Her legal background includes both Criminal and Civil Litigation, Estates Planning, Wills and Probate. The issue of crime, the contributing factors and the impact on our community has stood in the forefront of her career. She understands the challenges faced by the judicial system having served on the one hand as Defense Counsel and on the other hand as an Acting Magistrate in the lower courts. Having provided legal advice on landlord and tenant matters to the Bermuda Housing Corporation for over 10 years, Ms. Wilson also has a great deal of experience with landlord tenant affairs and she has taken a keen interest in the issue of affordable housing. Her interests also extend to research and consideration of local constitutional matters.
Ms. Wilson has served on a number of boards and committees of which include among others the Human Rights Commission, E-commerce Advisory Board, Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Board of Governors for CedarBridge Academy. She is a member of the Allen Temple AME Church and has been active in fund raising for their capital projects and as a Sunday school teacher.
In October 2006, Ms. Wilson was appointed as a Government Senator in the Upper House and was additionally appointed as Junior Minister of Finance and Education.
In December 2007 she was appointed the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. In 2010, Ms. Wilson was appointed as the Minister of the newly created Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. In 2011, she returned to the position of Attorney General and Minister of Justice and also serves as the Senate Leader.
Ms. Wilson is married to Dr. Kent Simmons. They reside in Sandys Parish and have 2 children, Niara, aged 10, and Kent II, aged 7. As a retreat from her active life she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, cooking and boating.