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Joseph M. Wilson

Joseph M. Wilson Jr.

also known as Joey Wilson

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Criminal Defense

About Me

Mr. Wilson is a member of the Durham County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.  He serves as a board member of the Large Law Firm Management Section of the North Carolina Bar Association.



University of South Carolina, B.A. in Political Science, 1983
North Carolina Central University, J.D., 1988 


He is admitted to practice before the following courts:

All North Carolina State Courts

United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Workers Compensation: 30%
  2. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 25%
  3. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%



Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kristin Lea Hart

    Joey is an experienced and dedicated workers' compensation attorney who always puts his clients first.


    Kristin Hart Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Merritt, Webb, Wilson & Caruso, PLLC

2525 Meridian Parkway, Suite 300
Durham, NC, 27702


NCAuthorized to practice law199107/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney / MemberMerritt, Webb, Wilson & Caruso, PLLC1991 - 2012

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Durham County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar Association, Large Law Firm Management SectionMemberN/A
North Carolina Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of South CarolinaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983