
Driving from the West:
Take the Eisenhower Expressway East (I-290 - E). Take the I-90 E/I-94 W exit toward Wisconsin. Merge onto I-90 W/I-94 W. Take exit 51C for Washington Boulevard E. Turn right at onto W. Washington Blvd. Turn left onto N. Upper Wacker Drive. Building will be on the right.
There are several parking lots within walking distance of our office.
Franklin/Lake Self Park, 180 N. Franklin Street, Chicago IL
215 West Lake Street Valet Garage, Chicago, IL
200 West Randolph Self Park Garage, Chicago, IL
There are many fine hotels in the city of Chicago. The ones most convenient to our office are:
Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654
171 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
1 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
General Transportation Telephone Numbers and Websites
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA – elevated/subway trains and buses) 888-968-7282
Metra Commuter Trains 312-322-6777
RTA Travel (CTA trains and buses, Metra Commuter Trains) 312-913-3200
O'Hare International Airport 800-832-6352
Midway International Airport 773-838-0600
South Shore 219-926-5744