Matthew L. Wilson

MATTHEW L. WILSON is a partner at Martin Law and has practiced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law exclusively for more than 35 years. 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 14 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 a past Chair of the organization. He is a member of the committee that implemented and manages a groundbreaking certification process for Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorneys. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations as well as the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group. Mr. Wilson was inducted into The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in 2011. In 2017, Mr. Wilson was named Best Lawyers 2017 Workers Compensation Law – Claimants, “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia. He was also recognized by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group’s Top Injured Workers’ Attorneys. Mr. Wilson is the 2018 award recipient of the Irvin Stander Memorial Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. This award is presented annually to an attorney whose dedication to workers’ compensation law and professionalism serves as an example to others.

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Areas of Practice:

Workers Compensation

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties:

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

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


Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 1987


Honor & Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, Since 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America, Since 2010
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyer, 2011-2013, 2015, 2016
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2011-2013, 2018
  • Awesome Attorneys 2012, 2013, Suburban Life Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell A/V Rated, Present
  • The Irvin Stander Award for Professionalism in Workers' Compensation, 2018


Professional Associations and Memberships

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