Matthew L. Wilson

Matthew L. Wilson

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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MATTHEW L. WILSON is a partner at Martin Law and has practiced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law exclusively for more than 25 years. He started his career representing agencies with the City of Philadelphia, major insurance carriers and self-insured corporations. After Mr. Wilson’s affiliation with two major defense firms, he was recruited by his partners in 1993 to protect the rights of injured workers. In the spring of 2015, Mr. Wilson became a certified specialist in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation by the PA Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the PA Supreme Court.

He frequently lectures to other lawyers, doctors and insurance groups on workers’ compensation in a variety of subject areas. For the last 10 years he has co-authored the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedure Manual, which is known among attorneys and judges as the “bible” on workers’ compensation law.

Since 1997, Mr. Wilson has been a featured speaker at the biennial “Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation” seminar. He has also presented multiple lectures at the spring and fall meetings of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Section as well as the statewide biannual practice and procedure program. Mr. Wilson has served on the Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association since 2007 and is immediate past Chair of the organization. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations as well as the Workplace Injury Litigation Group. Wilson was inducted into The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2011. He is a member of the committee that implemented and manages a ground breaking certification process for Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys. Mr. Wilson was selected for a second time as an “Awesome Attorney” in the regional publication Suburban Life Magazine.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1987


  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • M.A. - 1984
  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1983

Published Works

  • Workers' Compensation Practice and Procedure Manual (Co-Author), Pennsylvania Bar Institute


  • Bi-Annual Tough Problems in Workers Compensation, Since 1997
  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Section Fall Section Meeting

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America , 2010 - 2015
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2004 - 2014
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2013
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell A/V Rated, Present
  • Awesome Attorneys Suburban Life Magazine, 2012 - 2013
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Chair of the Workers' Compensation Section, 2014 - 2015
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • The College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Member
  • Workers Injury Law & Advocay Group
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member