William T. Wilson

Partner

Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Civil Rights Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Bill brings an in-depth knowledge of civil rights and employment law to the matters he handles for individuals and businesses. Bill served in the United States Army for 33 years (1976-2009), 7 years of service was on active duty. He has extensive experience in Federal and State Court civil litigation, including insurance, privacy law and commercial transactions.

Recent Representations

  • Brought suit against Chester County under the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection clause for denying women equal access to prison work release programs, resulting in fair compensation to the client, as well as the acceleration of the county’s plans to build a modern work release facility, a project that had repeatedly been pushed to the budget back burner until the county was sued.
  • Represented the mayor of a local borough in a libel action against a newspaper, resulting in a landmark decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejecting the existence of a “neutral reportage” privilege for the media, which had been adopted in some other jurisdictions, under which a newspaper would have been licensed to repeat the defamatory comments of other public officials, regardless of how false they might be.
  • Defended a multinational corporation in a Title VII sexual harassment and retaliation case where the EEOC had determined that unlawful discrimination and retaliation had taken place but, through careful presentation of facts, obtained a jury verdict exonerating the client.
  • Successfully represented an employee being accused by a former employer after his resignation of wrongfully using confidential information in his new, competitive, business.
  • Bill has been selected as a Top Lawyer by Main Line Today every year the magazine has published on the subject and a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2009.
  • In addition to practicing as a JAG officer for 5 years, Bill served a total of 33 years in the Army and retired as a Colonel serving, among other places, in Iraq and Kosovo.

Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

Previous Memberships

  • Chester County Bar Association, Chair, Fall Bench Bar Committee and Chair, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Board Member 2006-2008

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors of Chester County Bar Foundation
  • Vice President of the CCBA

Previous Community Involvement

  • West Chester Area Senior Center, Past President
  • West Chester Daybreak Lions Club, Past President
  • West Chester Area Senior Center, Past President

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William TWilson, Partner

William T Wilson

Partner

West Chester, PA

wwilson@macelree.com

610.436.0100 | main

610.840.0206 | direct

610.430.7885 | fax

Assistant:Barbara Butler

bbutler@macelree.com

Education

    • Duke University School of Law
    • The Citadel
      English

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Super Lawyers

  • 2009-2014

  • 2011-2014