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Brian T. Wilson

Partner / Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Orlando lawyer Brian Wilson shares how personal experiences and family life impact the way he handles clients’ cases with compassion and care. And he addresses the importance of being organized, detailed, and creative in order to ensure success.

Brian T. Wilson is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with decades of experience and recognition. He earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 1984 and then went on to graduate from Mercer University School of Law with his law degree in 1987. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Orange County Bar Association (where he served as President from 2001-2002), the Florida Justice Association, and the American Association for Justice.

He is deeply invested in his clients’ wellbeing and in the community. He has served with a wide range of community organizations including the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Central Florida Regional Commission on Homelessness, the Orange County Jail Oversight Commission, the Guardian Ad Litem Program for Abused Children and more.

In addition to Florida State Courts, he is admitted the U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida and Southern District of Florida, and the United States Supreme Court. His work has also awarded him an AV Preeminent Rating® – Martindale-Hubbell®, Florida Super Lawyer, Florida Trend Legal Elite, Outstanding Committee Chair and Outstanding Service Award for the Orange County Bar Association, Award of Excellence from the Orange County Legal Aid Society, “Best of the Bar” by Orlando Business Journal, and “Orlando’s Top Lawyer” by Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine, among others.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Orange County Bar Association

  • President (2001-2002)
  • President-elect (2000-2001)
  • Chairman, Lawyer Referral Service Committee (2003-2006)
  • Vice Chairman, Diversity Committee (2003-2004)
  • Member, Executive Council (1996-2003)
  • Board of Directors, Orange County Bar Association Foundation, Inc. (1998-2001)
  • Board of Directors, Legal Aid (2001-2002)
  • Chairman, Legislation Committee (1993-1994)
  • Young Lawyers Section:
    • Board of Directors (1991-1997)
    • President (1996-1997)
    • Secretary (1994-1995)

The Florida Bar

  • Judicial Nominating Commission, 5th District Court of Appeal (1998- 2002)
    • Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission (2000- 2002)
    • Vice Chairman, Judicial Nominating Commission (1998 – 1999)
  • Code & Rules of Evidence Committee (2018-2021)
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee  (2018-2021)
    • Chairman (2020-2021)
  • Governor, Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors (1997-1999)

Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission

  • Commissioner (2005 – 2010)

Florida Justice Association

  • Board of Directors (1991-1994)
  • Chairman, Young Lawyers Section (1993)

American Association for Justice

  • Member

CIVIC AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS (Past and Present)

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

  • Chairman
  • Vice Chairman
  • Board of Directors

Central Florida Regional Commission on Homelessness

  • Commissioner

City of Orlando Affordable Housing Commission

  • Vice Chairman

Orange County Charter Review Commission

  • Chairman

Orange County Jail Oversight Commission

  • Commissioner

Crew Boosters of Winter Park High School

  • President
  • Board Member

Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church

  • Senior Warden
  • Member of the Vestry

UCP Child Development Center

  • Board of Directors

1984

Wake Forest University, B.A.

1987

Mercer University School of Law, J.D.

  • Moot Court Board
  • Intrastate Moot Court Competition Team

Courts Admitted to:

  • All Courts in the State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court

Distinctions

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