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Mason W. Wilson

Shareholder
Memphis
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Mason Wilson, shareholder in Baker Donelson's Memphis office, is a member of the Transportation, Health Care Litigation and Products Liability & Mass Tort practice groups.

Featured Experience

Successfully defended KLLM Transport Services, Inc. in a jury trial in state court, DRI™ The Voice.

Served as national counsel for a $17 billion shipping and logistics company based in China after the successful prosecution of a freight claim.
Represented numerous national and regional motor carriers in tort and casualty litigation.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Wilson has extensive experience in medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, transportation litigation, products liability litigation, class actions, bankruptcy litigation and general tort litigation. He also frequently handles governmental affairs, including the representation of government and civilian clients during investigations and litigation.

He is a member of the Firm's 24 Hour Motor Carrier Emergency Response Team, a group of attorneys dedicated to providing rapid post-accident intervention and investigation throughout the Firm's footprint and beyond, whenever and wherever you need us.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Wilson served as the City Attorney for the City of Clarksville, Tennessee. He received his J.D. in 2004, with honors, from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. Prior to law school, Mr. Wilson worked as a sportswriter and newspaper reporter.

Representative Matters
  • Successfully defended KLLM Transport Services, Inc. in a jury trial in state court, DRI™ The Voice.

  • Served as national counsel for a $17 billion shipping and logistics company based in China after the successful prosecution of a freight claim.
  • Represented numerous national and regional motor carriers in tort and casualty litigation.
  • Represented shippers, freight forwarders, brokers and motor carriers in litigation and freight claim actions.
  • Represented a rail-based international transportation company before local and state government agencies and boards.
  • Represented numerous national and regional medical device manufacturers and distributors in products liability litigation.
  • Represented a regional hospital system in medical malpractice litigation.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • President – Traffic Club of Memphis
  • Listed in Mid-South Rising Stars (2011 – 2017)
  • Member – Transportation Lawyers Association
  • 2007 graduate of the Memphis Bar Association Leadership Forum
  • 2006 graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford University
  • Legal Counsel and Director – Hands On Memphis/Volunteer Memphis (2004 – 2007)
  • Pupil – Leo Bearman Sr. Chapter of the American Inns of Court (2004)
  • Member – Memphis Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors (2007)
    • Publications Committee (2006 – present)
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
    • President, Young Lawyers Division (2011 – 2012)
    • President-elect, Young Lawyers Division (2010 – 2011)
    • Vice President, Young Lawyers Division (2009 – 2010)
    • Treasurer, Young Lawyers Division (2008 – 2009) 
    • Vice-Chair, Public Service Committee (2006 – 2007)
    • Law Day Coordinator (2006 – 2007)
    • Memphis CLE Captain (2005 – 2006)
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – DRI
  • Member – Association of Transportation Law Professionals
  • Graduate – Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law program 
  • Staff Member – University of Memphis Law Review
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students (2003)
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist – "Hot Topics in Broker-Carrier Sector—MAP-21 and Broker Liability in Cargo and Casualty Claims," Transportation Club International Annual Meeting (September 2013)

Education

  • The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2004
  • The University of Memphis, B.A., cum laude, 2000

Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2004
  • Tennessee, 2004
  • Arkansas, 2011 

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