Law School/Year: University of California, Davis, 1983
Other Graduate School/Year: Universite of Bordeaux, Talance, France, 1976-77
College/Year: University of California, San Diego, 1978
Discrimination & Civil Rights, Employment
In 2009, Claudette Wilson successfully defended a defense verdict on an age discrimination case for GlaxoSmithKline before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In over 25 years of practice, Wilson has tried cases involving wrongful termination, age discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination, harassment, defamation, trade secret theft and other employment-related claims. Every trial is more interesting than the last.
Wilson heads the employment practice group at WTK. Her litigation practice includes wage and hour class actions, Business and Professions Code §17200 claims, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, trade secret violations and other types of employment-related matters. She regularly counsels employers on employment-related issues, including avoiding employment claims, reductions in force, disciplinary actions and terminations.
Wilson has significant trial experience in state and federal courts in a wide range of employment matters. She has also argued employment issues before the California Court of Appeal and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Wilson is a past president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers San Diego chapter and is a master in the Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court. She was previously a lawyer representative to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Born to adventurous parents, Wilson spent two years of her childhood in West Africa, and two years in France. She and her husband, Will, continued the tradition of travel, and spent two years in France, one with their twin children Nick and Alli. As a result of these travels, Will is now a truffle farmer in Santa Ysabel, and when not practicing law, Wilson spends much of her time being the unskilled laborer on the family farm, and a somewhat more skilled cook for family, friends and farm volunteers.