Tia Ghattas is a litigator and for a decade, served as the office managing partner of the firm's Chicago office. She has served as lead counsel in numerous bench and jury trials She has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts and in arbitrations. She also serves as party appointed mediator in alternative dispute resolution forums. Her counsel is sought in counseling clients faced with a litigation risk.
Tia's diverse experience and background includes representing clients along the supply chain — from clients in the retail, marketing, development, property ownership and management, building construction, product manufacturing and transportation industries. Tia's commercial litigation encompasses litigating contracts, advising and defending product liability matters, transportation & logistics, and construction matters. Tia co-chairs the firm's transportation & logistics industry team. She serves as national coordinating counsel for one of North America's leading manufacturers of component parts for commercial vehicles. As part of her work with manufacturers and contractors, Tia has developed a relationship with clients to consult on compliance with industry standards, limiting or controlling risk and the nuances of contracts related to construction and/or product manufacturing. She has also served as local counsel for major record labels known as the Recording Industry Association of America in the Northern District of Illinois for copyright infringement.
Tia's litigation practice is nationally based and focuses on commercial matters, products liability defense, construction and mass toxic tort defense. She has tried more than 25 jury trials to verdict and has participated in numerous alternative dispute resolution forums.
Tia received her Bachelor of Science from Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana in 1993, cum laude, on a full basketball scholarship. In 1999, she received her law degree from The John Marshall Law School. While a student, she clerked for the U.S. Attorney's Office, 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.