Responsive & Experienced Attorneys Serving Eastern North Carolina

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J. Timothy Wilson

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Practice Areas:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Wills and Estates
  • Business and Employment Law


Tim grew up on a farm in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and graduated from the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 2007. For the first 11 years of his legal career, Tim practiced at Lewis & Roberts, PLLC in Raleigh. Focusing primarily on workers' compensation law, Tim earned partnership status at Lewis & Roberts before ultimately electing to return to his Eastern North Carolina roots in 2018. At that point, Tim joined Mewborn & DeSelms, Attorneys at Law where his practice areas include workers' compensation, local government representation, civil litigation, and labor and employment disputes.

Tim has experience representing clients before the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Department of Labor, as well as in North Carolina District and Superior courts and the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal court.


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence, J.D.
  • North Carolina State University
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Business Management

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2014

Classes & Seminars

  • Presented to the North Carolina League of Municipalities, Practical Pointers for Effective Claim Handling, 2019
  • 2019 Annual Workers’ Compensation CLE: Ethical Considerations in Workers’ Compensation Claims, 2019
  • CAGC 2019 Human Resources and Safety Conference: Common Claim Management Pitfalls and Best Practices, 2019
  • Presented to the North Carolina League of Municipalities, HIPAA Compliance and Workers’ Compensation in North Carolina, 2018
  • Attorney Panel for Annual Carolina Case Management Staff Meeting, 2018
  • North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers’ Annual Conference, 2016
  • Carolina Case Management Annual Conference, 2016
  • Numerous Continuing Education Performances as Willie Wayne Warren

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section Council
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina Association of Self-Insurers
  • Onslow County Bar Association
  • Duplin County Bar Association
  • Appointed Duplin County Attorney in October 2019
  • Fifth Judicial District Bar Association (Officer 2020 – 2022, President 2022)
  • Onslow Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, Treasurer

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

  • Lewis & Roberts, PLLC