Ralph J. Wilson Jr. was born in Conway, South Carolina where he attended Conway High School. While at Conway High School he received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award twice and was selected to represent his school at Palmetto Boys State. Mr. Wilson also served as the Student Body President.
After high school, Mr. Wilson was accepted to the University of South Carolina where he was selected for Freshman Council where he received the Mirror Image Award for his work in philanthropy and service. Mr. Wilson was elected by the student body to serve as a member of the USC Senate and was appointed Chairman of the Philanthropy Committee. Eventually, Mr. Wilson became the Director of Institutional Affairs for USC Student Government. Simultaneously, Mr. Wilson paged for Senator Luke Rankin at the South Carolina State House. In 2001 Mr. Ralph Wilson Jr. received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Carolina with a Minor in Computer Science and a Cognate in Philosophy.
Following undergraduate studies, Mr. Wilson attended from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he received his Juris Doctor in 2006 with an emphasis in litigation. While attending law school Mr. Wilson served as the Thomas M Cooley Law School Student Bar Association Budget and Finance Director for two years and was also elected Student Bar Association President in his final year. Ralph Wilson Jr. was also a member of the TMCLS Leadership Council. Additionally, Mr. Wilson mentored and taught Criminal Law, Tort Law, Secured Transactions and Contract Law for the Student Bar Association and the American Bar Association/LSD. Mr. Wilson was the 2002 recipient of the SBA President’s Award, and in 2006, was awarded the Krinock Memorial Award from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He also served as an honor graduation monitor for two years.
Mr. Ralph Wilson Jr. was accepted as a member to the South Carolina Bar in 2007. In 2008, Mr. Wilson was approved to practice in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Ralph Wilson Jr. is the Founder, President and Managing Attorney of The Law Office of Ralph Wilson, Jr. Mr. Wilson was admitted as a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2018. He is certified by the South Carolina Bar to serve as lead counsel in death penalty cases.
Mr. Wilson has successfully tried and resolved a myriad of legal cases ranging from criminal and personal injury in both State Court and Federal Court. He was been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 and Lawyers of Distinction. He is a former member of the National College for DUI Defense and an active member of The South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has been featured on two televised series for work on cases, including Snapped.
Ralph J. Wilson, Jr.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School , Juris Doctor, 2006
Student Bar Association President, Thomas M. Cooley Law School Student Bar Association
TMCLS Leadership Council, Student Bar Association & American Bar Association
SBA President’s Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Krinock Memorial Award, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Mirror Image Philanthropy Award, University Of South Carolina
Chairman of Philanthropy Committee, University Of South Carolina
Conway, South Carolina 29528