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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
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.”
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.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Service Award||George Washington School of Law||2007|
|Federal Attorney||MDNC CJA Panel||2011 - Present|
|Owner||The Wallace Law Firm||2003 - Present|
|Judicial Intern to the Senior Resident||Rowan County Superior Court||2002 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Carolina Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|US v. D.F.||Downward variance resulting in time served and my client was released 4 days later.|
|US v. R.A.||Client received 45 months on an upward variance.|
|US v. J.W.||Defendant's total term was 56 months.|
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|Federal Defenders 2012 CLE conference||Good News out of the 4th Circuit on Search and Seizure||2012|
|North Carolina Defender Trial School||Criminal Defense||Criminal Trial Certification||2012|
|Annual National Federal Sentencing Seminar||USSG||N/A||2011|
|American Association of Justice||Advanced Deposition College||Advanced Civil Deposition Certification||2008|
|George Washington University School of Law||Litigation, Trial & Dispute Resolution||* LLM - Litigation & Dispute Resolution||2007|
|National Trial Advocacy College at UVA Law||Trial Advocacy||Civil Trial Certification||2004|
|Regent University School of Law||Law||* JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|High Point University School of Business||Business||* M.S. - International Business||1998|
|North Carolina State University||International Business||* BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE 2012||Good News out of the Fourth Circuit on Search and Seizure||2012|
|FSBO - Selling your home||Beware of your buyer||2005|
Posted by anonymous
I had a difficult case involving a State Board situation. I contacted Attorney Wallace and he agreed to represent me with the case. I have nothing but the highest praises to say for him. He was extremely professional with his presentation. His knowledgeable of the law and my specific profession was amazing. His representation in the case was simply awesome. There is not doubt in my mind that without his assistance, I would have had to face a pretty dire situation. However, with his consultation and expertise, we not only won the case but had impacted how my profession's board interpreted their bylaws and rulings. If you need someone with the tenacity of a bulldog and the brain of an true scholar, Attorney Wallace is the one to have in your corner. Since this particular case, I have referred several of my colleagues with legal/professional questions. And, according to their reports, he offered the same "straight-forward" (i.e., no "BS") and thoughtful support and representation that he provided me.
Posted by Renard
Attorney Stephen F. Wallace is an extremely professional Attorney to the letter. He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of civil litigation and was so helpful in my case and he provided me all of the answers that I required to move my case forward as I was in the middle of a Federal 1983 lawsuit that the defendants did not answer or reply to a summons and complaint they were served with and he guided me to the next step on how to file a motion to enter a default judgment against them and after the court accepts that I am moving on to a motion for a final judgment with the court as the New Jersey Department of Corrections violated my 8th and 11th Constitutional amendments and I seeking full monetary damages from them due to the fact I was severely injured and permanently hurt and scarred as well. I can not Thank Attorney Stephen F. Wallace for all his professionalism and attention in my case. 5 Stars...! I would highly recommend him.
Posted by GeorgeM
Face with a tortious compliance audit, Mr. Wallace wrote a computer program to data mine over 10K medical records for easy and thorough reports. His experience with voluminous records coupled with his ability to focus on each detail, saved our practice. Mr. Wallace also advocated on our behalf at the regulatory agency. He reshaped the audit in our favor by illustrating the agency's own reporting shortcomings that he fixed with our repsonse. We could not have hired a better attorney to see us through this time.
John O'Brien, Personal injury Attorney
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.
William Butler, Federal crime Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
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.