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Ian Francis Wallace

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2001
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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Ian Wallace graduated in 1997 with a LLB Honors Degree in Law and French law from University College London. He also gained a certificat juridique from the prestigious Faculte de Droit de Pantheon-Assas, Paris, where he studied for one year on the Erasmus program. After qualifying as a barrister and gaining admission to the Middle Temple Inn, London, Ian moved to New York City in 1998, where he has practiced law ever since. He was admitted to the bar of New York State in 2001, and thereafter the Federal districts of the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Northern District of New York and the Appeals Court of the Second Circuit. Ian is a tireless and committed advocate for employees in all fields, and litigates employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, civil rights, labor disputes and wage violation cases to trial. Ian  is a fluent French and Spanish speaker. 

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Law Offices of Ian Wallace, PLLC
501 5th Ave Fl 19
New York, NY, 10017-6107

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Posted by Mo | October 8, 2022
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Simply the Best
Ian was referred to me by a friend when I was going through an extremely toxic leaving of a company that I had been at for 17 years. Through patience, extreme kindness and absolute professionalism, Ian was able to assist me in leaving the company with what I deserved. I highly recommend him and hope I don’t have to use him again :) but I won’t hesitate to use him if I have to.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2018
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More than happy
Mr Ian Wallace came recommend to me via a close associate due to needing support through a recent termination. I'm happy to share that Mr Wallace assisted me through this unsettling event which at times could be both emotional & stressful. He was always approachable, understanding and kept me well informed of options. Always available and able to answer my many questions & concerns, the result ending positively due to his forbearance. I would indeed recommend Mr Wallace for legal matters and I would turn to him again in the future should I require the support. Thank you
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Posted by Steven | May 15, 2018
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Outstanding Lawyer
One of the best attorneys I have retained to address some of the most complex and thorny issues I have had to face. Communicates extremely well and has his client's best interest at heart. Compassionate, diligent, hard working, and obtains results.
Posted by Joe | May 10, 2018
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An EXPERT in Employment Litigation
I met Mr. Wallace in a social setting in 2012 where I learned he practiced employment litigation. In my opinion, he's an EXPERT. Having been declined by several attorneys who didn't think my case was strong enough to represent, Mr. Wallace took on my case of on-the-job discrimination and wrongful termination with gusto and heart. Within weeks he drafted a complaint which was so strong that my former employer settled almost immediately. Well worth his share, I found Mr. Wallace to be efficient, thorough, sympathetic, an excellent listener, and a poignant writer. I would use his services again and refer other challenged plaintiffs to him in a heartbeat.
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Posted by SUJIT | May 10, 2018
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Ian is one of the best.... he went out of his way to ensure that all was done in a timely manner and had everything worked out......
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2018
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Severance help
Ian was very helpful in helping me to negotiate the departure from my place of long-time employment. He was comprehensive yet concise, and expertly balanced firm recommendations with respect for my own instincts. He was very responsive, and also clear with his billing and accounting of his time. With his guidance, I secured the severance I wanted and deserved, which was much higher than the original offer I received. I recommend him highly!
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Posted by AURELIA | May 9, 2018
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Lawyer with a heart
Met him over 8 years ago, advocating rigouresly for his client. When I later needed a lawyer, he represented me with the same drive and passion I had seen in him many years ago. He truly believes in what he does and is the most ethical person I have met.
Posted by Gregg | May 8, 2018
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Law Offices of Ian Wallace, PLLC
Ian Wallace is a brilliant lawyer. I was impressed with the way he handled my dispute but even more impressed with his responsiveness. He always made himself available and if he was not available, I always received a prompt return phone call. Being involved in a labor dispute can be very stressful and emotional. Besides being extremely knowledgeable, honest, and professional, he was also truly empathetic which is rare. Words fail to describe how grateful I am for his help in finally ending this nightmare. I highly recommend the Law Offices of Ian Wallace if you have any legal matters regarding your employment. You will be in good hands.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-385 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)


  • Inns of Court School of Law
  • Bar Vocational Course
  • 1998
  • University College London
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws w/ French Law
  • 1997
  • Pantheon-Assas University Faculty of Law (Paris II)
  • Certificat Juridique
  • 1994

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ian on many occasions and I have been impressed with his work ethic and commitment to his clients. He recently won an employment discrimination trial in the Bronx, and the jury awarded his client over $7 million in damages."
Discrimination Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ian on a case for which he was trial counsel and won an excellent verdict for an employment discrimination plaintiff. Ian tried the case on his own. The trial lasted 22 days, and he was up against an aggressive lawyer representing management. Reviewing the transcript, I was extremely impressed with Ian's trial skills. And, of course, the large verdict speaks for itself. There are few tasks more difficult in the practice of law than trying a case before a jury. From what I saw, Ian mastered it. I wholeheartedly endorse Ian for litigation."
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