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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.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. General Practice: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Adam Charles Stone

    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.


    Adam Stone Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Hottenroth, Garverick, Tilson & Garverick, Co., L.P.A.

126 S Market St
Po Box 477
Galion, OH, 44833-2626


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Tilson AwardCrawford County Business/Education Advisory CouncilN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and ShareholderHottenroth, Garverick, Tilson & Garverick, Co., L.P.A.1975 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar FoundationTrustee2006 - Present
Ohio State Bar FoundationFellow1988 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Ohio State Bar FoundationPast President2014 - 2014
Ohio State Bar FoundationChair, Grants and Programs Committee of Board of Trustees2011 - 2013
Ohio State Bar FoundationChair, Audit and Finance Committee of Board of Trustees2010 - 2010
Ohio State Bar FoundationChair, Awards Committee of Board of Trustees2009 - 2009
Ohio State Bar AssociationCo-chair, Past Presidents & Board of Gov Steering Committee2009 - 2010
Ohio State Bar AssociationDelegate2007 - 2012
Ohio State Bar AssociationChair, Membership, PR and Pub Committee of the Board of Gov2004 - 2005
Ohio State Bar AssociationPast Governor2002 - 2005
The William F. Unckrich Foundation, Inc.Trustee2002 - 2011
Planned Parenthood of North Central OhioTrustee2002 - 2003
Crawford County Business/Education Advisory CouncilBoard Member1998 - 2004
Renschville Elementary School/Parent Teacher LeaguePresident1988 - 1989
Crawford County Community Mental Health BoardTrustee1980 - 1985
Galion Community Center/YMCABoard Member1980 - 1983
Ohio State Bar AssociationChair, Provisional Remedies Sub-Cmte, Banking & Comm Law Cmte1979 - 1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Ohio Wesleyan UniversityReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mid-Year MeetingDiversity In Charitable Boards of Trustees2014
Annual ConventionOhio State Bar Foundation Activities2014