Wendy Wilson brings over 25 years of experience to her legal and lobby practice at Davis Kaufman PLLC, where she is Of Counsel to the firm.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Wilson served as general counsel to a state trade association where she provided legal representation to the organization and its members on a variety of business and employment issues. She also served on the governmental relations team advocating on policy issues at the Capitol that impacted the real estate industry.
Ms. Wilson’s legislative experience began when she served as general counsel to a state senator where she provided legal advice and counsel on numerous policy issues that ranged from those before Senate Business & Commerce Committee, such as property and casualty and workers’ compensation insurance issues, to policy issues addressed in the Senate State Affairs, Jurisprudence and Criminal Justice committees.
Before coming to Austin, Ms. Wilson was employed by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies as an attorney in its Specialty Claims Regional Office in Dallas where she addressed claims and coverage issues under Directors & Officers, Employment Practices, and Not For Profit liability policies.
Her legal career also includes private practice in Fort Worth, where she maintained a civil litigation and employment law practice in both federal and state court. Ms. Wilson’s career has also taken her to Washington, D.C. on several occasions, where she worked on policy issues in a Texas Congressional office in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as for the State-Federal Relations Office of Texas.
Ms. Wilson received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock. While in law school, Ms. Wilson was a member of the Board of Barristers, a trial and advocacy skills organization.
Ms. Wilson currently represents various clients at the Texas Capitol and state agencies, advocating on issues related to healthcare, insurance, local governments and property taxes. In addition, she also provides strategic and procedural advice to clients regarding House and Senate rules. Ms. Wilson represents small businesses as legal counsel, advising them on a variety of business related issues, including entity creation, employment, and insurance. She also advises counties and local governments on legal issues and strategic issues facing governmental entities.