J. Nelson Wilkinson: Lawyer with Williams Mullen

J. Nelson Wilkinson

Richmond,  VA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Labor & Employment
  • Appellate Practice
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
Contact InfoTelephone: 804.420.6591
Fax: 804.420.6507
University Trinity College, B.A.
Law SchoolGeorge Mason University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Admitted2007, Virginia
BornCharlottesville, Virginia, 1977

Nelson Wilkinson focuses his practice on claims arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Mr. Wilkinson is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association.

In 2012, Mr. Wilkinson was recognized by Chambers, USA, as an "Associate to Watch" and as a "Rising Star" in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine.

Mr. Wilkinson received his bachelor of arts degree from Trinity College. He received his juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from George Mason University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Wilkinson was comments editor for the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and authored the article, "No Shelter: How the Federal Circuit Misinterpreted the Whistleblower Protection Act by Excluding De Minimis Disclosures," published in the May 2007 edition.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

Awards & Honors

Chambers, USA, "Associate to Watch" since 2012

Named a "Rising Star" by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine


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Return Of The Ambush: NLRB Resurrects Expedited Election Rules
David C. Burton,J. Nelson Wilkinson, February 10, 2014
On February 5, the National Labor Relations Board re-issued a proposed rule change that would drastically expedite union representation elections. These “ambush election” rules are an attempt to achieve many of the same ends that unions have long sought, and failed, to achieve through...

“Ban the Box” Ascendant: States Increasingly Restricting Applicant Criminal Record Inquiries
D. Earl Baggett,J. Nelson Wilkinson, February 3, 2014
On January 1, 2014, it became illegal for Rhode Island employers to ask about criminal convictions on job applications. Employers in that state now face civil rights charges, monetary damages, and even liability for attorney’s fees if they attempt to screen applicants based on their criminal...

In Rebuff to Labor Board, Fifth Circuit Sustains Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers
Beth Hirsch Berman,David C. Burton,J. Nelson Wilkinson, December 9, 2013
In recent years, employers have faced increased, and increasingly expensive, class action litigation from current and former employees. In response, many employers have turned to arbitration agreements with class-action waivers as a preemptive defense to such lawsuits.
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J. Nelson Wilkinson

200 South 10th Street, Suite 1600
RichmondVA 23219


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