A high-powered New York disputes boutique with national reach.
Our practice is focused exclusively on dispute resolution and related counseling. We are bold and fierce advocates, and we solve legal disputes swiftly and effectively. Our boutique platform enables us to provide you with the personal attention, experienced judgment, and hands-on efficiencies of a trial lawyer with big-firm expertise.
Based in New York, we handle cases around the country — north, south, east, and west.
Our game is legal disputes. We resolve them using litigation, arbitration, negotiation, and mediation processes. It’s all we do.
We concentrate on commercial litigation, product liability, and select personal injury cases for individuals and companies alike, as both plaintiffs and defendants. And we deliver results on par with those available from the nation’s largest law firms, without the expensive trappings.
We also play well with others if you’re looking to build or supplement a virtual legal team across different firms and practice areas.
Our brand is bold and fierce advocacy. We use decades of experience in the trenches to minimize legal risks, maximize legal positions, and optimize dispute outcomes, helping you get on with better things.
We don’t play lawyer games that serve only to escalate and prolong disputes. We keep our eyes on the prize — using our insights and experience to solve your legal problem swiftly and effectively, with the least amount of cost and disruption possible in the circumstances.
A boutique platform allows us to deliver big-firm benefits, like best-in-class lawyering, without the costly drawbacks of the traditional pyramid structure of large law firms — layers of lawyers on the clock. With us, you get the personal attention, experienced judgment, and hands-on efficiencies of a veteran trial lawyer with big-firm experience.
"A likeability factor that is invaluable in front of a jury."
The Legal 500
"David's cross-examination of a key expert witness was a tour de force, one of the most creative and effective I have ever seen. And he's the consummate professional — personable, approachable, practical."
Harold K. Gordon, Jones Day
"Mr. Wallace's cross-examination of plaintiff's psychiatrist was searing."
"If you can avoid litigation, do so. If not, make sure David is on your side."
Nina & Michael Dubroff
"A directed verdict is almost never granted for a defendant after plaintiff rests. David is the only lawyer I know of who has accomplished this feat twice. He is a fierce and tenacious advocate in the courtroom."
Thomas E. Riley, Herbert Smith Freehill
"David is a litigator based in New York (but don't hold that against him!). He really understands the term 'dispute resolution' versus 'litigation.' I have a lot of respect for David; he's the only U.S. litigator that I personally recommend."
Randall Lewis, General Counsel
"David is an incredible human being and an amazing lawyer. With his unique style of advocacy, he guided us through a very stressful period for our family, when our business goals appeared completely dashed. He quickly won our trust and confidence, stilling our doubts. They broke the mold with that guy."
Jessica and David Smith
Unique pricing certainty.
Recognizing that legal problems come with more than enough risk and uncertainty to begin with, we believe in pricing certainty. The litigation process is more predictable than others are willing to let on. So, to better align our interest with yours, we prefer to use fixed pricing agreements, contingencies, and holdbacks to value our professional insights and experience.