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Edward Sterling Wallace

Personal injury Attorney at Laguna Niguel, CA

5.0   35 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Auto Accidents; Premises Liability; Dog Bites; Construction Site Accidents; Food Poising; Common Carrier Liability; Bicycle Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents

    27 years, 100 cases

  2. Estate planning
    Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney; Advance Health Care Directives; Trust Administration;

    22 years

  3. Business
    Business Formation (Partnerships, LLC's Corporations); Purchase and Sale Agreements; Business Litigation

    27 years, 50 cases

  4. Commercial real estate
    Lease negotiations; personal guarantees;

    29 years, 20 cases

  5. Insurance
    Insurance Defense; Insurance Bad Faith;

    27 years, 100 cases

  6. Residential real estate
    Homeowner Association Law; enforcement of CC&R's; real estate non-disclosure law; mechanic lien enforcement

    29 years, 15 cases

  7. Power of attorney
    Power of Attorney for Finance; Power of Attorney for Healthcare; Durable Powers of Attorney; Springing Powers of Attorney

    19 years, 15 cases

I have been practicing law in Southern California since 1988 and have successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials to the satisfaction of my clients.  I have an unblemished record with the California State Bar.  I welcome the opportunity to provide a complimentary consultation to any prospective client and personally meet (or speak on the phone if more convenient) to discuss your legal issue, whether it be related to an insurance dispute, HOA issues, a business dispute, personal injury or an estate planning matter.  

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Law Offices of Edward S. Wallace
32451 Golden Lantern
Ste 307
Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677

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Posted by Andrew | October 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend Hiring Ed Wallace
I had the pleasure of working with Ed Wallace as my estate planning and business attorney in Dana Point, and I couldn't be more delighted with the exceptional service he provided. From the moment I first contacted Ed's office to the finalization of my legal matters, he demonstrated an unmatched level of professionalism and expertise. I am incredibly grateful for the outstanding service I received from Ed Wallace, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of an estate planning or business attorney in Orange County.
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Posted by Andrea | May 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Probate Estate Planning Attorney
I highly recommend Attorney Edward Wallace. He handled my Father’s Trust and the disbursement of assets. He counseled me as the Trustee, so I would not have any disputes with a beneficiary that had been difficult in the past. He is very experienced, patient and has a wonderful personality, so a pleasure to deal with during a stressful time. My husband and I plan on using him again shortly to prepare our Trust.
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Posted by Katherine | January 10, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Best
Edward Wallace is an amazing, professional, extremely knowledgeable attorney. I was going through a very difficult time where I was in need of advice and did not know where to turn. I did not have the means to hire and retain an attorney to help me with my case, and after speaking with a friend about my situation, they reached out to Edward to see what he thought. Edward called me and asked me to provide details. During the first call with him, not only did he have great advice on how to deal with my situation, he was very kind, thoughtful, and reassuring, and was concerned with me personally. He helped me to get through what could have been a mess if I had tried to do it on my own and guided me step-by-step through the process. If you need someone that is a top-notch professional, and just a great person, hire Edward. You will be getting the best.
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Posted by Neda | January 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Mr. Wallace came highly recommended to us by one of my colleagues. He was very prompt in returning communications, and he also made the complex process of setting up a trust tremendously easier for our family. I was very impressed with the time he spent with us, and the detail in the complex legal document he created. We are very grateful to have him as our attorney and look forward to continuing to work with him.
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Posted by Gene | September 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly effective professional attorney.
Edward Wallace was my personal injury attorney representing me in an auto accident case. I was rear-ended at high speed and my car was totaled at night in the middle of the desert. The driver had no license or insurance so it was very likely that might not receive a settlement at all even though I had uninsured motorist coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage does not cover me in the ways I thought it did and my insurance company was extremely resistant to dealing with me about this right from the start. I was referred to Edward by someone I trust, and although I did not know what to expect from him he handled every aspect of the case in a highly professional manner and let me know how we would proceed, and that my case deserved to get the full value of the policy limits. The insurance company fought this every step of the way but with Edward's knowledge and professionalism in dealing with the insurance company, and communicating with my medical professionals and me, they did offer a settlement of the full policy limits after several very low ball offers. Edward did a great job working with everyone involved, from my insurance company and medical professionals, to my employer, law enforcement offices, and me. His professionalism and way of getting things to the next step made all the difference in my case, and I feel very lucky to have had Edward Wallace as my attorney. He got me the best possible results in a reasonable amount of time. I highly recommend him as a personal injury attorney.
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Response from Edward Wallace September 13, 2021
Gene - Thank you for the good review. Very much appreciated and I'm glad we were able to get your matter resolved.
Posted by Janet Flisik | August 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and helpful
Mr. Wallace helped us through a very difficult lawsuit. He was extremely personable and worked hard to get us through the process. I felt he that he was not just on our side but more like he was going through it with us. We were able to resolve the dispute in the best possible way and could not have done it with anyone else. We are forever grateful.
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Response from Edward Wallace September 3, 2021
Thank you for the kind comments Janet. I’m glad the matter is now in the rear view mirror
Posted by Karen | October 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick professional legal services!
I hired Edward Wallace to help with title change for my home. He responded promptly and made the process smooth and easy for me.
Response from Edward Wallace October 10, 2020
Thank you Karen. I was happy to help and I'm glad the process was smooth.
Posted by Jennifer | August 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Back in December of 2019, I was in accident and was referred to this attorney and was never able to make it down to San Juan Capistrano since I was 45 minutes away but he was always able to help me with any question or concern I had. We would communicate through text and email which got really helpful once the pandemic started. He made sure I was well taken care of, referred me to the best chiropractors. He also kept me updated with my case constantly. He guided me through the whole thing, which was very helpful for a first timer. I will definitely be recommending him to friends and family.
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Response from Edward Wallace September 3, 2020
Thank you Jennifer. I am glad we were able to help you get your case resolved to your satisfaction. It was a pleasure working with you. Edward S. Wallace, Esq.
Posted by Elena | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped us reach a personal family goal
We hired Mr. Wallace to help us with our Family Trust. We had a goal of completing this in 2019 and have incredibly busy schedules. But we asked him to push us to complete. He did exactly what we asked so we met our goal. It was finalized three weeks before the new year but we got it done! He gently pushed just as we asked and made things as convenient as possible. We don't have legal background and he was professional but never spoke down to us. He explained everything perfectly and I highly recommend him. He also helped my sister with her Estate plans and my in-laws. We are now loyal to him because everyone is very happy with him.
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Response from Edward Wallace September 3, 2020
Elena - I was very pleased to help you and your husband complete your family trust. I know it will provide you with the added measure of security to be sure your trust funded assets are free from probate and your health care and financial decision making agents are in place should you or your husband ever need to rely on someone else during unanticipated times of health related difficulties. Edward S. Wallace, Esq.
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Posted by Arthur | August 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It was a pleasure working with Edward.He was very profeshinal and thorough and was a great help in doing my living trust. I would recamend him to any one.
Response from Edward Wallace October 15, 2020
Arthur - I was happy to help you set up your estate plan and make sure your IRA beneficiaries were properly identified.
Posted by Fausto | July 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Affordable and best Estate Planning Attorney
After searching online and calling many places about a simple family trust I realized that many Attorneys charge about $450/hour and I was told that the initial consultation takes about 2 hours. Then I was lucky to run across an add with free initial consultation so I decided to call and make an appointment. Attorney Edward Wallace sent me an email with all details of the process along with a simple form to be filled out prior to coming-in for the initial consultation. One affordable flat fee for the entire family trust package which was meticulous and well organized prepared. Edward Wallace took the time to explain to my parents specific needs in detail. He was very honest and very enjoyable to talk to. Our expectations were met and we were extremely satisfied with the family trust we established. The job was done quickly in a matter of a week. I highly recommend Edward Wallace to everyone.
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Posted by James | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ed Wallace Review
A good listener that reacts to needs. Gives balanced view of the situation, and works hard to bring about results. Stays close to the case in hand and provides timely updates. A polished lawyer that is concerned with you personally and strives for justice.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A mother just lost her son
My son passed away last year in the middle of divorcing process. My soon-to-be ex-daughter-in-law refused to leave the property I bought, refuse to pay for the mortgage, and refuse to return the money they promised to pay. My family and I had tried to nicely talk to the soon-to-be ex-daughter-in-law. However, we can't get the house nor the money back. Edward helped us find a legal path to solve the complex family drama. He was very patient, through, supportive in every step away. When we had questions or concerns, he always made time for us and tried to find the best solution. He also listened to us and represented our position very clearly while protecting our legal rights. He gave a sense of peace to us in the middle of chaos. Really appreciate his help. We will definitely consult with him again if we encounter any other legal issue in the future.
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Posted by Andy | May 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Edward Wallace is an Outstanding Lawyer
Edward Wallace is an exceptional lawyer. He has represented my family on a number of legal issues ranging from estate planning to insurance claims. From the beginning he has always been patient and accommodating with all of our needs. He has a knack for explaining complex concepts in simple terms. His advise is always spot on and he always takes the time to make sure that we look at all sides of an issue. I would highly recommend Edward's legal services to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client
Mr. Wallace represented me in an auto accident case. He was persistent in following up with me during the initial phase when I had to gather medical records, police reports and receipts. Once all the necessary paperwork was provided, he promptly contacted the insurance company. In the end he got me a settlement that was as good as I had hoped for. I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by Sandra | March 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He saved us thousands!
Mr. Wallace consulted with us regarding a pending lawsuit against us and was able to clear the record and have the suit dismissed, saving us thousands of dollars. He did this with just one face-to-face consultation and his fee was quite reasonable. Well worth the expense. He has a calm and intelligent demeanor, asks the right questions and does the research to get the job done efficiently.
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Posted by Craig | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service with a personal touch!
Ed helped us with creating our family trust. He was informative, helpful, and above all patient with all of our questions along the way. He is also very personable and engaging and made the whole process fun. Thank you Ed!
Posted by Cynthia | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ed is someone you want on your team!
Edward Wallace has helped me with several legal situations. Even though I’m older then he, it’s as if he’s my big brother, always looking out for me. I love having Ed as a part of my (life) team, because I can rest in the confidence of knowing he will be proactive, keeping me abreast of any goings ons, when needed. He also explains everything in a down-to-each, respectful way, and always takes into consideration how I feel about the situation. I would definitely recommend Ed to family and friends alike, and, in fact, already have on numerous occasions. If you need legal services, so not hesitate to contact Edward Wallace.
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Posted by Jay | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar Experience
Working with Edward "Ted" Wallace was a very positive and pleasurable experience. Ted is very knowledgeable, responsive and willing to listen to your thoughts and incorporate them into the law issue that was at hand. At no time did I feel he did not have the company or myself in the best interest and definitely explained the options we had, both legally and emotionally, through the 2 cases that we worked together on.
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Posted by Jennifer | January 21, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
True professional
I consulted with Ed Wallace for a business matter. (Start up business guidance) He was very knowledgeable and quick to respond. I have dealt with attorneys in the past who obviously were very busy but sometimes took days to respond to my calls or emails. Ed always responds in a timely manner! Even when in court he has responded to my message that he will call me back soon. He is always very professional but you can tell he truly cares about his clients. I will absolutely use him again AND refer to friends in the future!!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Edward S. Wallace
  • 1994 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • San Diego County District Attorney
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Kinkle, Rodiger & Spriggs, Pa
  • 1988 - 1994


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • San Diego State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kanaan v Southbay Automotive, dba Meineke Car Care
  • Claimant won at arbitration and was awarded $80,000 plus costs and attorneys fees


  • The CLM
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Featured Jury Verdict
  • Verdict Search
  • 2016
  • Top Verdict
  • Verdict Search
  • 2016
  • American Jurisprudence - Contracts
  • American Inn of Court
  • 1986
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Importance of A Living Trust
  • Living Trust In A Nutshell
  • 2016
  • "It's Your Estate"
  • Planning For Incapacity
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Litigation Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Edward is a fantastic litigation attorney. Any litigant would be in great hands!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Edward Wallace for several years. He is an excellent advocate on behalf of his clients, and an excellent strategist during litigation."
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