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Wallace M. Berry Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Lawrenceville, GA

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About Wallace

Learn Wallace’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Criminal defense, misdemeanors, felonies, DUI, traffic tickets, bond hearings, probation hearings, warrant hearings, and Juvenile law. Negotiated pleas, jury trials and bench trials.

  2. Car accident
    20%
    Car wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, truck wrecks, bodily injury, premises liability/slip&falls, dental injuries, dog bites, negotiation and settlement, lawsuits and trials.

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Speeding, Super-speeder, Driver's License issues (under-21, over-21, CDL), No Insurance, Habitual Violator, Following Too Closely, Failure to Yield, Running Stop Sign and others. Bench Trials and Jury Trials.

  4. Lawsuits and disputes
    15%
    Magistrate Court, State Court, and Superior Court cases including but not limited to, business disputes, contracts, personal injury, wrongful death, slip and fall, real estate, libel and slander, fraud, and conversion.

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DUI Alcohol/Drugs, investigation, evaluation, file motions, negotiate plea with prosecutor, seek to obtain a dismissal or reduction to reckless, argue motions, and if necessary, proceed to trial.

I am committed to working tirelessly for each of my clients and to obtaining the best possible outcome for their case or legal matter.  I represent clients in metro Atlanta, north Georgia and Gwinnett County.  I have an office conveniently located between the three main courthouses in Lawrenceville and have been practicing in Gwinnett County since 2007.  Before entering the practice of law, I was a teacher and coach for several years.  The organizational skills and attention to detail in teaching and coaching transferred well to the practice of law.  

I am involved in my community in many different ways and, in 2009, I coached a nine year old football team in Suwanee and in 2010 I coached a fourteen year old basketball team in Lawrenceville.  I was also the head coach of an eleven year old football team in Suwanee in 2010.  Since then, I have also volunteered with an at-risk teen organization called STRAP, worked with the mock trial program in Gwinnett, and take several pro bono cases each year. 

I hold a black belt teaching certificate in the art of Chinese Boxing and practice Tai-Chi, Wing-Chun and other arts of self-defense and self-actualization.  I also play in a weekly basketball league, play beach volleyball in the summertime, and enjoy a variety of other activities, including swing dancing, ballroom dance, hiking, mountain biking, boating, waterskiing, and snowskiing.  I attend a community Christian church and believe that most of the problems of mankind ultimately have a spiritual root cause and need a spiritual solution.  

My first two years out of law school were spent working for a small firm that handled personal injury, family law, business law, and general practice and trial.  For the next eight years I worked for larger firms as a real estate closing attorney and foreclosure attorney.  

In 2007, I opened my own law firm, with a goal of helping people with their everyday problems.  Since that time, I have handled hundreds of cases in the Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, and North Georgia courts encompassing several areas in the practice of law, with a focus on criminal defense, traffic tickets and personal injury.  

Licensed for 26 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/03/2022

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

Contact Wallace

WALLACE BERRY LAW, LLC
260 Constitution Boulevard
Lawrenceville, GA, 30046

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Posted by Tom | November 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket
Mr. Berry handled my traffic ticket very professionally and efficiently. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Brian | September 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impossible DUI Results.
I came to Mr. Berry's office not knowing who he was or anything about him. When I arrived at his office and met him, I found him to be very cool, calm, and confident about his knowledge of the dui laws in Ga. The most important thing I was looking for in an attorney was his blunt honesty, this allowed me to be very open and honest with him. When Mr. Berry received all the evidence and police recordings my case looked bleak to say the least, because I knew I was guilty and I also knew I was very emotional during the sobriety check which didn't help my cause and is also a red light to law enforcement officials. During the process leading up to the trial Mr. Berry remained steadfast working behind the scene making moves to improve the final outcome. He also advised me of the penalties I would incur regardless of the outcome this allowed me to perform my community service as well complete the mandatory DUI school before the trial. Now I'm telling you my situation was one I wouldn't bet a nickel on my odds was not good. Mr. Berry worked out a deal first with the DA and the Trooper for reduction of the charges and my no suspended driving privileges. It worked, no jail time, license intact, Dui charged reduced to reckless, I was in a state of shock, and being Black in the county I was arrested in, I was scared to death and knew I was going to get smoked but Mr. Berry helped me get out of this mess with my butt intact. When the trial was over Mr. Berry bid me farewell and walked out as cool as the pink panther. I was still in shock as I talked with the probation officer about the outcome of the trial. So I would strongly recommend Mr. Berry if you are in need of a DUI attorney and his fees are very affordable. If you get a DUI you must have an attorney because if you don't, the system will have no regards for you because the DUI process is designed to break you down, humiliate you and take away all matter of dignity you may have. Last but not least driving under the influence is something that can be avoided, this has been a totally horrific experience for me one that I would never want to revisit again. I truly believe the Lord blessed me and the Trooper saved my life. Whatever you do on this earth please don't drink and drive. Thanks
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Posted by Gary Simmons | December 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Haven't even finish my case yet but just by the time and effort mr berry put in to my case i know trust and have confidence that he will handle it well from the time i sat and met with him i hired him with no regrets
Posted by Karen | April 20, 2015
Simply The Best...Wallace Berry is the one
I've dealt with many lawyers over the years on behave of others, I could not honestly recomend any of them, not a good experience. When I needed a lawyer I was scared that fear went away the minute I met Mr Berry, his attention to details, questions, and explanations was PRICELESS. Mr. Berry did a great job with my case and I was more than pleased with the outcome,Thanks to Mr. Berry! Karen..2015
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Posted by Toya | April 14, 2015
Well Worth It :)
My lawyer, Wallace Berry, worked very hard for me at each step along the way, kept me informed on the progress of my case, and obtained a very positive resolution for me. I would hire him again if I ever need a lawyer and would recommend him to my family, friends, and colleagues!
Posted by Rachael | January 16, 2014
Highly Recommend
Wallace Berry was the only lawyer who would take on my case. Many others turned it down, because they didn't think there would be enough money available. Mr. Berry took the case despite this. He was very kind and understanding about everything that had happened to my sister and me. He was extremely knowledgeable about how to handle the situation and kept us both informed every step of the way. In the end, he was able to reach a settlement that paid all of my bills, plus some. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of an attorney, and would use him again if the situation arose.
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Posted by Juan | July 19, 2012
Hit and Run
Mr. Berry me ayudo mucho en mi caso el pelio por mi asta que yo estuviera libre de todo cargo. siempre me mantuvo imformado. y siempre fue bien profesional conmigo. el es un buen abogado.
Posted by Ivette Li | July 19, 2012
We could not have someone better than Mr. Berry.
Finding Wallace has been the best thing that could have happened to my family. His services on my mom’s divorce were truly professional and his kindness and sensitive approach made the bad circumstances more bearable. Excellent attorney and human being. I would definitely hire Mr. Berry again. 100% recommended.
Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2011
Can not say enough positive about Mr. Berry
My case was criminal.Thanks to Mr. Berry's tireless work,and skill, the resolution was much better than I expected. He always kept me up to date regarding my case. The very few times I had to call him with a question, he returned my call quickly.He will be my attorney for any legal needs I have in the future.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2010
Criminal Justice
Mr. Berry is an excellent attorney and very knowledgeable about criminal justice. My case was very complex as my child was in a live-in facility and had been sexually abused. I was devastated when I learned of the crime and called The Berry Law Firm immediately for help. Mr. Berry personally handled my case and walked me through every step of what I needed to do, from reporting the crime to the authorities, informing me of my rights, providing excellent advice, to gathering information that I needed to make my case strong. As a result of Mr. Berry being a “hands-on” attorney and of his expertise, the perpetrator is now serving time in prison for this heinous crime. I am so thankful to Mr. Berry for personally taking my case and for the outstanding job he did to bring justice to my family. I would highly recommend Mr. Berry to anyone who is in need of an “outstanding” attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Wallace Berry Law, LLC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Morris, Schneider & Prior, LLC
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Managing REO Attorney
  • McCalla Raymer, LLC
  • 2002 - 2003

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • T.B. v. E.M.
  • $75,000.00 Settlement
  • State of Georgia v. L.Q.
  • Client received 7 years’ probation, where she could have received 5-20 years in prison.
  • S.K. v. M.B.
  • $3,250 plus costs and attorney's fees.
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Associations

  • Georgia Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Gwinnett County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Gwinnett County Criminal Defense Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Outstanding Legal Advocacy
  • Gwinnett Pro Bono Project
  • 2019
  • Recognition and Support
  • STRAP Youth Mentoring Program
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Graduate of the Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Wallace
General practice Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wallace advocates passionately for his clients. He is fair-minded. Definitely better to have him on your side than against you."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Wallace for many years. He is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal law and juvenile practice. I trust his judgment and expertise in this any other areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Friend
"Wallace Berry is a committed advocate for his clients. I routinely consult Mr. Berry's expertise on a wide variety of legal matters, and I have always found him to be a thoughtful, intelligent litigator. He cares deeply for his clients and their families, and will often go the extra mile to assist when other attorneys would not. I highly recommend Mr. Berry to anyone looking for a skilled advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wallace and I have worked together in juvenile court and I have observed him in state court for the past several years. Wallace is a zealous advocate his clients and is well prepared to represent them at all times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wallace is a skilled and experienced lawyer who is quick and eager to help his clients. In addition, he also helps fellow lawyers in the community by sharing his knowledge, experience and insight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Wallace for many years, and have been impressed with his thoroughness in criminal matters. Wallace is very diligent, and leaves no stone unturned in his representation of his clients. I highly recommend and endorse Mr. Berry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Wallace for many years, even before he became an attorney, so I have alot of knowledge concerning his character and work ethics. His passion for the practice of law, and his dedication to defending the consitutional rights of his clients, enable me to recommend him with confidence to anyone in need of a committed, hard-working criminal defense attorney, who acts with integrity at all times. His willingness to roll-up his sleeves and do what it takes to get justice for his clients is what sets him apart from the rest."
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Lawrenceville Criminal defense Lawyer Wallace M. Berry Jr.
Wallace M. Berry Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Lawrenceville, GA
Licensed for 26 years