Our Orange County law firm — J.C. Wilson & Associates, P.A. — was founded in 1991 to protect the rights of property owners. J. Christy Wilson III leverages over 25 years experience to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Eminent domain has become an increasingly specialized area of law, requiring specific legal knowledge as to statutes, the appraisal process, the zoning/land use/development approval process, case law and court procedures. With a focus exclusively on eminent domain, we have developed the in-depth knowledge necessary to achieve the best possible results for our clients. Our attorneys have authored condemnation-related articles in professional publications and are requested to speak on eminent domain-related issues at bar conferences and seminars.

In addition to his work as a lawyer, attorney Christy Wilson III is a certified mediator. We have the capacity to mediate civil cases, especially property-related matters.

 What To Expect When We Work For You

When you work with J.C. Wilson & Associates, P.A., in Orlando, you can expect:

  • The experienced lawyer you meet will be the lawyer who represents you.
  • We know the law, and we really want to help our clients.
  • Our decisions aren’t driven by economics — they’re about helping you.
  • We work as a team to achieve the best possible results.
  • We are conveniently located across the street from the Orange County Courthouse, allowing us to spend less time driving and more time focusing on your case.
  • Our attorneys have been listed in Super Lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine since 2011.
  • Our attorneys are AV rated* by Martindale-Hubbell – the highest rating available for legal abilities.
  • Our attorneys are recognized by Woodward White’sBest Lawyers in America since 2007.
  • Our attorneys are recognized by Orlando’s Best Lawyers, Orlando Magazine since 2007.
  • We have decades of experience representing property and business owners during all phases of an eminent domain case.

Detailed Biography for J.Christy Wilson III

Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Property Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1981
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1987


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1981
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 1975

Published Works

  • “Coping With a Guest Called ED,” Hotel & Resort Industry, Vol. 14, No. 9, September 9, 1991
  • “What You Should Know About Eminent Domain,” Small Business Digest, Orlando Edition, Vol. 2, No. 3, March, 1991
  • “Taxes, Not Private Enterprise, Should Pay for Roads,” Orlando Business Journal, March, 1991
  • “Protecting Property from State, Pitfalls to Avoid When Confronting Eminent Domain,” Florida Grower and Rancher, April 1991

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, 2007 – Present
  • Highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, 2011 – 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Section, 1983 – 1984
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • The Florida Bar, Attorneys’ Fees, 1983 – 1984
  • The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law
  • Circuit Civil Mediator

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army, 1976 – 1978


  • Persian