Robert E. Wilson

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Bob Wilson is a founding partner of Wilson, Morton & Downs, LLC. His practice focuses on the areas of civil and business litigation and dispute resolution, education law, personal injury, government law, corporate and government investigations and church and religious association law.

Bob served three terms as the District Attorney of the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit. Prior to this, he served as Chief Public Defender and as an Assistant District Attorney. As part of his practice, he serves as general counsel for the City Schools of Decatur and the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, as well as City Attorney for the City of Avondale Estates. Bob holds the highest rating possible for legal skills and ethical standards from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review ratings system.

Every Georgia governor for the past 30 years has relied on Bob for numerous special assignments and investigative work. The scope of this work has varied, ranging from unfair business practices and public corruption to unexplained child fatalities and the widely publicized Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal involving standardized tests.

Bob earned a B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law. He has also completed Harvard Law School’s Mediation program and has served as a court appointed mediator. He is licensed to practice in Georgia and North Carolina and is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Atlanta Lawyers Club and the DeKalb Bar Association. Bob is a graduate of Leadership DeKalb and Leadership Georgia, as well as a member and past president of the Decatur Rotary Club.

During his career, Bob has been the recipient of many distinguished awards and recognitions acknowledging his leadership and contributions to child welfare, healthcare, education, public safety, government and other areas that affect the entire community. Over the past 25 years, Bob has been named several times by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians.

Bob and his wife, Lynda, live in Decatur and are the parents of three adult children. He is an active member of the Decatur Presbyterian Church, where he has served as elder and trustee.