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.
December 09, 2019
Chris Hennessy was profiled by his alma mater, Northern Illinois University, in an alumni feature.
November 21, 2019
Joe Tilson will be honored on December 12 with a Distinguished Service Award from the Chicago Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.
November 06, 2019
Jim Argionis, a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Chicago, has been appointed Chairman of the Park Ridge Planning and Zoning Commission.
September 19, 2019
Cozen O'Connor welcomes three new lobbyists, John F. Dunn, Darren Collier, and Patrick L. Carey to the Public Strategies practice in Chicago.
September 04, 2019
Cozen O’Connor cements its top-tier lobbying presence in three of the largest cities in the United States — Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York — and the corresponding state capitals.
August 28, 2019
Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
August 15, 2019
Gary Gassman, Co-Chair of Cozen O'Connor's Professional Liability Coverage Practice, has been elected Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), one of the ABA's largest sections. He is now on the path to become TIPS Chair in two years: during 2020-21 he will serve as Chair-Elect and will rise to Chair for the 2021-22 bar year.
August 13, 2019
Christopher Hennessy, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department in the firm’s Chicago office, has been named chair of the Newsletter Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee
May 31, 2019
Three Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been recognized as 2019 Chicago Notable Gen X Leaders in Law by Crain’s Chicago Business for their success and accomplishments in their leadership roles within the firm and across the legal community.
May 21, 2019
The Leading Lawyers Network has named 17 Cozen O’Connor lawyers to its annual list of Illinois’ top practitioners - including one Emerging Lawyer - in its 2019 survey results.
April 12, 2019
Danielle Harris and Jennifer Queliz were selected as fellows in the 2019 National Employment Law Council Academy.
April 12, 2019
Chambers Global has recognized three Cozen O’ Connor attorneys, Susan Eisenberg (Miami – Labor & Employment), Geoffrey Ferrer (New York – Transportation & Trade), and Joseph Tilson (Chicago – Labor & Employment), as worldwide leaders in their respective practices.
April 05, 2019
Jim Argionis, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, was the subject of a feature story in Chicago Lawyer magazine.
March 04, 2019
Glavin Brings to the Group a Strong Background in Illinois Business, Politics, and Regulatory Oversight
March 04, 2019
Cozen O’Connor attorney Elizabeth Olivera, an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice in Chicago, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago).
February 13, 2019
Jim Argionis was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune/ Pioneer Press highlighting his recent Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce "Community Star" award.
January 24, 2019
Super Lawyers has named seven attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2019 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.
January 23, 2019
Cozen O'Connor attorneys Julie Trester (Labor & Employment) and Corey Hickman (Commercial Litigation), in the firm's Chicago office, won asylum for a 21-year old Mexican mother and her children.
January 10, 2019
Jim Argionis, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Litigation Department in Chicago, has been recognized by the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce as a "Community Star."
November 05, 2018
Chambers Global has recognized Cozen O’ Connor attorneys Joseph Tilson and Susan Eisenberg as two worldwide leaders in labor and employment law. Both Tilson and Eisenberg are also ranked in the Chambers USA Guide.
October 15, 2018
Glenn takes over the role of Chicago Office Managing Partner from Anne Blume who will become CEO of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), the largest professional association in the insurance industry.
August 09, 2018
Joe Tilson, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, was profiled by Law360 in an article entitled “New ABA Labor Chief Looks to Navigate Changing Landscape.”
July 30, 2018
Anna Wermuth, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Higher Education Industry Practice Group, and vice chair of the law firm’s Labor & Employment Department, has been honored for the second year in a row by Crain’s Chicago Business.
July 10, 2018
Martin Has Spent Nearly a Decade Working with Former Indiana Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, Who Joined Cozen O’Connor in May
May 14, 2018
Nashban Brings a Strong Background in Litigating/Mediating Insurance
Coverage and Professional Liability Disputes
March 14, 2018
Chicago attorney Jeff Greenspan, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Litigation Department, has been named Subcommittee Chair of News and Development and Web Editor for the Trial Practice Committee for the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.
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.
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.
August 12, 2017
Joe Tilson, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses telecommuting in Crain's Chicago Business.
August 10, 2017
Our Labor & Employment department was featured in an article by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 02, 2016
Jeremy Glenn, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment, discusses the overtime rule in the Chicago Law Bulletin.
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.
October 20, 2016
Anna Wermuth, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses departmental grad assistant organizing in BNA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 03, 2016
Super Lawyers has named 15 attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2016 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.
February 02, 2016
Joe Tilson, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, discusses common mistakes in client pitches on Law360.
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.
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.
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.
August 01, 2015
Tilson’s new position was announced today at the ABA’s annual meeting in Chicago, and is effective immediately.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 16, 2012
Cozen O’Connor Continues Growth of IP Litigation Practice with Seven Partners, Two Associates from Duane Morris
November 15, 2010
Cozen O’Connor Adds Commercial Litigator Mark Rabinowitz
November 17, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Presents Trends In Litigation Seminar
March 10, 2008
Cozen O’Connor Names Three New Managing Partners for Regional Offices
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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