Derrick H. Wilson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New Albany, IN

Mattox & Wilson, LLP
117 East Spring Street, Suite 420
New Albany, IN 47150
Phone: 812-944-8005
Fax: 812-944-2255
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Family Law (60%), Professional Liability: Defense (20%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%), Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Derrick H. Wilson is the managing partner of Mattox & Wilson, L.L.P., a law firm dedicated to providing knowledgeable and experienced counsel to clients in the New Albany area of southern Indiana and throughout the state. Instead of approaching cases from the perspective of a litigator, Mr. Wilson focuses on finding practical and beneficial solutions for clients dealing with problems related to the following:

  • Family law
  • Divorce
  • Business law
  • Child custody

With over 20 years of experience practicing law, Mr. Wilson has achieved a significant amount of success by focusing on client needs and creative solutions to even the most complex legal problems. As a registered mediator, he helps parties find sustainable resolutions as expeditiously and fairly as possible.

He is a 1991 honors graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law, and he received admittance to both the Kentucky Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association the same year. He has permission to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Away from the negotiating table and outside of the courtroom, Mr. Wilson has developed a positive representation for his various contributions to the legal community. He has presented at events and seminars at the behest of various organizations, and he is the author of a published work in a well-known legal journal.

Attorney Derrick H. Wilson is board certified in civil litigation by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and in family law mediation by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. Outside of his legal practice, he maintains an active role in various organizations, including the American Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Family Law
  • 20%Professional Liability: Defense
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Mediation, Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2015 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Derrick H. Wilson

Admitted: 1991, Indiana

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • House of Delegates Member, American Bar Association, 2010 - Present


  • Straub v. B.M.T., 645 N.E.2d 597 (Ind. 1994)
  • Sword v. NKC, 661 N.E.2d 10 (Ind.App. 1996)
  • Law v. Law, 676 N.E.2d 771 (Ind.App. 1997)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Drug Asset Forfeiture: In the War on Drugs Is the Innocent Spouse the Loser?, Journal of Family Law, Vol. 30, No. 1
  • "How to Find Your Way to the Courthouse", 1996
  • "Under Pressure: Dealing with Stress and Emotional Distress Claims", 1996
  • "Federal Court for New Practitioners", 1996
  • "Puddlejumping: Indiana Practice for Kentucky Lawyers", 1997
  • Program Chair, "Winning Techniques for Taking and Defending Depositions", 1998
  • Presenter, "Wrongful Death: From Voir Dire to Closing Statements" (presenter, 1997 "Wrongful Death: From Voir Dire to Closing Statements", 1997

Educational Background

  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, B.A., Summa Cum Laude

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Kentucky, 1991
  • Indiana State Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • Indiana, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • LBA, 1991 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • American Bar Association, 1994 - Present

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Civil Litigation, NBTA, 2008
  • Family Law Mediation, ICLEF, 2009    
Show More
Office Location for Derrick H. Wilson

117 East Spring Street
Suite 420
New Albany, IN 47150

Phone: 812-944-8005

Fax: 812-944-2255

Last Updated: 11/2/2020

Page Generated: 0.66562700271606 sec