Bill Wilson became an attorney to make a difference in the lives of everyday people. Following his service in the United States Army, Mr. Wilson was working as a civilian for the Department of Revenue when he was called for jury duty. With a bird’s-eye view of the judicial system in action, Mr. Wilson found his true passion and entered law school.
Graduating with honors from the NC Central University School of Law, Mr. Wilson then left his hometown of Apex and moved to Sanford, North Carolina to open a practice in 1978. It wasn’t long before he gained Robert Reives II as a partner in the firm. Most recently, Jonathan Silverman joined Mr. Wilson and Mr. Reives to become Wilson, Reives and Silverman. For more than 30 years, Mr. Wilson has led a team of attorneys and staff dedicated to bettering the lives of those in the communities they serve.
Mr. Wilson uses his experience, integrity and compassion to put his clients at ease and achieve results that are in their best interest, whether they or a loved one have been injured in an automobile or work accident or have faced the life-shattering loss of a loved one through wrongful death.
Throughout his law career, Mr. Wilson has not lost sight of what inspired him to enter the legal field more than three decades ago: the draw to help regular people navigate the complicated legal system in a way that is accessible and beneficial to them. That inspiration still drives Mr. Wilson and everything he does, which is obvious in the way he treats clients and the way his office operates. Wilson, Reives & Silverman has always kept the client at the center of all they do.
Giving back to the community is important to Mr. Wilson and the firm, and it is a core part of the firm’s culture. Mr. Wilson believes that everyone should contribute to the communities they live and work in, with no contribution too small. He has been honored with the Governor’s Volunteer of the Year award, as well as Member of the Year by the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce. Some of the various local and statewide organizations Mr. Wilson has been called to serve are the NC Community Development Initiative, Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees, Brick Capital Community Development Corporation and the Kiwanis Club of Lee County. In addition, Mr. Wilson and the firm are active members of the Sanford Chamber of Commerce.
Many of Mr. Wilson’s clients remain his friends long after their cases are resolved. His motto is to help them understand the law and their rights and responsibilities. According to the skilled attorney, most clients are really seeking good old-fashioned common sense advice to help them through the situation they face in the best way possible. And, that is just what Wilson, Reives & Silverman attorneys have been providing clients and the communities they serve for over 30 years and why Lee County residents continue to award the firm with Best of the Best year after year.
Back to Basics
While he is well known as a highly experienced and skilled attorney with offices in Sanford and Apex, what Bill Wilson most wants to be remembered for is making a difference in his community and in the lives of the clients he is honored to serve. He treats each client, and each case, with the highest respect so that his passion for law can help his community. Mr. Wilson’s colleagues and clients alike would agree: he possesses the skills, passion and drive to better the lives of the people around him.