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Joel B. Wilson

Mediation Attorney at Satellite Beach, FL

5.0   7 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 18 years
    Minnesota - MN 22 years
    North Carolina - NC 22 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2001
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2001
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joel

Learn Joel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    Mediating divorce, paternity, time-sharing, child support, alimony, modifications, and appeals.

    18 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    We help families resolve the difficult and challenging legal, financial, and emotional issues of their divorce with grace and dignity.

    23 years, 500 cases

  3. Family
    We help families resolve the difficult and challenging legal, financial, and emotional issues of other family legal issues such as Paternity, child support, grandparent and third-party custody, and step-parent adoption with grace and dignity.

    23 years, 500 cases

My wife (Dr. Tara A. Forcier, M.D.), and I have been devoted to helping families and children since we first met, almost twenty years ago. While she cares for children through her medical practice as a pediatrician, I work with families to help resolve conflict in a way that protects their children.  We both serve on the Board of Directors of our youngest son's non-profit school, and on the Board of Directors of our local soccer club, Satellite Beach Soccer, where I also coach our two eldest children's teams.

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Contact Joel

Wilson Family Law, P.A.
1275 South Patrick Drive
Suite I
Satellite Beach, FL, 32937


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Daniel | July 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Communication
Recently had the opportunity to I have a meeting at Wilson family law in Florida was a great experience, Great customer service very understanding, non-judgemental, open and honest. I appreciate that very much. Please consider retaining them for any family legal matter.
Posted by Beverly | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From day one, Joel was my advocate. His kind and professional demeanor was demonstrated throughout the entire process. Divorce can be so emotional but Joel helped me look at my situation objectively. The best interest of my children was consistently a priority. Joel's experience in mediation put me at ease as far as realistic expectations with not only the custody of my children, but also with my financial future.
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Posted by Bill Scott | June 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joel was excellent I would offer the highest recommendation to him.
In the midst of a terrible situation Joel's calming professionalism got me through. He and his team were thoroughly prepared. Joel explained all aspects and possible outcomes of my case to me. He was always available to take my calls or get back to me quickly if he was busy. I had, and still have, total confidence in him. Absolutely the best choice!
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2012
Stay-at-home Mom
Joel and his staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. As a stay-at-home mom, my main concern was custody/parenting time with my child. Joel's PEACE method (parenting, equitable distribution, alimony, child support, everything else) was on par with my own philosophy for order of importance. By using his skills as a mediator, Joel was able to secure my parenting time and financial security.
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Posted by Eric | August 16, 2011
Best lawyer EVER!
Joel is simply awesome! He and his staff were so helpful and professional. Joel made me feel comfortable and confident during the entire divorce process. Joel is extremely gifted lawyer that I would recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2011
The BEST Lawyer ever.
Joel is awsome ! He had my case settled in almost no time at all and has a great personality. I consider him a friend.
Posted by James Cain | August 10, 2011
Hire this lawyer! You will not regret it.
I am a single father with custody of my two daughters. Over the past six years, I have been involved in various legal disputes with my ex-wife, the latest being a custody issue. I believe if I had found Joel Wilson earlier, many of these disputes would not have happened. Mr. Wilson listens, empathizes, clearly explains the law as it pertains to your case and aggressively represents your interests in and out of court. In addition, his skills as a professional mediator offer his clients the ability to negotiate effective settlements, where possible, prior to going to court. In court, Mr. Wilson is prepared, professional, knowledgeable and fiercely capable of representing your best interests. Best of all, Joel Wilson genuinely cares about children which makes him uniquely capable of providing top notch legal representation while at the same time protecting the best interests of any children involved. I have found MY lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Wilson and his professional staff to anyone.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 275-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Wilson Family Law, P.A.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Niemi, Barr & Jerabek, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2004


  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Master of Social Work
  • 2000
  • University of North Carolina
  • Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership
  • 2000
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 1996
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Legal Cases

  • Keding Lemtouni v. Lemtouni (Minnesota Court of Appeals, unpublished, C6-02-2232
  • Affirmed
  • Martins v. Barnes (Minnesota Court of Appeals, unpublished C8-02-417)
  • Reversed and Remanded


  • Collaborative Association of Brevard
  • President
  • 2006 - Present
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003


  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • The Effects of Corporal Punishment on Childen
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Network Meeting
  • How to Make the Most of your Mediation
  • 2010
  • Family Law Network Meeting
  • Collaborative Law
  • 2007
  • The NACC 26th National Child Welfare, Juvenile and Family Law Conference
  • Corporal Punishment of Children
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
Endorse Joel
Mediation Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel is my number one mediator of choice. He has a knack for settling difficult cases and for making both parties in a case feel at ease. I highly recommend Joel for all of your mediation needs."
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I used Joel in a highly emotional dissolution of marriage as a mediator. His temperament and understanding of the law was amazing. I will absolutely be using him again as a mediator. I would have no issue whatsoever referring a client to Joel if I had a conflict of interest, etc., as I feel he is truly a highly competent family law attorney."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is a wonderful mediator. He takes pride is his work and truly cares about his cases. I highly recommend him!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joel is an excellent attorney."
Mediation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joel Wilson is a wonderful mediator! I highly recommend and endorse him."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've seen Joel settle nasty cases as a mediator that no one would ever believe could have been settled. He is always cheerful and professional, and very skilled at getting upset people to resolve problems."
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer/mediator. I am very happy to live in a community where people like Joel Wilson are professionals. He is a selfless individual who has mentored many mediators in the field. I have worked with him as opposing counsel on collaborative matters. He has been an attorney in cases where I was the mediator and I have hired him as a mediator for my own clients. I appreciate Mr. Wilson very much and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the future."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Prior to creating a firm with Mr. Wilson, I had the pleasure of mediating many cases with him. I found Mr. Wilson to be well-educated on the law, eager to understand the perspective of the parties and driven to obtain a just result. In short, I would absolutely recommend Mr. Wilson for his mediation skills."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joel's primary practice is family law mediation. He is actually my mediator of choice. His resolution rate on my cases has been nearly 100%. Joel has an easy going personality that immediately puts the parties at ease, and he has a natural ability to keep everyone focused on the task at hand so that issues can be resolved."
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Satellite Beach Mediation Lawyer Joel B. Wilson
Joel B. Wilson
Mediation Attorney
Satellite Beach, FL
Licensed for 22 years
Virtual consultation available