Joe Wilson is the section leader of the Dispute Resolution Practice at Bevilacqua PLLC. He was a special counsel in the litigation group at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP and a solo practitioner before joining Bevilacqua PLLC. Mr. Wilson has over twenty years of experience efficiently and effectively representing parties involved in business disputes and has helped numerous clients achieve favorable results.
Mr. Wilson has represented clients in proceedings before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, as well as in arbitrations and mediations and settlement negotiations. He has served as lead counsel for parties facing various kinds of business-related disputes, including ones involving employment matters, breaches of fiduciary duty, commercial leases, consumer protection claims, loan agreements, service agreements, federal and state regulatory regimes, and claims of fraud and other business torts. Mr. Wilson has first chair trial experience, and he has zealously represented Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller businesses and organizations and individuals.
Mr. Wilson has, on several occasions, investigated legal claims threatened against clients, as well as potential claims that his clients were considering bringing, to provide advice on the merits of those claims, their likely outcomes, and strategies for proceeding. In addition, Mr. Wilson has frequently counseled businesses and other clients on legal and related issues impacting them, and he has helped clients to craft solutions to mitigate their legal and regulatory risks, better achieve their goals – and avoid disputes and litigation in the first place. He also has experience advocating for clients’ interests before administrative agencies.
Early in his legal career, Mr. Wilson served as the law clerk to a District of Columbia judge handling a busy docket of civil cases. Mr. Wilson is admitted to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and New York as well as in several federal district and appellate courts throughout the country. He graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Wilson did his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service.