Rhonda Hill Wilson, Esq.
The first woman in her family to earn an advanced degree, Rhonda Hill Wilson has been practicing law for nearly three decades. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of numerous federal bars, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Ms. Hill Wilson launched her own firm in 1994, after leaving an insurance defense practice. At that time, she decided to fight for the rights of injured individuals and their loved ones. She now concentrates her practice in nursing home negligence, while also handling medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, motor vehicle accident and premises liability matters. Ms. Hill Wilson's years of experience representing insurance companies provide her clients with the distinct advantage of having an attorney who knows how the defense approaches cases.
In addition to years of experience and a thorough knowledge of the law, Ms. Hill Wilson brings a high level of integrity and compassion to her practice. She cares about her clients and their families. She strives to achieve excellent legal results combined with a strong focus on client needs. Ms. Hill Wilson's clients know that they have an accessible, honest and caring lawyer on their side.
An accomplished and award-winning leader, Ms. Hill Wilson has presented, lectured and taught in areas including nursing home litigation, deposition strategies, ethics, damages, direct and cross-examination and the essentials of civil litigation. She has been named one of the Top Black Lawyers in the Tri- State Area by The Network Journal, she has received the Presidential Award from the National Bar Association, she's been made a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and she has been listed in Who's Who in American Law, just to name a few.
Ms. Hill Wilson is past president of the National Bar Association's Women's Law Division-Philadelphia. She is Treasurer of the American Association for Justice and presently serves on its Executive Committee. She is a past member of the American Association for Justice's National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees and has served on its Executive Committee. Ms. Hill Wilson is a former member of the Board of Governors and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. She is on the Board of Governors for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and is the Parliamentarian. Ms. Hill Wilson also serves on the Governing Board of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority.
In an effort to educate the public, Ms. Hill Wilson began a radio career in 1993. From 2003 through March of 2007, she hosted “Truth Rising” which was heard on WURD 900-AM on Fridays from 10 am-12 pm. On “Truth Rising,” Ms. Hill Wilson discussed local, national and international legal and political issues. From March 2007 through November of 2009, Ms. Hill Wilson co-hosted "The Morning Team" on WURD on Fridays from 7 am-10 am. She serves as a role-model and gives back to the community by teaching young, inner-city women life skills and goal setting strategies, and by acting as the chair for the Philadelphia area "A Mind Is" Annual Giving Society, a national contributors' program of the United Negro College Fund.
Juris Doctor, Washington College of Law, The American University, May 1979
Bachelor of Arts, CW Post College, Long Island University, May 1976
Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
Psi Chi Honor Society
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
-Advocate, National College of Advocacy
-AAJ Board of Governors Minority Caucus Representative, 2005-2008
-Audit Committee, 2010-2011
-Board of Governors
-Budget Committee, 2010-2011
-Former Chair of the Diversity Taskforce
-Executive Committee, 2006-present
-Justice List Committee, 2006-present
-Law Schools Committee, 2008-present
-Leaders Forum, 2006-2011
-Legal Affairs Committee, 2009-2011
-Membership Oversight Committee, 2004-2005, 2007-present
-Minority Caucus (Vice-Chair 2004-2005, Second Vice Chair 2003-2004)
-Minority Caucus Representative Pennsylvania, 2005-2010
-National College of Advocacy Board of Trustees, Lecturer, Instructor, 2004-2008
-National College of Advocacy, Diplomate
-National Finance Council (Chair 2010-2011, Member 2007-present)
-Nursing Home Litigation Group, 2005-present
-Organization Review Committee, 2007-2010
-Public Affairs Committee, 2007-present
-Public Justice Foundation Member, 2007-present
-Public Justice-Member of Board of Governors, 2006-2010
-Widener Law School, AAJ Ambassador Program, 2004-present
-Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (State Representative 2002-present)
Barristers Association of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Bar Association
-Chair of the 2008 William J. Brennan, Jr. Distinguished Jurist Award Committee
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
-Board of Governors
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
National Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Awards & Accomplishments
Presidential Award, 1994, National Bar Association
Who's Who in American Law, 1998 - 1999 and 2003 - 2004
The 1999 Chisholm Award, National Political Congress of Black Women - Philadelphia Chapter
Community Award, 2001, Eastwick Commandoes Drill Team
Top Black Lawyers in the Tri-State Area, 2002, The Network Journal
United Who's Who, 2003
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Distinguished Service Award, 2008, American Association for Justice
Woman On The Move, October 2008, Main Line Today
Distinguished Service Award, 2009, American Association for Justice