Jill R. Wilson - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Jill R. Wilson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 336-271-3130

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 and the business of education, including merger of school boards, 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 approved 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. 

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White in Education Law (2008-2016), Employment Law--Management (2016)
  • Named by her peers as a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" in Schools & Education Law (2006-09); Top 50 Female Lawyer (2008-2009); Law & Politics magazine
  • Women of Justice Award, 2012, presented by Lawyers Weekly North Carolina

Professional & Community 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


Hillsdale CollegeBA 1979Wake Forest UniversityJ.D. 1982
Greensboro Young LawyersFriends of the Jackson Library, University of NC at GreensboroGreenhill Center for North Carolina ArtNational Conference of Community and Justice

Office Location

Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000
230 North Elm Street
P.O. Box 26000
Greensboro, NC 27420
United States

Practice Areas

Education Law
Employment Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Female