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Valentine Joseph Wallace

Medical malpractice Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   10 reviews

also known as "VAL"

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Valentine

Learn Valentine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    Representing individuals, their families, and deceased's estates for medical error or neglect by medical personnel.

    18 years

  2. Wrongful death
    Representing the Estate of a deceased person in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, including Administration proceedings in the Surrogates Courts of NYC, Westchester and Nassau.

    14 years

  3. Personal injury
    Civil litigation on behalf of individuals seriously injured.

    23 years

  4. Car accident
    Civil actions on behalf of clients injured in NYC motor vehicle accidents; driver, passenger, bicyclist and pedestrian.

    23 years

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Pursuing justice for the most vulnerable, who have suffered injury in a nursing home setting.

    23 years

Admitted to practice law in all courts in the State of New York in the year 2000, I am also a dual Irish-American citizen.  In over twenty years of law practice in New York City, I have acquired the highly specialist knowledge of litigating serious personal injury cases in the New York courts. I particularly enjoy this challenging area of the law because it gives me the best opportunity to really help people and their families.  I aim to bring a compassionate and professional approach to difficult circumstances for my clients, and to obtain for them the best possible measure of civil justice.


I'm also very interested in medicine, and have developed as a practitioner with a particular focus on medicine.  As an attorney in several prominent medical malpractice firms, and as a solo practitioner since 2012, I have recovered many substantial awards and settlements for my clients in serious personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases.  These monetary awards have been life-changing for my clients and their families.


My track record of success in medical malpractice cases include adeptly handling surgical error, post-operative failure to monitor, delayed diagnosis of cancer, failure to treat post-operative infection, nursing home 'bed sore' injury cases, disfigurement from botched plastic surgery, Emergency Room failure to order the appropriate tests, paramedic negligence in treating a patient in the field, and many other serious cases, including those that resulted in the death of the patient. 


My office also handles the administration of deceased clients' estates in the Surrogate's Courts, and I personally ensure that each case is handled correctly from the beginning to the very end.


The advantage of retaining a solo practitioner to handle your case is that you are more than a file number. When a client calls, they speak to me, their attorney, not a secretary or paralegal. I know immediately what is going on with my clients' cases because I plan, prepare, and attend to them personally. 

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Wallace Law Office
43 West 43rd Street
Suite 169
New York, NY, 10036

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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
persistant great lawyer, favorable outcome
While I don't normally write reviews as I am not one to share my experiences, I feel that this is important to do so this time around. I hired Val Wallace and his law firm after meeting with them regarding my husband's passing. I wasn't sure if what had happened to my husband was a legal matter or not but after consulting with Val and his firm I realized that what had transpired needed to be legally processed. Throughout the legal process, Val was diligent and extremely knowledgable on what needed to be done and knew how to get it done. He was relentless in getting all the facts straight and pointing out the negligence and medical malpractice that caused the wrongful death of my husband. With every rebuttal that was thrown our way Val took the time and continued to research and press the case forward. While the process was long and grueling at times, Val was always reassuring and kind when I needed it, he continually kept me updated throughout the entire time. His professionalism and knowledge are beyond my expectations. I cannot thank Val and his team enough for what they have done for my family and I. The favorable outcome that Val achieved will never be forgotten.
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Posted by Arcadio | September 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
At the time during my accident I was skeptical about hiring an attorney and filing a lawsuit, following the surgery and after I suffered a lot of pain I then decided to hire an attorney. I did not have any idea who to hire and instead called the lawyer referral service, who then recommended me an Attorney by the name of Valentine J. Wallace. It took me awhile to decide if I should call and pursue a lawsuit and finally I called Mr. Wallace to schedule a meeting and the first time I met with Mr. Wallace I noticed he cared very much about my injury and reassured me that I have a case and that we will be filling a lawsuit on my behalf. I was very patient during the two and a half years and I am pleased to say Attorney Valentine J. Wallace is dedicated to his work in a very professional and consistent manner, communicable and very much reliable in moving forward with your case. He will fight hard for what is right and will keep you updated with every detail and honestly answer your calls in a manner in which you can trust. I highly recommend attorney Valentine J. Wallace to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Vanessa | May 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personal injury settlement
This is my first time ever experiencing a situation, where I found myself injured and unsure of the outcome. That all change the day I met with my attorney Valentine J. Wallace ESQ. He is very professional and explain all of my rights and process that my case would take. He fought hard for my case and justice was done. I’m very happy with the outcome and service he provided because he guided me in the right direction to getting a second opinion on my medical case which helped me see the damage that I would be enduring for the rest of my life. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that’s looking for high quality lawyer that respect your hardships.
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Posted by Nancy | January 9, 2019
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Highly Recommended
Mr. Wallace, is an excellent and effective attorney. He is everything one would want a lawyer to be; articulate, intelligent, kind, and direct. I put myself in his hands and wouldn’t hesitate to do it again. He fought for me like family and treated me as such. Thank you, Val, for fighting for my future. I hope this day never comes but I wouldn’t hesitate to ask for your help again. You truly are a godsend and I appreciate everything you’ve done these past four years for my family and I. Thank you for believing in me and my case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great man, Amazing lawyer
I would recommend Val’s legal representation to anyone looking. For years he fought for my family and at the end of everything i felt like justice was served. He was very reliable, always picked up our calls and kept us in the loop through out the entire process. Thanks Val for everything you did.
Posted by Stefania | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful results =Mr. Wallace
I hired Mr. Wallace for my personal injury case, and am very happy with all he has done with the outcome of my case. He is very honest, professional, reliable, knowledgeable and keeps you up to date with every thing he is working on. He works very hard to get the result you want. He is very persistent (with the parties involved) and does not stop until he gets what he needs. I am very pleased with him, an the work he has done for my case. I would not hesitate to hire him again if need be. If you don't hire him as your lawyer then your already making a bad decision.
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Posted by MARY | November 11, 2015
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Posted by Pedro | May 15, 2015
great experience! awesome lawyer!
Mr Wallace was able to quickly and skillfully resolve my case to my complete satisfaction after other lawyers told me (after years of waiting) that no one would take my case! He gave me constant updates and made sure I understood everything going on. I am very thankful to him. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2015
Dedication to settling my aunt's case
I truly appreciate all the time and effort Mr. Wallace took to help settle my aunt's case. It took some time due to the court system but he kept me well informed every step of the way.
Posted by Toby | May 20, 2014
My Review of Valentine Joseph Wallace...
I had a case in which Val represented me recently... He was honest, responsible, experienced, efficient, and actually quite affable... He did NOT sugar coat things or make empty promises... Best of all, the outcome was exactly as I had hoped it would be... He's a lovely man and an excellent lawyer... I highly recommend him...
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Wallace Law Office
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Flomenhaft Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Eric H. Green
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Shearer & Essner, LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate
  • McElfish Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • University College Dublin
  • B.C.L., H. Dip Eur Law.
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Developmentally disabled person died in State residence
  • Successful
  • Breast implant exchange following motor vehicle accident
  • Successful
  • Surgical error kills patient during cardiac procedure
  • Successful
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  • Bar Association of the City of New York
  • Mentor
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (15)
Endorse Valentine
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Val Wallace is an excellent lawyer and advocate for his clients. I especially commend him for his demonstrated diligence in legal research and case preparation."
General practice Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who spend time giving back in pro bono forums like this are special and should be commended and endorsed. Kudos."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wallace provides valuable insight and contributions to the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wallace is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Other
"Top notch lawyer in this field and one of the best lawyers in the state. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wallace is a dedicated, highly skilled lawyer who provides excellent advice to Avvo users. I fully endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Val has a keen understanding of the legal issues and the litigation skills to achieve superior results."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When you're fighting against the largest insurance companies in the country, you need an attorney that will stand up for your rights. This is a lawyer that will fight to get you everything you deserve. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in New York you owe it to yourself to give him a call to discuss your case."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wallace has been a valuable asset to the legal community, contributing thoughtful advice to Avvo users. His answers demonstrate his depth of knowledge in the practice of personal injury law. I endorse him as an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Val's very knowledgeable and an asset to the Bar Association."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Val Wallace. I find he has an extensive knowledge of NY state personal injury law. He has great analytical qualities and quickly identifies relevant issues in cases. Val is extremely professional and has an outstanding work ethic."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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New York Medical malpractice Lawyer Valentine Joseph Wallace
Valentine Joseph Wallace
Medical malpractice Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 23 years
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