Tony Wilson was called to the bar in 1986 and practises franchising, licensing and intellectual property law at Boughton in Vancouver.
Elected a Bencher in 2011, he is currently Chair of the Lawyer Education Advisory Committee and a member of the Discipline Committee and Rule of Law and Lawyer Independence Advisory Committee.
He is a regular columnist with the Globe and Mail and has two widely read columns in BarTalk and Canadian Lawyer. In addition to his columns, he is the author of Buying a Franchise in Canada: Understanding and Negotiating your Franchise Agreement and Manage Your Online Reputation; the latter being a book written to guide individuals and businesses on how to monitor and protect their personal and corporate reputations on social media.
He regularly speaks and writes on both areas of law to lawyers and members of the public.
He has been an elected member of the Provincial Council of the Canadian Bar Association, and is a founding participant in the Boughton-BCLI Great Debate.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Thomson Rivers University School of Law, where he teaches Ethical Lawyering, and at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches Contract Law to graduate students in the MALS program.