Marjorie A. Wallace practices employment law throughout the state of California. She is a longtime Bay Area resident in Martinez, Contra Costa County. Her strong beliefs about contributing to: workplace fairness, thriving small businesses and maintaining the backbone of our democracy–the Great American Middle Class, guide her law practice everyday.
She helps mostly middle class employees who want damages or changes in their workplace where they have endured discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage theft or retaliation when they spoke up against or reported workplace wrongs. she focuses on representing mostly middle class, individual employees who have discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour and retaliation claims against their public or private employers.
She prides herself on being an active listener who provides excellent and practical service at an affordable price. You can ask her about working with you on a limited scope basis where you do some of the groundwork to keep down your legal fees.
Ms. Wallace’s significant litigation experience in state and federal courts, makes her keenly aware that the current drastic budget cuts to our court system give new meaning to the word “delay”, since “justice delayed is justice denied”. She will not hesitate to try a case, but will also go all out to try to resolve your legal dispute as cost efficiently as possible, without resort to costly litigation.
She actively volunteers in the community, pre-pandemic could be found most days at the local gym and as a mom, continues to improve her negotiating skills.
She attended Yale Law School and UC Hastings College of the Law where she earned two law degrees: an LL.M. from Yale and a J.D. from UC Hastings.
Her B.A. in Psychology is from UCLA.
She also has an M.S.I.S. in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
You can probably tell she knows what it is like to repay student loans.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2020 Diversity Award||Contra Costa County Bar Association||2021|
|2019 Diversity Award||Contra Costa County Bar Association||2020|
|2018 Diversity Award||Contra Costa County Bar Association||2019|
|2017 Diversity Award||Bar Association of Contra Costa County||2018|
|Owner||Law Office of Marjorie A. Wallace||2010 - Present|
|Plaintiff's Employment Attorney||Nancy Balles, APLC||2008 - 2010|
|Full Time Parent and Domestic Engineer||My Family||2000 - 2008|
|Business Litigator||Perez & McNabb||1991 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association||Diversity Committee||2017 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association||Chair and Co-chair, Free Employment Law Workshops||2016 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Law Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Law Section||President||2016 - 2016|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||Employment Law at the Movies: You Can’t Go Wrong Watching These Workplace Documentaries||2014|
|Sustainable Workplace (blog)||Lobbying to Improve California Workplaces||2013|
|Legal Secretaries, Inc||"Even Law Firms Need an E-mail Liability Prevention Plan"||1998|
|CEB Business Practitioner||"Why Every Employer Using E-Mail Needs An E-Mail Liability Prevention Plan",||1997|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||Surfing Intellectual Property 101||1996|
|Contra Costa Lawyer||"Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Disputes||1995|
|Yale Law School||LL.M - Master of Laws||1980|
|UC Hastings COL||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Annual California Employment Lawyers Association Conference||Let's Get Ready To Rumble: Exhaustion Requirements||2019|
|Free Legal Workshops||Appeal Your Unemployment Benefits Denial||2016|
|Contra Costa Legal Professionals Ass'n Monthly Meeting||Handling Harassment at Work||2016|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section||Anita Hill: Sexual Harassment in 1991 and Today||2015|
|PELA-Cabal||Moderator for Implicit Bias in Employment Discrimination Panel||2015|
|Right Management Networking Event||Navigating Pre-Hire Background Checks||2015|
|CareerLink||Navigating Job Application Background Checks||2014|
|Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association||Paper Trail Your Job!||2014|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Panel on Work/Life Balance||2009|
|CEB||Discovery of Email||2001|
|Annual Computer Law Institute||Copyright Law for Digital Media||2000|
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