By Barrett Baker
430 McLaws Circle, Suite 102, Williamsburg | 866-603-5976 | WilsonLawPLC.com
Founded: June 2006
Wilson Law covers a number of practice areas, but they specialize in estate planning—even going so far as to offer Pet Trusts for people who want to make sure their cherished fur babies will be taken care of after they have passed. They also offer Elder Law to help preserve assets and Trust Administration/Probate services for the families of deceased individuals.
With that kind of specialization, you can imagine that all the attorneys and team members at Wilson Law are kind and compassionate people who are looking to do the right things for all the right reasons. Obviously, that means they look for truly outstanding individuals to join their team, which helps to promote a healthy working environment within.
“We have a laid-back atmosphere, but we all work hard to get our jobs done,” says Donna L. Wilson, founding attorney. “We love it when we are caught up and can take half days but so appreciative that our team will also work late to get the job done when it’s necessary. We support and respect each other, and our team members have all been cross-trained, so we can help each other in times of need. Everyone is viewed equally, and leadership positions are more like mentors. Every position is critical for our success, and we all have to work together to make our clients happy.”
Rachel Zollweg, practice manager, agrees. “Everyone steps up and takes care of each other. We never feel like we are alone or handling more than each other. The firm is fair and shows appreciation for the work we do. The owner always has an open-door policy, so we can ask questions and get feedback and answers when things come up. The owner also buys our lunch two to three times a month, just to say thank you.”
- Quarterly bonus program
- Extra time off is given randomly
- Paid day off on each employee’s birthday, plus all other major national holidays and days before and after major holidays
- Eligible employees can get a Simplified Employee Pension Plan (SEP) that the attorney puts a percentage of each team members’ salary toward annually
- Random bonuses in the form of gift baskets, movie tickets and all-expenses-paid vacations
- Quarterly team building exercises (escape room experience, murder mystery luncheons or Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
Why I Love My Job
“Wilson Law is a home away from home. When you spend so much time at work, you should feel like you want to be there. With great people and a management team that makes you feel appreciated, it doesn’t make it hard to be at the workplace, doing your best. We are a small business that cares about the employees. When you have happy, dedicated employees, you have happy clients. I would encourage others to work here because it doesn’t feel like a job. Sure, we are all working, but it’s for a bigger picture than just a paycheck. We take pride in our work and we work with wonderful people.”
—Rachel Zollweg, Practice Manager, five years with Wilson Law