Carol J. Young Wilson
Carol has been admitted to practice in Florida, Pennsylvania, and the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and before the United States Supreme Court and the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims.
Carol has been a practicing attorney since 1979. Most all of her time as an attorney, Carol has been dedicated to the representation of the indigent or disabled. Her professional experiences are wide and diverse, including litigation in the administrative, trial and appellate levels. She taught as a law school instructor and supervised law students representing disabled persons seeking social security disability benefits.
Carol was graduated from Brown University in 1976, with honors, and from Villanova University School of Law in 1979, where she was an editor and published writer for the Villanova Law Review. After graduating from law school, she was admitted in 1979 to the Pennsylvania bar. She thereafter began her legal career by entering private practice in Philadelphia, working in the area of federal criminal litigation. In 1980, she relocated and began representing the indigent and disabled as a legal services attorney in northern New Hampshire, traveling hundreds of miles throughout three counties in order to serve her clients. In 1983, she became a member of the Florida Bar and worked as an attorney for Legal Services of Greater Miami. In 1984, she became an assistant public defender in the trial and appellate divisions, representing thousands of clients at various levels of the criminal justice process. After litigating criminal trials in West Palm Beach and Miami, Carol began working as a criminal appellate lawyer in 1990.
In addition to her Railroad Retirement Board disability practice, SSDI/SSI and federal appeals, Carol has handled over five hundred state court appeals. She has argued cases on multiple occasions before the Florida Supreme Court and Florida District Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third and Fourth Districts. She has petitioned the United States Supreme Court for writs of certiorari and responded to such petitions filed against her clients. Her oral arguments before the Florida Supreme Court can be viewed on the high court’s website.
Carol is a member of the state bar associations for Florida and Pennsylvania, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States Supreme Court. She is also a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the private bar associations for Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, and West Pasco County, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association. Carol is a member of the National Organization for Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.
Carol has been involved in her community wherever she has lived, participating in voter registration drives, community legal education, religious education, political campaign volunteering, and legal education for elementary and middle school students.
The Law Firm of Mike Murburg, P.A. is proud to have Carol Wilson “of counsel” with the firm. Her work in the field of disability reflects the longstanding commitment that we have to helping those who may be in need of the highest quality of representation.