Cozen O’Connor: Wilson, John H.

John H. Wilson



(412) 620-6511

(412) 275-2390

John's practice is primarily focused on employee benefits, ERISA, and deferred compensation matters. He is accomplished in many facets of the design, implementation, and administration of qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans. 

John has experience with matters relating to the employee benefit concerns in corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers; employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs); ERISA fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction matters; and matters involving the tax and ERISA concerns for employee health, life insurance, and other welfare benefit plans.

In addition to these activities, John has engaged in strategic planning and advice for managing ERISA and employee benefits litigation and for administrative claim disputes. He assists clients in their dealings with various federal and state government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor.

John has been a contributing writer for the Compensation Planning Journal and the Tax Management Portfolio series, including co-authoring a recent memorandum titled "Fiduciary Duties in the Face of Troubled Economic Times." John has lectured on numerous occasions for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the American Corporate Counsel Association – Pittsburgh Chapter. John is also a certified public accountant.

John has been ranked in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2009 and was ranked the “Best Employee Benefits Lawyer – Pittsburgh” in 2013.



126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

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.

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Six More Attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 17, 2017

Cozen O’Connor has announced the following attorneys have joined the firm: employee benefit/ERISA attorneys John H. Wilson, Lynn Brehm and Matthew Clyde, labor and employment attorney Brian A. Casal, and commercial litigators William J. Moorhead and Gabrielle Lee.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2017 Labor and Employment Law Update - Chicago

October 05, 2017 - Chicago, IL


  • Ohio State University–Columbus, J.D., with honors, 1983
  • University of Cincinnati, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1980

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America 2009-2019

  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio