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“Chicago Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year”
(Chicago, October 29, 2010)… Joe Tilson, co-chair of Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson (MBT), has been named the 2011 Chicago Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, a highly-regarded, peer-review publication in the legal profession.
Tilson, the only Labor and Employment lawyer in Chicago to be named “Lawyer of the Year,” received the highest ratings in his practice area from leading lawyers nationwide - for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
“We believe that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We congratulate Joe Tilson on being selected as Best Lawyer’s ‘Chicago Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year’ for 2011,” said Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers.
A founding partner of MBT, Tilson specializes in labor and employment litigation and counseling. His clients include a number of the nation’s largest public and private employers, whom he represents in both employment litigation and traditional labor law. He is nationally known for his expertise in large wage and hour class action cases, and has represented employers in many of the country’s largest wage and hour disputes.
In addition to be honored as a Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year,” Tilson was also recently named one of the nation’s “Most Powerful Employment Lawyers” by Lawdragon. In addition, he is one of only 4 management lawyers to be named to the top 100 Illinois Superlawyers, and is listed in the top tier of Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Tilson also serves on the American Bar Association’s Council for the Labor and Employment Law section, and on the Board of Managers of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
Tilson is also a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, and he has been named to the Best Lawyers in America, the Leading Lawyers Network, Outstanding Lawyers of America, and The International Who’s Who of Management Labor and Employment Lawyers.
MBT is one of the nation’s leading litigation firms with 90 attorneys practicing in Chicago, Dallas and Phoenix. In addition to concentrating in labor and employment litigation and counseling, the firm’s core practices include: insurance coverage litigation and counseling, commercial litigation, professional liability defense, white-collar criminal defense, environmental litigation and counseling and attorney fee disputes and litigation management. MBT’s employment and insurance law practices were recently rated as first tier - both nationally and in Chicago - in the inaugural US News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” survey.
To see more on Tilson’s “Lawyer of the Year” honor from Best Lawyers, use the following link: www.bestlawyers.com/aboutus/awards.aspx. For more information on Tilson and on MBT’s labor and employment practice, see www.mbtlaw.com