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Stephen Frederick Tilson

Family Attorney at Galion, OH

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1974
    Active No misconduct found

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I've been practicing law in north-central Ohio since 1975, concentrating most of my general practice in family law, estate planning and administration, real estate, finance, litigation and injury matters.  I work toward achieving justice for my clients every day I go into the office. I also try just as often to do something to improve the law profession and our legal system. My professional goals are for people to be treated fairly in this world and for lawyers to deserve a terrific reputation as a group.  I am also honored to have an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell.


My interests include family!  Then, diversity, improving the legal profession and administration of justice, representing clients carefully, general law practice, helping mentor young lawyers, receiving referrals, music, canoeing, photography and reading fiction.  I play guitar in a band with my son and some friends and have a blast doing it.


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Hottenroth, Garverick, Tilson & Garverick, Co., L.P.A.
126 S Market St
Po Box 477
Galion, OH, 44833-2626


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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2015
Estate Planning
My husband and I have a toddler and wanted to plan for his future should anything happen to us. Mr. Tilson helped us with our wills, powers of attorney, etc. We feel so much more at ease knowing we have a plan in place for our son's future.


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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Shareholder
  • Hottenroth, Garverick, Tilson & Garverick, Co., L.P.A.
  • 1975 - Present


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 1974
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
  • 1971


  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Trustee
  • 2006 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 1988 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Past President
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Chair, Grants and Programs Committee of Board of Trustees
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Chair, Audit and Finance Committee of Board of Trustees
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Past Presidents & Board of Gov Steering Committee
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Chair, Awards Committee of Board of Trustees
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Delegate
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chair, Membership, PR and Pub Committee of the Board of Gov
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Past Governor
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Planned Parenthood of North Central Ohio
  • Trustee
  • 2002 - 2003
  • The William F. Unckrich Foundation, Inc.
  • Trustee
  • 2002 - 2011
  • Crawford County Business/Education Advisory Council
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Renschville Elementary School/Parent Teacher League
  • President
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Crawford County Community Mental Health Board
  • Trustee
  • 1980 - 1985
  • Galion Community Center/YMCA
  • Board Member
  • 1980 - 1983
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chair, Provisional Remedies Sub-Cmte, Banking & Comm Law Cmte
  • 1979 - 1980
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • The Tilson Award
  • Crawford County Business/Education Advisory Council
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Mid-Year Meeting
  • Diversity In Charitable Boards of Trustees
  • 2014
  • Annual Convention
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Activities
  • 2014

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General practice Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Tilson as an attorney and as a mentor for young lawyers. As a lawyer, Attorney Tilson works tirelessly for his clients and takes time and care with each individual - a quality which I both admire and find rare in this profession. He is a constant professional. Even in the face of the most vicious of personal attacks towards him or his client, Steve does not take his eyes off the issues. I have enjoyed the few cases we have been involved with together and often find myself sitting back and just watching the man work. As a mentor, he is someone that I have turned to on countless occasions for advice - both legal and personal - and he has yet to lead me astray. He is an invaluable asset to our profession and for those young lawyers who want to see law practiced the right way, you need only watch Steve Tilson."
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Galion Family Lawyer Stephen Frederick Tilson
Stephen Frederick Tilson
Family Attorney
Galion, OH
Licensed for 48 years