Joseph D. Wilkinson II is a senior counsel in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Washington, D.C., office, where he focuses on military law and federal employment law.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Wilkinson served as an assistant defense counsel in the 9/11 case before the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay. He obtained a top-secret clearance in connection with this case. Before this, he served as a military trial defense counsel, a military prosecutor, a military legal assistance attorney, and as editor of The Army Lawyer and the Military Law Review.
Mr. Wilkinson served 20 years in the Armed Forces, serving in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and Alabama Army National Guard. He served two tours in Iraq. He retired from Army service in 2023.
Before entering active service, Mr. Wilkinson spent nearly two years as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
Mr. Wilkinson has a Juris Doctor degree (magna cum laude) from the Cumberland School of Law and a Master of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
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