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Bradley B. Wilson

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Phone: (217) 522-9010
Fax: (217) 522-9020

1231 S 8th St
Springfield, Illinois 62703

Brad was born in Columbia, Missouri in 1965.  He is a graduate of Griffin High School in Springfield, Illinois and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  In 1996, Brad received his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from the Northern Illinois University College of Law.  While in law school, Brad was named to the Dean’s list each semester, awarded the Dean’s Scholarship for academic excellence in 1994-95 and 1995-96 and was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law II.

After graduating from law school, Brad was appointed to the position of Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois State Labor Relations Board.  As an Administrative Law Judge with the ISLRB, Brad oversaw union certification and de-certification elections, presided over administrative hearings addressing disputes between organized labor organizations and the State of Illinois and drafted recommended findings and decisions for adoption by the Labor Relations Board.

From March,1998 through January, 2001, Brad represented the City of Springfield, Illinois as an associate corporation counsel.  In that capacity, Brad was primarily responsible for handling the City’s Labor and Employment Law issues and cases, and acting as the legal advisor for the City’s Civil Service Commission.  As an assistant corporation counsel, Brad also served as a City prosecutor responsible for enforcing zoning, health and environmental ordinances. 

In February, 2001, Brad joined Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel.  A great portion of Brad’s practice is devoted to labor and employment law issues.  Brad also represents clients in civil cases, administrative proceedings and commercial litigation.

Brad resides in Springfield with his wife, Gail, and their sons, Ben and Zach.  He is a member of the Springfield YMCA, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation, the University of Missouri Alumni Association, and the Tiger Scholarship Fund.  Brad also serves as a coach for several youth sports teams in Springfield.

Brad has been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of: Civil Rights and Constitutional Law; and Employment Law: Employees.

J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois, 1996
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: American Jursiprudence Award for Constitutional Law II
Honors: Dean's Scholarship 1994-95, 1995-96
Honors: Dean's List

B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Political Science

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 1996
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2001
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
Member Since: November 17, 1996

Sangamon County Bar Association
Member Since: January 1, 1997

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: October 1, 2001

Past Employment Positions
  • City of Springfield, Office of Corporation Counsel, Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1998 - 2001.
  • Illinois State Labor Relations Board, Administrative Law Judge, 1997 - 1998.
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • Lecturer, Adhering to the Family and Medical Leave Act, National Institute  Seminar on Human Resource Policies That Prevent Lawsuits,  2006.
Awards and Recognition
  • Leading Lawyer in the areas of: Civil Rights and Constitutional Law; and Employment Law: Employees.
  • American Jurisprudence Award, 1995.
  • NIU College of Law Dean's Scholarship, 1995 - 1996.
  • NIU College of Law Dean's Scholarship, 1994 - 1995.
  • Distinguished rating by Martindale-Hubbell

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