David L. Wallace
Nationally recognized trial lawyer.
David is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with a uniquely bold, fierce, and effective brand of advocacy developed over a life in courtrooms across the country, where he has represented some of America’s most-recognized brands on a national stage in a number of notable trials over the years, including one of the largest civil fraud actions ever tried in the federal court system.
With a “likeability factor” that others say makes him “invaluable in front of a jury,” David’s work has earned him national recognition and ranking by clients and peers alike in several areas of practice, including product liability (The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, New York Super Lawyers). He guides businesses clear of legal trouble, leads them to safer courses of action, reduces the likelihood of litigation, positions them with a better story to tell when a dispute arises, and puts a premium on getting disputes over with for people and businesses alike as quickly as possible.
Outside the courtroom, David uses his experience trying cases (and otherwise resolving disputes) on a forward-looking basis, enabling people in the course of everyday life and business: (1) to take risks with less potential liability; (2) to address legal problems proactively (before the event); and (3) to have lives and businesses that hold up better to the push-and-pull of commerce.
Before opening Wallace Law in 2017, David spent more than 20 years as a litigation partner at two major international law firms, one based in Manhattan, the other in London, representing major corporations in complex commercial and other litigation both here and abroad.
Born and raised in an historic seaport community in New Hampshire, David attended Georgetown University, where he obtained his law degree from the school’s Law Center, and his undergraduate degree from its School of Foreign Service. He works from Nyack, New York, within sight of the Hudson River.
Besides lawyering, David enjoys writing, photography, running, and cookery. In My Why: The Tale of an Old Man and a Young Boy, he tells why he does what he does. And in Disputology: Reflections on Dispute Resolution Topics, he shares a collection of quotes on the subject of litigation and disputes generally that reflect his values and approach to the process of resolving disputes.
Georgetown University Law Center (Evening Program), J.D., cum laude (1987)
Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, B.S. (1982)
Bar & Court Admissions
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
District of Columbia, First, Fourth, and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal