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About Me

Disputes affect our lives differently.  Problem solving is just the start to change the outcome in your favor.  Work through the issues. Develop a plan.  Understand the outcomes.  Hire someone who cares.


I can make the next step part of your plan, not theirs. 


Fight for what you believe in.



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Practice Areas


  1. Federal Crime: 60%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
    12 years



Hourly ($200-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William M Butler Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. His answers on Federal Crime questions in the AVVO community are always well thought out and right on the mark. It is evident that he is an excellent attorney. A person in trouble could not go wrong by retaining him.


    William Butler Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Wallace Law Firm

302-E N. Lindsay St.
High Point, NC, 27262


SCGood Standing200405/02/2013

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Censure
    issued in NC, 2011


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Stephen’s comment: “No amount of good works will ever erase the embarrassment in prosecuting my first Superior Court Case. While no judge, lawyer and especially client has ever complained about my work, here simply two defendants retaliated in the only way they knew how; by reporting my errors. This in no way reduces my culpability, but does offer perspective to those viewing my credential solely through the AVVO ratings system. I work to better myself: 2010 8.5 hours Ethics CLE, 2011 67 hours CLE, 2012 38 hours.”

  2. Reprimand
    issued in NC, 2009


    Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

    Stephen’s comment: “The same case, which lasted over 5 years with 22 Plaintiff motions, 19 Defendants' motions, 6 judges, 4 investigations by state and federal agencies and the Plaintiff winning the final litigation. Everyone lost something here, especially me. In 2005, no law existed protecting pre-foreclosure homeowners from businesses offering credit repair or rescue though equity shifting and straw buyers. The Defendants' business and the mortgage broker providing over 1.2m in bogus home loans no longer exist.”

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Service AwardGeorge Washington School of Law2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Federal AttorneyMDNC CJA Panel2011 - Present
OwnerThe Wallace Law Firm2003 - Present
Judicial Intern to the Senior ResidentRowan County Superior Court2002 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
NC Board of Psychology vs. Dr. E.M.All charges dismissed.
Peidmont Triad Regional Water Authority v. Farlow Heirs et. al.Opponent Plaintiff settled after motion in liminie
US v. D.F.Downward variance resulting in time served and my client was released 4 days later.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Federal Defenders 2012 CLE conferenceGood News out of the 4th Circuit on Search and Seizure2012
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Carolina Defender Trial SchoolCriminal DefenseN/A2012
Annual National Federal Sentencing SeminarUSSGN/A2011
American Association of JusticeAdvanced Deposition CollegeN/A2008
George Washington University School of LawLitigation, Trial & Dispute ResolutionN/A2007
National Trial Advocacy College at UVA LawTrial AdvocacyN/A2004
Regent University School of LawLaw* JD - Juris Doctor2002
High Point University School of BusinessBusinessN/A1998
North Carolina State UniversityInternational Business* BA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE 2012Good News out of the Fourth Circuit on Search and Seizure2012
FSBO - Selling your homeBeware of your buyer2005