Criminal Defense Attorney
Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has handled everything from misdemeanor drug possession to Murder in the First Degree. Recently, Mr. Wilson was a supervising attorney at the Office of the Public Defender for Maryland, where he handled some of the most demanding cases in the office—complex homicides and other serious felonies. Additionally, he supervised other attorneys within the office and conducted attorney trainings. Before practicing in Maryland, Mr. Wilson was a public defender with the Legal Aid Society in Queens, NY, where he handled a high volume of cases, including misdemeanor offenses and serious felonies.

Mr. Wilson’s experience includes trying many cases to verdict before juries and judges, including homicides, sex offenses, felony assaults, robberies, gun offenses, DUIs, and many other charges. He also has substantial experience consulting experts and litigating forensic science issues, including both preparing his own experts to testify and cross-examining the State’s experts on DNA evidence, historical cell site analysis, eyewitness identifications, false confessions, and competency to stand trial, among others.

In addition to his trial skills, Mr. Wilson understands that in many cases the best success is avoiding trial altogether and has achieved successful outcomes for his clients through skilled plea negotiation combined with dogged investigation and an aggressive and creative motions practice. He has convinced judges to suppress illegally obtained evidence in both drug and gun cases, resulting in acquittals or full dismissal of the charges.

Mr. Wilson also gained valuable experience before becoming a criminal defense attorney, including clerking for a judge on the D.C. Superior Court and working as a criminal investigator at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Notes Editor on the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, a student-attorney in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, and recognized for performing 125 hours of pro bono service during law school. He graduated magna cum laude from Appalachian State University with a degree in French and minors in Spanish and Philosophy. He was a 4-year member of the Appalachian State Cycling Team and competed nationally at the Collegiate Road National Championships.

Mr. Wilson is licensed to practice in Maryland and New York and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association. He speaks conversational French and Spanish.

Mr. Wilson can be reached at

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"We are SO pleased and satisfied with the way Michael Wilson handled our case. From day 1 till the final day it’s has always been detail explanation on what the next step will be. We will use him again in the future and recommend him to ALL!" - Mbah Johnson Timah

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