James A. Wilson
I opened my solo law practice in January 2001 after more than six years as the first in-house chief prosecutor and general counsel to the North Carolina Medical Board. I recognize that you have committed your professional life to helping your patients. My highest professional purpose is to clear up anything that might interfere with your doing so.
My practice is therefore devoted exclusively to helping healthcare professionals obtain and preserve the constellation of rights — licenses, privileges, credentials, and registrations — necessary for successful practice. I strive to be the premier practice in North Carolina regarding the law of healthcare professional licensing, privileging, and credentialing.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Bachelor of Science, Physics, 1982
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor with Honors, 1989
• Order of the Coif
• Law Alumni Scholar, 1987-1989
• Law Review, 1987-1989
• Law Review Business Manager, 1988-1989
• Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating since 2002
• Selected to Super Lawyers® 2008-2013, 2018-2020
• Selected to Best Lawyers® since 2013, Best Lawyers® Raleigh Health Care “Lawyer of the Year” 2014, 2017, and 2019
• Ranked a Tier 1 firm in Raleigh for healthcare law by U.S. News — Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” since 2014
• United States Marine Corps
Active duty, 1982-1986
Honorable discharge as a Captain, 1991
• North Carolina
Mark R. Soyars
Mark received his bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in May 1992. He practiced architecture in North Carolina and Virginia for 18 years before transitioning to the legal field. Mark received a certificate from the Meredith College paralegal program and completed an internship with the North Carolina Department of Justice before joining Jim's practice in August 2012. Mark is a notary public and obtained his North Carolina State Bar Paralegal Certification in May 2013.
Mark is active in a number of professional, civic, and charitable groups. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing tennis, and traveling with his family.
Susanne M. Newman
Susanne was graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 1985 with a bachelor's of business administration with a concentration in finance. After working in securities trading and banking for eight years, she pursued her interest in the legal field by training for a career in court reporting. After about twelve years of reporting depositions and court work in Washington, DC and North Carolina, a marriage proposal from Jim transitioned her to her role as his office manager. When not in the office, she is busy with family, volunteering in the community, and hopeful gardening at home.