Johner  T. Wilson III


J.T. is a diverse lead trial attorney who focuses his practice on cybersecurity and data privacy, wage and hour class and collective actions, and labor and employment law and leads the Labor and Employment team in Chicago. A member of the firm's Board of Directors, he handles internal investigations, arbitrations, and trials before administrative agencies and in federal and state courts across the country involving a panoply of employment-related issues filed as single, multiple, class, and collective plaintiff lawsuits. J.T. also conducts trainings, workshops, lectures, and provides practical advice and counseling on a variety of complex business operation and employment initiatives. 


  • DePaul University College of Law  (J.D., 2002)
  • University of Illinois  (B.A., 1999)
    • Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan


  • International Association of Defense Counsel
    • International Membership Board
    • Website Taskforce
    • 2018 Trial Academy, faculty member
    • Employment Law Committee, vice chair of publications/newsletter (2017 - 2018)
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Young Attorneys Executive Advisory Board member
  • National Employment Law Council
    • ABA/NELC Employment Law Trial Institute Committee, chair
    • Outside Counsel Committee, chair
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor's Athletics Advisory Committee


  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, fellow
  • Crain's 2020 Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting & Law Crain's Chicago