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Earl Robert Wallace

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Irvine, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Earl

Learn Earl’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    75%
    Mr. Wallace represents landlords, property management companies, institutional and private lenders throughout the State of California in real estate litigation, from expedited unlawful detainer (eviction) actions to complex class action lawsuits.

    29 years, 7,500 cases

  2. Real estate
    25%
    Mr. Wallace represents landlords, property management companies, institutional and private lenders throughout the State of California in real estate litigation, from expedited unlawful detainer (eviction) actions to complex class action lawsuits.

    29 years, 500 cases

EARL R. WALLACE represents landlords, property management companies and institutional lenders throughout the State of California in real estate litigation and landlord-tenant matters from expedited unlawful detainer (eviction) actions to complex class action lawsuits. Mr. Wallace is admitted to practice before all California courts, the United States District Court of California (Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts) and to the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Wallace has served as general counsel to the REO Managers Association of California (REOMAC) and is a founding member of U.S. REO Partners. Mr. Wallace also holds a California real estate broker's license. Mr. Wallace is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Representative clients include: JPMorgan Chase Bank, Union Bank, OneWest Bank, The Irvine Company, The Lyon Company, Windsor Property Management, Greystar Property Management, Western Natiional Property Management, Village Property Management, Precision Asset Management, Burke Real Estate Group and Bayharbor Property Management.

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Location

Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin LLP
16520 Bake Pkwy Ste 280
Irvine, CA, 92618-4695

Reviews

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Posted by carl engstrom | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I've ever worked with
I have spoken to a lot of lawyers in my lifetime, but none were as knowledgeable and professional as Mr. Wallace. My issue was very complex, dealing with a number of specific rental laws and Mr Wallace quickly walked me through the issues and helped me work out a favorable resolution. On my first call to him, he answered 8-10 questions off the bat, which really helped me figure things out. After a short meeting we developed a resolution plan and he wrote up a simple proposal for solving my issue. The opposition didn't know what hit them. Before calling Mr Wallace, I was ready to settle the case and take a huge beating, but after 2 letters and some negotiation, I ended up resolving the issue better than I had ever hoped. My advice to anyone looking for a good lawyer, give him a call and ask him a few questions...you will know as I do that he's the best Real-Estate Lawyer in the business. One more thing...I'm generally very skeptical when I deal with Lawyers billing practices. I was shocked at how reasonable the the fees were. Best experience ever with a lawyer.
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Posted by Brenda | April 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!!
Earl Wallace represented me and my husband in a Personal Injury case. He went above and beyond and got us an amazing settlement. I highly recommend Earl Wallace!
Posted by Shelly | January 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I highly recommend Earl Wallace and his firm, Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin. Everyone from the attorneys to their assistants has been nothing but professional, knowledgeable, and just awesome. Someone is always there to answer my calls and follow up with me on a regular basis. The attorney that worked on my case was such a pleasure to work with; he was energetic and very devoted to my case. I was more than pleased with the settlement my family received.
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Posted by Michelle | January 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Earl assisted me in starting my business. He set up a California corporation and filed all required documents. He made the process very easy from start to finish. He is incredibly knowledgeable and responsive. I highly recommend Earl.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Ruzicka & Wallace, LLP
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Ruzicka, Snyder & Wallace, LLP
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Ruzicka, Snyder, MacSporran & Deveraux, LLP
  • 1994 - 1998
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Devitre v. MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Judgment for Defendant
  • Wysard v. Wham-O Marketing
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
  • Bank of New York Mellon v. Inanoria
  • Judgment for Plaintiff
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Associations

  • National Apartment Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Apartment Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • U.S. REO Partners
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • REOMAC
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 2017 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2017 - Top 1%
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in California - 2017
  • The Legal Network
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2016 - Top 5%
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • BV Litigation Top Rated Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Distringuished Attorney - 2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Distinguished Attorney - 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 5th Anniversary BV Distinguished Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 20th Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Distinguished Attorney - 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Distinguished Attorney - 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Distinguished Attorney - 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Shining Star Award
  • REOMAC
  • 2002
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Publications

  • REOMAC Newsletter
  • Foreclosure Trustee Not Liable For Canceling Foreclosure Sale And Returning The Highest Bidder’s Money With Interest After Discovering That Borrower And Lender Had Agreed To Postpone The Sale
  • 2003
  • REOMAC Newsletter
  • Sale of Property At Non-Judicial Foreclosure May Be Set Aside When Buyers Have Acted To Restrict Competition And Purchase Property For An Inadequate Price
  • 2001
  • REOMAC Newsletter
  • Who's Earthquake Insurance Is It Anyway?
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • U.S. REO Partners Webinar
  • Legal Update 2016
  • 2015
  • U.S. REO Partners Webinar
  • Effective Solutions to New Challenges in Post-Foreclosure Evictions
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Earl
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Earl Wallace since he first became an attorney and he is one of the best in his field. He truly understands eviction and property law. This area of law is intricate and often tedious. Earl Wallace and his staff execute the process efficiently and cost-effectively. I endorse Earl Wallace as a colleague and attorney to anyone in need of legal assistance in matters of eviction, property or landlord-tenant"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Earl Wallace is an extremely knowledgeable eviction and property law attorney. He strives to achieve the best results for his clients and understands the intricacies of landlord tenant law. He is exceptionally attentive to his clients’ needs and provides sound legal advice and implements remedies. He and his staff work vigorously and efficiently to attain the best possible results for their clients."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Earl for over 10 years, and he is quite simply an excellent attorney. Earl is bright, efficient, effective, and extremely knowledgeable. On top of all of that, he is a pleasure to work with. I can't speak highly enough of him."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the privilege of working closely with Earl on a variety of civil matters . I was very impressed with Earl’s command of the law and especially his expertise in Real Property law. I found Earl’s knowledge of the law to be surpassed only by his outstanding work ethic and affable personality. I highly recommend Earl Wallace and his law firm. I am certain you will not be disappointed by acquiring his services."
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Irvine Landlord or tenant Lawyer Earl Robert Wallace
Earl Robert Wallace
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 29 years