Mark Wilson has been a public defender in Philadelphia since 1984. He joined the Federal Community Defender Office in 1996 and is currently Senior Trial Counsel. He earned his J.D. at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington D.C. in 1977. Before returning to Philadelphia where he grew up, he represented plaintiffs in employment discrimination and civil rights actions in the federal trial and appellate courts in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Mark graduated from St. Joseph's University with a B.A. in International Relations in 1974.