Stephen F. Tilson

Stephen F. Tilson

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Location:
Galion, Ohio
Phone:
419-468-5044
Fax:
419-468-1308
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Steve Tilson was born near Nashville, Tennessee, in 1949.  He is a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School, Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A. with honors), and Ohio State University (J.D. with honors).

His law practice includes wills and estates, litigation, estate planning, family law, divorce, dissolution, child custody, injury, business, real estate, finance and a number of other areas.

Steve practiced law in Columbus, Ohio from November of 1974 until May of 1975, when he became associated with our firm.  In 1978, he attained firm membership status.  He is a past President of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, a law-related charity serving Ohio.  He is a past President of the Crawford County Bar Association and currently chairs its family law committee.  He is a board member of Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP), an affiliate of the Ohio State Bar Association.  He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association, representing the Crawford, Morrow, Delaware, Seneca, Wyandot and Marion County district.  He has served as one of the district’s three delegates to the Ohio State Bar Association’s Council of Delegates.  He was a chairperson of the Ohio State Bar Association’s Board of Editors, which publishes "Ohio Lawyer" magazine, and was also chairperson of the Ohio State Bar Association's Board of Governors' Membership, Public and Media Relations, and Publications Committee, which publishes the "Ohio State Bar Association Report," which is a bi-weekly magazine.  He is the past Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Provisional remedies and Enforcement of Judgments for the Banking and Commercial Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association.  He has also been involved in the drafting and screening of various Ohio law sections on finances, and co-authored provisions in the Ohio Revised Code on garnishment and seizure of property.  He serves on the Ohio Judicial Candidate Commission and participated in the drafting of statewide domestic relations forms for a subcommittee for the Ohio Supreme Court.

He is a board member of the Galion Community Center - YMCA.  He is a past director of the Crawford County Community Mental Health Board and the Galion Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  He is a past president (along with his wife, Dawn) of the Renschville Elementary School P.T.L.  He is a former member of the Crawford County Business/Education Advisory Council and a former trustee of Planned Parenthood of North Central Ohio.

Areas of Practice

  • Wills and Estates
  • Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Dissolution
  • Child Custody
  • Injury
  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Finance

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1975

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. cum laude - 1974
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1971
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Crawford County Bar Association, Vice-President, 1988 - 1989
  • Crawford County Bar Association, Secretary, Treasurer, 1986 - 1988
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member, 1975 - Present
  • Galion Chamber of Commerce, 1984 - Present
  • Galion Building and Loan Association, Past Director
  • Crawford County Mental Health Board, 1979 - 1983
  • Crawford County Bar Association, Past President
  • Crawford County Bar Association, Chair, Family Law Committee
  • Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP), Board Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Past Member of the Board of Governors
  • Ohio State Bar Association’s Council of Delegates, Past Delegate
  • Ohio State Bar Association’s Board of Editors, Past Chairperson
  • Ohio State Bar Association's Board of Governors' Membership, Public and Media Relations, and Publications Committee, Past Chairperson
  • Subcommittee on Provisional remedies and Enforcement of Judgments for the Banking and Commercial Law Committee of the Ohio State Bar Association, Past Chairperson
  • Ohio Judicial Candidate Commission
  • First Federal Bank of Ohio, Board of Directors

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past President, Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Board Member, Galion Community Center - YMCA
  • Past Director, Crawford County Community Mental Health Board
  • Past Director, Galion Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
  • Past President, Renschville Elementary School P.T.L.
  • Former Trustee, Planned Parenthood of North Central Ohio