Boise, ID – Attorney General Raúl Labrador has named Lincoln Davis Wilson to serve as Chief of the Civil and Constitutional Defense Division.  Wilson is an Idaho native and veteran litigator.  He has practiced in the Supreme Court of the United States, nine federal courts of appeals, and state and federal courts in 28 states. Wilson practices complex and constitutional litigation at Dechert LLP, a highly respected global law firm.

Before his time as a counsel at Dechert, Wilson was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and Skadden, both top-ranked U.S. firms.

Wilson maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on religious liberty and has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, teaching Complex Litigation and Advanced Advocacy.

“Lincoln Wilson will be an incredible asset to the Attorney General’s office. He comes to us with extensive experience in constitutional and administrative litigation, and we are thrilled to have him lead the Civil and Constitutional Defense Division,” Labrador said.

Wilson will assume his role as Chief of the Civil and Constitutional Defense Division on February 13.

Attorney General Labrador is also pleased to announce that outgoing Civil Division Chief Steve Olsen has agreed to stay with the Office, focusing on representing the Idaho Department of Transportation as a Senior Deputy Attorney General.

“Steve is a proven, effective litigator, and he will further strengthen our solid team providing services to the Department of Transportation. I’m delighted he’s agreed to help us bolster our Office’s transportation litigation efforts,” Labrador said.