Joseph Wilson

Founder, Trial Lawyer

Joseph Wilson

Joseph Wilson is considered by many to be one of the elite trial lawyers in the southeast, if not the nation. To wit, there are few lawyers of his age that have accomplished what he has in such a short span. In an era where very few injury lawyers take cases to a jury trial when insurance carriers act in an unreasonable manner; Joseph has established a reputation based on the significant verdicts he has obtained on behalf of clients.

Results Matter

Joseph garnered attention from his colleagues and Georgia insurance defense lawyers following two significant verdicts. In 2018, a Fulton County jury awarded our client $500,000.00 for injuries she sustained when a deck collapsed as a result of negligence. In 2019, following a highly contested trial involving elite defense counsel; Joseph secured a $584,000.00 jury verdict on behalf of a client injured as a result of a negligent driver of an armored truck. Additionally, he has served as lead counsel in over 25 jury trials which is rare for a lawyer of his age. Many injury lawyers have never tried a case and a vast majority have tried less than 5 jury trials in their career.

Accolades & Awards

Mr. Wilson attended law school at Washington University; considered by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 law schools in the nation. Upon graduation, Joseph was awarded the prestigious John W. Calhoun Trial Practice award for demonstrating excellence in trial advocacy.

As a practicing attorney, Joseph received recognition by National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40. He had previously been selected as one of the top 30 under 30 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. In 2020, fellow members of the Georgia Bar voted Joseph as a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star. He has also been recognized for his outstanding service to Fulton County schools. Giving back to the community and philanthropy remains paramount to his vision and philosophy.


Joseph is the past Vice-President of the Emerging 100 of Atlanta and was recently inducted into the prestigious 100 Black Men of Atlanta – one of the youngest members in the entire organization. In addition, he serves as the President of the Stone Mountain Alumni Foundation of Kappa Alpha Psi.


In his free time, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife Essence, as well as their two boys Jaxson and Kingston at their Atlanta home.

“Joe Wilson is the future of trial lawyers in America” – Nicholas Rowley, Esq., California Trial Lawyer of The Year and considered by some to be the nation’s premier trial attorney.

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