Overview

Jill Wilson represents numerous public school boards of education, private educational institutions, and colleges and universities on a wide range of education issues and in litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. She has advised and/or litigated on all aspects of education. She frequently assists public and private boards in investigating and resolving issues when independent counsel is advisable.   

My Practices

  • Jill represents numerous public school boards of education, private educational institutions, and colleges and universities on a wide range of education issues and in litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. She has advised and/or litigated on all aspects of education and the business of education, including school board mergers, policy generation, funding disputes, civil rights issues, student conduct issues, school assignment, teacher tenure and dismissal, general employment, personal injury, construction and public contracting, and First Amendment issues. 

    Jill is the counsel for the North Carolina School Board Trust and a frequent presenter at the University of North Carolina School of Government, formerly the North Carolina Institute of Government, the Principals' Executive Program, and the North Carolina School Board Association. She is an active participant in the General Counsel section of the Council of Great City Schools.  

Credentials

Honors & Recognitions

Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Education Law (2008-2022); Employment Law - Management (2016-2022)

Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Schools & Education Law (2006-2011, 2018-2019); Top 50 Female Lawyer (2008-2009)

Included in the American City Business Journals' Influencers: Law list (2018)

Named one of Triad Business Journal's "Outstanding Women in Business" (2018)

Ann Majestic Award for Distinguished Service, presented by the Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association (2017)

Women of Justice Award, 2012, presented by Lawyers Weekly North Carolina 2012

Education

Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1982; Staff Member, Wake Forest Law Review, 1980-82

Hillsdale College, B.A., 1979, magna cum laude

Admissions

North Carolina

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle, and Eastern Districts of North Carolina

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News

Publications

Professional & Civic

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, Litigation and Insurance Section, American Bar Association

President, North Carolina Council of School Attorneys (2002)

Chair, Greensboro Young Lawyers

Chair, Friends of the Jackson Library, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Chair, Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art

Dinner Chair, National Conference of Community and Justice (NCCJ) (2002)

Member, National Conference of Community and Justice

  • 26
    26 letters in the alphabet and every child deserves a chance to read fluently
  • 1000
    1000 piece puzzle on the easel at all times
  • 42
    42 years in the South and it is never too hot
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