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John S. Wilson


Attorney John S. Wilson
Attorney John S. Wilson, Lawyer located in Norfolk, Virginia

Mr. Wilson has over three decades of courtroom experience handling a variety of complex commercial lawsuits and seeking money in catastrophic personal injury and elder abuse cases.

After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Wilson was hired by one of Virginia’s largest and prestigious law firms, where he developed a sophisticated commercial litigation and insurance defense practice. For over twenty years, he represented Fortune 500 companies, such as Coca-Cola, Norfolk Southern, Verizon, General Electric, Siemens Westinghouse, and prominent insurance companies in liability claims litigated in both state and federal courts. Mr. Wilson was fortunate to gain considerable courtroom experience in matters involving commercial disputes, as well as catastrophic loss cases, involving claims for wrongful death, severe personal injury and multi-million-dollar property losses resulting from fire, water and other types of damage. Mr. Wilson received big firm training, charged big firm rates, and got big firm results.

Now that he has decided to serve his clients as a solo practitioner, you can hire a “big firm” lawyer to represent you, but with the advantages and flexibility of being represented in a small firm setting. You are hiring Mr. Wilson. Not a large law firm that passes your case down the ranks.

Contact Mr. Wilson to discuss your personal injury claim, including elder abuse and nursing home neglect; truck, motorcycle, bicycle and severe automobile accident cases; products liability claims; or any other type of personal injury claim.

Even though Mr. Wilson has been a trial attorney for over thirty years, he still believes in offering a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your rights, just as he did when first practicing law in Virginia in 1988. Take this opportunity to call for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer and see what the big insurance companies and sophisticated businesses already knew when Mr. Wilson was their lawyer: choosing the right lawyer makes a difference. With Mr. Wilson, you have that choice.

Bar Admissions:

Admitted to practice in all state courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Admitted in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Have appeared pro hac vice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Florida.
Lead counsel in multi-million dollar arbitrations and mediations in diverse alternative dispute resolution forums.

Education & Publications:

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude, 1985
Co-Author of the “Default and Remedies” Chapter in Virginia’s CLE Handbook Landlord-Tenant Law and Practice

Select Peer Reviews

“John is an outstanding lawyer – very detail oriented, extremely bright, excellent brief writer, superbly qualified in construction litigation and general commercial litigation, and most importantly, highly ethical.”
“I’ve worked with John on a number of occasions and find him exceptional in all respects. He is among the best I know.”

Awards & Distinctions:

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for professional excellence in Commercial Litigation, 2022
Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Portsmouth, 2022
Best Litigation Attorneys in Norfolk, 2022
AV Martindale/Hubbell Judicial Edition – Preeminent (2019 to present)
AV Martindale/Hubbell Peer Rated – Preeminent (2011 to present)
America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1% – 2020
Rated in the top 5% of Virginia Elder Law attorneys by “Super Lawyers”
2016 America’s Most Honored Professionals Award
Designated one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers’ Association
Selected Virginia 2015 for “10 Best Client Satisfaction” Award by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Named a “Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care” in The National Law Journal & The American Lawyer
Received designation “2016 Legal Leaders—Litigation” published in The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel
Recognized as one of the “Top Attorneys in Virginia,” 2012 – 2018
Designated by Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite, Construction Law

Select Client Reviews

“You are one terrific lawyer John Wilson. Thank you.” [E.C.]
“What is obvious is that you are a superior lawyer and I am grateful that you are on my side.” [C.I.]
“You’re absolutely stellar performance in court was testament to all of the long hours and exemplary effort you have put into this fight…” [P.E.]

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Please contact Mr. Wilson today for a free, no cost, no obligation, no pressure, confidential consultation.

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