John Tienken

John W. Tienken
Associate | jtienken@cooperkirk.com
Phone: (202) 220-9643

John W. Tienken joined Cooper & Kirk in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for Judge Andrew S. Oldham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Amul R. Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Mr. Tienken received his J.D. with high honors, Order of the Coif, and a certificate in business leadership from the University of Chicago Law School. In law school, he served as Managing Online Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, in English and Political Science from the University of Illinois Springfield, where he served as a Student Member of the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Tienken is admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois. His admission to the bar of the District of Columbia is pending.

Clerkships

Judge Andrew S. Oldham, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2019-2020
Judge Amu R. Thapar, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2018-2019

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School in 2018 (high honors, Order of the Coif)
B.A., University of Illinois, Springfield in 2013 (summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

Illinois
District of Columbia (Pending)

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