Attorney Wilson was born and raised in Long Island, NY. He graduated from St. John's University in 2000 with a B.A. in Professional Legal Studies. In April 2000, he joined Early & Strauss, LLC as a paralegal. While working, he attended law school in the evenings at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. While attending Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center he was a managing editor of The Journal of Race Gender and Ethnicity. He also was the evening vice–president of the Black Law Student Association, where he participated in the Frederick Douglass Mock Trial Competition for two consecutive years and coached teams thereafter. He graduated law school in 2007. He is a member of the bar of the states of New York and New Jersey.