Cozen O’Connor: Ghattas, Tia C.

Tia C. Ghattas

Member

Chicago

(312) 382-3116

(312) 382-8910

Recent News:

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys recognized as Crain's Chicago Business “Notable Gen X Leaders in Law”

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.

Tia Ghattas is a litigator and for a decade, served as the office managing partner of the firm's Chicago office.  As lead counsel in numerous bench and jury trials, she has extensive national litigation experience in both state and federal courts. She also serves as party appointed mediator in alternative dispute resolution forums. Tia focuses on counseling clients faced with litigation risks.

Tia's diverse experience and background includes representing clients along the supply chain — from multinational companies and clients in the retail, hospitality, health care, pharmaceutical, medical device, dietary supplement, transportation, development, property ownership and management, construction, product manufacturing and transportation sectors.  Her experience encompasses litigating contracts, advising and defending product liability matters, transportation & logistics, intellectual property, construction matters and general commercial litigation.

Her national trial practice allows Tia to partner with clients to understand the business and help facilitate risk management protocols, contract drafting and negotiations, emergency response protocols and to implement and execute litigation/trial strategy. Tia also serves as the firm co-chairs of the 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.

Experience

News

Three Cozen O’Connor Attorneys recognized as Crain's Chicago Business “Notable Gen X Leaders in Law”

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.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 17 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

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.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 22 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

November 29, 2017

Leading Lawyers Network has recognized 22 Cozen O'Connor attorneys as top Illinois practitioners, including 19 "Leading Lawyers" and 3 "Emerging Lawyers" for its 2017 survey results publication.

Leading Lawyers Network Recognizes 22 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers as Top Illinois Practitioners

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.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Insurance Practice, Chicago Office with Hiring of Kamraczewski

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.

Tia Ghattas Featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

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.

Cozen O’Connor Names Five Attorneys Shareholder

September 10, 2009

Cozen O’Connor recently named five members shareholder: Tia C. Ghattas (Chicago), Richard C. Mason (Philadelphia), Mark E. Opalisky (Philadelphia), Frances R. Roggenbaum (Harrisburg) and Jason S. Schulze (Houston).

Cozen O’Connor Member Tia C. Ghattas Named Managing Partner of Chicago Office

March 21, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Member Tia C. Ghattas Named Managing Partner of Chicago Office

Cozen O’Connor Names Three New Managing Partners for Regional Offices

March 10, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Names Three New Managing Partners for Regional Offices

Publications

Winter 2009 [Commercial Litigation Observer]

February 25, 2009

Congratulations are due to the twenty-five attorneys from six of the firm’s national offices who have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America based on a rigorous peer–review survey that has been developed and refined for nearly 25 years. The current edition is based on 1.8 million confidential evaluations by only the top attorneys in the country. The Cozen O'Connor offices with Attorneys recognized are Cherry Hill, Denver, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Arbitration Clauses Do Not Apply To Disputes Arising Out Of Related Contracts [Commercial Disputes Observer]

January 01, 2008

In U.S. Small Business Administration v. Chimicles, 447 F.3d 207 (3d Cir. 2006), the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that an arbitration clause contained in one contract does not apply to a dispute arising out of a related contract, even if the second contract explicitly refers to the first.

Summer 2007 [Commercial Disputes Observer]

August 01, 2007

Summer 2007 - Commercial Disputes Observer -

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2019 CLM Annual Conference

March 13, 2019 - Orlando, Florida

Critical Issues in Litigation – 2015

May 20, 2015 - New York, NY

Industry Sectors

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1999
  • St. Joseph's College, B.S., cum laude, 1993

Awards & Honors

Leading Lawyers Network 2017

2019 Chicago Notable Gen X Leaders in Law

 
 
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- North Dakota
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Transportation Lawyers Association