Skip to main content
Find a Lawyer

Enter legal issue and location

Stephen F. Tilson - Galion, OH

126 S. Market St. Galion, OH 44833 - 0477

Updated: 03/06/2020

Galion Wills and Estates Lawyer

Overview

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 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.

At Delaware Hayes High School, Steve set a school record and was league champion in the shot put, attained all-conference honors as a fullback, played basketball and captained the track and field team. He was a student government officer and student council class representative, and was active in literary and journalism societies. At Ohio Wesleyan, he served as a member of the Religion Department Board and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.


In October of 2017, Steve was awarded the Ramey Award by the Ohio State Bar Foundation, which is a statewide award given to one Ohio lawyer each year in recognition of distinguished community service. In May of 2018, Steve was awarded Professional of the Year by the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce for his contributions, commitment and dedication to the community.

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 member of several bar associations, and a past President of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and the Crawford County Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Boards of the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program, First Federal Bank of Ohio and The Galion Community Center - YMCA. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association for the Crawford, Morrow, Delaware, Seneca, Wyandot and Marion County district. He served as one of the district's three delegates to the Ohio State Bar Association's Council of Delegates. He is a past chairperson of the Ohio State Bar Association's Board of Editors, which publishes "Ohio Lawyer" magazine, and also a past 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 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 is a past director of the Crawford County Community Mental Health Board, the Galion Area Chamber of Commerce, Inc., and the Galion Building and Loan Association. 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.

Steve, and his wife, Dawn, have two children, and two grandsons. Steve's first interest is family activities. He loves to volunteer in his grandchildren's schools. He also enjoys playing guitar with his son in their band, The Crazy Gringos. His other hobbies include canoeing, fishing and sports.

About Stephen F. Tilson

Practice Areas

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

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

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

Other Affiliations

  • Crawford County Bar Association, 1988 - 1989 (Vice-President)
  • Crawford County Bar Association, 1986 - 1988 (Secretary, Treasurer)
  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1975 - Present (Member)
  • 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)

Education

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

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

Photo

Office Information

Address

126 S. Market St. Galion, OH 44833 - 0477

Fax

  • 419-468-1308

When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our FindLaw.com Legal Directory disclaimer. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.

Write Your Review

Fields marked with an * are required

1. Rating

Overall rating

How would you rate your overall experience with this lawyer?

Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the rating

Please Rate
Optional ratings
Value
Please Rate
Quality Of Service
Please Rate
Professional Competence
Please Rate

2. Review

Please share your opinion of working with this attorney. Do not reveal personal information or details about your case. All submitted reviews are shared with the attorney prior to publishing.

Your feedback must be at least 50 characters.Your review must be at least 50 characters
I would recommend this attorney to friends and family:

3. Verification

Keep my name anonymous from public view:
Customer Type
Please choose one

Unable to send request

By submitting this form you agree to receive email communications from FindLaw related to the management of your review.

Privacy Statement Contact Lawyer FAQ

Call us at 419-468-5044

Fields marked with an * are required

Preferred contact method
Unable to send request
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this web site is intended to convey general information. It should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. It is not an offer to represent you, nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The use of the internet or this contact form for communication is not necessarily a secure environment. Contacting a lawyer or law firm email through this service will not create an attorney-client relationship, and information will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential.

Firm Address

Fax:
419-468-1308
Google Map
126 S. Market St. Galion, OH 44833 - 0477

Find a Lawyer

More Options