Brian J. Wilson

Brian J. Wilson Associate


Brian J. Wilson

Duke University School of Law, J.D.
Duke Journal for Gender Law and Policy

Michigan State University, B.S.

Practice Areas


Brian Wilson is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Group. He has handled a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters, including claims of tortious interference, securities and common-law fraud, breach of contract, professional malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, bankruptcy fraud, breach of employee non-solicitation and non-compete agreements, consumer fraud, and RICO violations. He also has experience handling internal investigations for corporate clients, including his work for the bankruptcy examiner of the Lehman Brother’s estate, where he investigated the causes behind Lehman’s collapse.


Brian received his B.A. in political theory from Michigan State University. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was actively involved in Duke’s Moot Court program and Appellate Litigation Clinic, as well as the Duke Journal for Gender Law and Policy. Prior to joining Fox Swibel, Brian was an associate at the Chicago office of Jenner & Block, LLP.

  • Represented over twenty defendants in a complex breach of contract and tortious interference suit, resulting in dismissal at the pleading stage of numerous defendants and a favorable settlement for the remaining defendants.
  • Defended numerous employers and employees in various actions regarding claims of wrongfully withheld wages. All such matters were settled successfully for the clients.
  • Represented and successfully settled claims against majority corporate shareholders brought by minority owners alleging breach of fiduciary duty related to the execution of an amended operating agreement.
  • Represented minority beneficiaries of a multi-million dollar family trust in a breach of fiduciary duty action against the corporate trustee for failing to diversify. Brian was a member of the team that eventually took the matter to trial, which lasted several months and involved Brian examining several hostile witnesses.
  • Represented, through trial, a minority owner of a closely held company who brought a shareholder oppression action against the majority owners for shutting her out of the business.
  • Represented a borrower in negotiations with a commercial lender regarding a dispute over repayment of a promissory note. The matter was successfully resolved without the need for any official legal proceedings.

In 2017 and 2016, Brian was selected to the list of Illinois Rising Stars, a list published by Super Lawyers. Rising Stars uses a patented multiphase selection process which includes peer nominations and evaluations combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys who have been selected to the list of Illinois Rising Stars make up 2.5 percent of lawyers in Illinois who have been in practice for less than ten years. These selections are made on an annual basis.

  • Legislative Liaison to the Chicago Bar Association’s Civil Practice Committee
  • Assistant Editor of the American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal
  • Lambda Legal (Member)
  • Southeast Lakeview Neighborhood Association (Member)