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Mr. Wallis' aggressive practice emphasizes personal injury, criminal defense of innocent people and civil litigation.  Mr. Wallis worked as a federal extern for the Honorable Thomas Coffin, U.S. District Court.  From there he was hired by Bill Barton of Newport Oregon where Mr. Wallis helped secure millions of dollars in major medical malpractice claims.  This success launched Mr. Wallis into doing trial work here in Washington State where he runs the Wallis Law Firm, PLLC.   While practicing in King and Pierce County Mr. Wallis has been active with the Pierce County Bar Association, and American Inns of Court.  In the past, Mr. Wallis also worked as an expert biologist for the State of Washington and this experience now helps him tremendously in addressing legal issues involving medical malpractice or any other physical injury to his clients.


Languages spoken: French, Russian

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  1. Litigation: 34%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
    10 years
  3. Personal Injury: 33%
    10 years



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  • Lola Sadullayevna Zakharova

    With his legal knowledge and determination, Barry is a go-to person when it comes to criminal defense and personal injury. He takes time to develop the best strategy for his clients, never leaving a stone unturned. Aside from being a sharp attorney, Barry is also a respected community leader, volunteering his time to making his community a better place. I do not hesitate to endorse Barry.


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  • Martin J.H. Duenhoelter

    Barry is an extremely thoughtful, passionate, and most importantly, well rounded attorney. He has handled difficult PI cases with great skill, and achieved recoveries for his clients in cases other Lawyers would not take. No hesitation to hire him if I needed to do so!


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Wallis Law Firm, PLLC

1101 Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA, 98402-4629


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Scholarship AwardUniversity of Oregon School of Law2005
Scholarship AwardSeattle University School of Law2002
Berlin Scholarship AwardBerlin Senate1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead PartnerWallis Law Firm, PLLC2007 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of H. Gary Wallis2006 - 2007
Legal InternBarton & Strever, PC2003 - 2005
ClerkU.S. District Court2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Slavic Bar Association of WashingtonPresident2015 - Present
Cardozo Society of Washington StateCo-Chair2010 - Present
Barton Litigation Boot CampMember2010 - Present
Washington Association for JusticeEagle Member2008 - Present
American Inns of CourtBarrister2007 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Unitied States District CourtAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2006 - Present
Sound Credit UnionDirector2015 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Over 380 cases in Washington CourtsN/A
Carr v. Arbiol, Christensen and Wright$3,660,000 Stipulated Settlement for Personal Injury
Ackley vs. Suchar$500,000 Court Judgment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Department of TransportationBiological Assessment: SR 202: Tokul Creek Slide Repair2001
WSDOTBiological Assessment: SR 20: Debris Flow Structure2001
WSDOTBiological Assessment: SR 20: Campbell Lake Road Realignment2001
WSDOTBiological Assessment: SR 542: Snow Bridge & Culvert Replacement2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Evergreen State CollegeMESMA - Masters1998
The American University of Paris (AUP)ECSBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Day LuncheonMagna Carta - Symbol of Freedom Under Law2015
American Inns of CourtMagna Carta2015
American Inns of CourtDiscovery Abuse-Enough is Enough2014
American Inns of Court CLEAnderson vs. Akzo Nobel and the Frye Standard in Washington State2012
American Inns of CourtCriminal Defense Fee Agreements2012
Everest College ClassWorking in a Law Firm2011
American Inns of CourtLegal Argument Demonstration2009
Joint Meeting of State Biological PlannersBiological Assessment : SR 20 Debris Flow Structure2001