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Lee Wallace Whistleblower & Personal Injury Lawyer in AtlantaLee Wallace represents whistleblowers who are trying to stop fraud against federal or state governments, by filing qui tam cases under the False Claims Act, state Medicaid recovery acts, or FIRREA, or who want to be SEC whistleblowers or IRS whistleblowers.

Ms. Wallace is also a registered mediator with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution.  She has taken both Harvard Law School’s Negotiation Workshop and Mediation workshop.  In law school, she founded and chaired a symposium on alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Wallace also represents plaintiffs bringing catastrophic injury cases.  She handles cases where people have been injured in car and truck wreck accidents, and cases involving product liability, nursing home negligence and personal injury.

Lee Wallace was first in her class at Vanderbilt University, and was an honors graduate of Harvard Law School.  After clerking on the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, she began practice in Atlanta.

Ms. Wallace has been practicing more than 20 years, and has handled legal matters in approximately 20 different states.

Ms. Wallace is the Past President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.

In polling of 24,000 Georgia lawyers, Ms. Wallace has been named a “Georgia SuperLawyer” every year since the poll began.  In 2009, her peers selected her as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Georgia.  She also has been named one of the top 50 female lawyers in Georgia, and one of the top 10 product liability lawyers in the state.  Ms. Wallace has been asked to serve on the Blue Ribbon panel that evaluates lawyers for the SuperLawyer award.  Georgia Trend magazine has named Lee Wallace one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite.”

Ms. Wallace chaired the Product Liability Section of the Georgia State Bar. She has edited a book on medical negligence and published numerous articles on whistleblower/qui tam/False Claims Act law and on plaintiffs’ personal injury issues.

Representative Cases

Lee Wallace handles whistleblower cases and personal injury cases resulting from car and truck wrecks, nursing home negligence, product liability, and bacterial contaminations. Many of her personal injury clients have traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. She also handles whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), state qui tam provisions and the SEC, IRS and CFTC whistleblower provisions.

Lee Wallace has been admitted pro hac vice and has litigated cases in numerous states around the country.

Here is a representative sampling of cases in which Ms. Wallace has represented – by herself or with a team – the whistleblower, the person who was injured, or the family of a person who was killed. Unless otherwise indicated, the amount of the settlement in each of these cases was confidential and therefore cannot be disclosed.

Whistleblower/Qui Tam (False Claims Act)

$4,630,000

A defense contracting giant paid the U.S. Government $4,630,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Texas whistleblower.  Represented by Lee Wallace, the whistleblower filed suit in Georgia under the False Claims Act, claiming that L-3 overbilled the Government for training the military gave L-3 employees in Georgia before they deployed overseas. The whistleblower, a sheet metal mechanic, received $798,675 for his role in getting the defense contractor to reimburse the U.S., and the company paid an additional $186,400.56 in attorneys’ fees.

Read the press release.

Whistleblower/Qui Tam (False Claims Act)

$3,200,000

An accountant worked overseas for a defense contractor that billed the U.S. Government hourly for the work of each of its employees.  We filed suit for him under the False Claims Act so that he could tell the Government that the company was charging the Government for employees’ time even though they were away from base on 3-day passes.

Read the press release.

Whistleblower/Qui Tam (False Claims Act)

$4,000,000

An aircraft mechanic blew the whistle on a contractor that was overbilling the Government in a contract in Iraq.  The Government got $4,000,000 back – and he got a percentage because he helped.

Read the press release.

Whistleblower Retaliation (False Claims Act)

Confidential amount

When a defense subcontractor used an out-of-date ingredient when it mixed a rubber compound to be used in the sonar nose cone for a U.S. Naval frigate, one brave employee threatened to report the issue to the government.  The company fired him, and we filed suit on his behalf.  He won a settlement for retaliation against him, ultimately settling the case for a confidential sum.   (Georgia)

See our press release here.

Read the press release.

Product Liability – Asbestos

Various amounts from different asbestos manufacturers

A young naval officer was exposed to asbestos while in the military during World War II.  Years later, he contracted asbetosis.  After his death, his estate sued and recovered from several of the manufacturers of asbestos.  (Massachusetts)

Auto Accident

$75,000

A woman was driving home from her job at Walmart when a car in the oncoming lane swerved to avoid a deer, hydroplaned, lost control and crashed into her car.  She fractured her neck, but it fortunately healed without surgery.  We filed suit and recovered $75,000 for her.  (Georgia)

Premises Liability – Shooting/gunshot

$1,000,000

After eating at a chain restaurant, a man walked out to his car to retrieve his credit card.  While he was in the parking lot, a robber approached and demanded his wallet.  As the man reached for his wallet, the robber shot him.  The restaurant had other incidents of crime in the parking lots of its chain restaurants, and we were able to settle our client’s case for $1,000,000.

Product Liability

Confidential amount

Our client had a Medtronic pacemaker implanted in him, and the pacemaker shocked him repeatedly even though he was not having any heart problems.  The company later recalled the pacemakers for faulty lead wires.   We filed his claim as part of the mass tort action.

Car Accident Case

$300,000

A young woman was seriously injured in a car collision that was not her fault.  The case settled for $300,000, which was the full policy limits from three different insurance companies.

Legionnaire’s Disease

Confidential settlement

Six members of a family contracted Legionnaire’s Disease while sitting near the whirlpool at a hotel. Legionella bacteria were breeding in the filter of the whirlpool, and became airborne. The whirlpool logs showed that the whirlpool had been poorly maintained in the months leading up to the incident, and continued to be poorly maintained in the months following the incident. Lee Wallace sent Freedom of Information Act requests to every county in which the hotel chain had a hotel. She obtained damning records showing that other hotels in the chain had had their pools shut down due to maintenance and bacterial problems.

GM Pickup Fuel-Fed Fire – Wrongful Death

$104,000,000 jury verdict, with subsequent confidential settlement prior to retrial

A high school student was driving home in a GM pickup truck which had its fuel tank outside the frame rails of the vehicle. A drunk driver struck the student’s truck in the side. The fuel tank of the pickup truck was punctured and the high school student was burned to death. Member of litigation team.

Product Liability — Serious Personal Injury

$750,000 settlement

A young man was seriously injured when his leg was caught in the unguarded roller on a carpet-manufacturing machine. A protective cage was already in place, but it had been placed behind the rollers instead of in front of them.

Auto Collision

$100,000 settlement

A hard-working Romanian immigrant suffered broken bones when a car crossed the center line and struck his vehicle head-on. The case settled for the full amount of the insurance policy without suit being filed.

Suzuki Samurai Rollover – Quadriplegia

Original $32,000,000 verdict, confidential settlement on retrial

A young woman was a passenger in a Suzuki Samurai, which rolled over, rendering her a quadriplegic. Member of litigation team.

Car Accident Collision

$100,000 settlement

A middle school gym teacher was hurt when her car was struck by a careless driver. She broke her pelvis in five places and broke six ribs. Her injuries made it very difficult for her to be as active with her gym students as she had been. The case settled for the full amount of the insurance policy without suit being filed.

Car Accident Collision

$100,000 settlement

A woman was proceeding straight down the road. A driver in a nearby turn lane suddenly turned directly in front of the woman, injuring her and totaling her car. The case settled for the full amount of the insurance policy without suit being filed.

Birth-Related Infant Brain Injuries

Confidential settlement

An infant was born with catastrophic brain injuries because she had been deprived of oxygen immediately before birth. The family had requested a C-section, but the doctor delayed it. The injuries could have been prevented if the hospital and doctor had performed a C-section in time.

Premises Liability – Rape

Confidential settlement

A boy attending a boarding school was raped by an older classmate. Members of the school administration had encouraged sexual misconduct and created an atmosphere that fostered several acts of abuse, including this one.

Officer and Director Fraud

Confidential Settlement

The CEO of a company discovered the company’s President had taken money from the company. When he came forward with the information, the President and the company sued him. I represented the CEO and filed a counter-claim.  The case settled by the company dropping the case against him and also paying him money.

Suzuki Samurai Rollover – Brain Injury

Confidential settlement

A young man was driving a Suzuki Samurai that rolled over after it was struck by another vehicle. He suffered severe brain injuries. Since GM and Suzuki had joint ventured on another SUV, the Sidekick, Lee Wallace filed motions in the Detroit, Michigan, court, forcing GM to disclose documents that revealed critical facts about the Samurai.

Seatbelt Failure Causes Ejection – Brain Injury

$40,000,000 jury verdict, with subsequent confidential settlement

A van was struck on the passenger side by another vehicle. The driver of the van was wearing her seat belt, but it came off in the collision. The driver flew out the passenger side window of the van, and landed headfirst on the pavement, suffering catastrophic head injuries. Member of litigation team.

GM Pickup Fuel-Fed Fire – Death

Confidential settlement

After a collision punctured the fuel tank of his GM pickup truck, a young man died in the ensuing fire. The pickup truck had its fuel tank outside the frame rails of the vehicle. Member of litigation team.

County Government Raids Business, Falsely Accuses Owners

$8,000,000 settlement

A county government raided a small business, confiscating its computers and all of its files. The county government accused the small business owners of drug smuggling. The charges were completely false, but the business owners lost their reputations and their business. Member of litigation team.

GM Pickup Fuel-Fed Fire – Severe Burns

Confidential settlement

Two brothers, one a father of two, were riding in a GM pickup truck with the fuel tank outside the frame rails. The tank on their truck ruptured when their truck was struck by another vehicle. One of the men got out of the truck, but he went back in when he realized his brother was trapped. Both young men lived, but were badly burned. Member of litigation team.

Toyota 4Runner Rollover – Brain injury

Confidential settlement

A legal secretary was driving a Toyota 4Runner. When she got two wheels off the road, and corrected to get back on the road, the 4Runner rolled over. The secretary suffered catastrophic brain injuries. She could no longer walk, feed herself, or talk or communicate in any way. Member of litigation team.

Dodge Van Fuel-Fed Fire – Severe Burns

Confidential settlement

A woman was driving a Dodge van to make deliveries. She stopped when a highway construction worker signaled traffic to stop, but the driver behind her missed the signal and collided with the back of her van. The fuel tank on her car ruptured, and a fire erupted. The woman managed to escape the burning van, but not before she was badly burned over 67% of her body. Member of litigation team.

Suzuki Samurai Rollover – Paraplegia

Confidential settlement

A college student was a passenger in the back seat of a Suzuki Samurai. The Samurai fishtailed on ice, and rolled over. The college student was thrown from the vehicle and became a paraplegic. Member of litigation team.

Suzuki Samurai Rollover – Paraplegia

Confidential settlement

A high school student was a passenger in a Suzuki Samurai. The Samurai rolled over, killing the young man. Member of litigation team.

Education

Lee Wallace graduated summa cum laude and first in her class from Vanderbilt University. A Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Scholar, Ms. Wallace majored in English, with minors in economics and mathematics. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year. Ms. Wallace was a senator in the Student Government Association and Speaker of the Student Senate. She was a member of the debate team, winner of the Houston Oratory Contest, and First Place individual speaker at the SIU Regional Debate Tournament. Ms. Wallace was awarded the Founder’s Medal in Oratory.

Lee Wallace graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1987. She was a research assistant for Professor Laurence Tribe, and an editor of the Harvard Law School Journal of Law and Public Policy in 1984-1985. She was founder and chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium. She was elected class representative for the class of 1987.

Publications

Lee Wallace has published a number of articles on topics ranging from the First Amendment to plaintiffs’ personal injury.

Book:

2004
Malone on Medical Negligence: Case Evaluation and Review Manual
Lee Wallace, Editor
A treatise published by PESI Law Publications

Best Articles of the Year:

An article Ms. Wallace wrote for The Brief, the magazine put out by the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Section, was selected to be one of the ABA’s 13 “Best Articles of the Year” by the Sole Practitioner/Small Firm section.

Legal articles:

Something New Under Georgia’s Sun: The Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act
Georgia Bar Journal (Dec. 2012)
A publication of the Georgia Bar Association
Right and Wronged: Finding Justice for a Whistleblower
Verdict Magazine (Fall 2012)
A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Blowing the Whistle on Fraud: An Introduction to Qui Tam Suits and the False Claims ActVerdict Magazine (2009)
A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
The Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Georgia After O.C.G.A. § 24-9-67.1 “Adopted” Daubert
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Apr. 2009)
An Introduction To The Most Neglected Statute In America: The False Claims Act
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Spring 2009)
Why Partnership is Killing the Legal Profession
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (April 2008)
The Pink Ghetto
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (Feb. 2008)
Judges Deserve Better
Co-author Randy Evans
GAWL Newsletter (Jan. 2008)
A Call to Sanity
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (Jan. 2008)
The Right to Practice Law
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (Oct. 2007)
Super Mom, Super Lawyer
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (Sept. 2007)
So Why Can’t I Market:  How Women Lawyers Can Win the Marketing Game
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (July 2007)
Whatever Happened to Women in the Law
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (June 2007)
Bad Bug Law: Bacterial Contaminations
Verdict (2006)
A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Spoliation of Evidence
Georgia Bar Journal (Apr. 2003)
A publication of the Georgia Bar
Right Under Your Nose: Spotting Product Liability Suits Hidden within Your Road Wreck Case Files
The Best Articles Published by the ABA (Sept. 2000)
A publication of the American Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section
Right Under Your Nose: How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried within Your Road Wreck Case Files
The Brief (Spring 2000)
A publication of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section
How to Recognize the Top 10 Auto Product Defects
The Practical Litigator (Mar. 2000)
Right Under Your Nose – How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried Within Your Road Wreck Case Files
ATLA Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Newsletter (Spring 1999)
An Update on Design Defect Law in Georgia and Current Trends in the Post-Banks Era
Verdict (Summer 1999)
Co-author Josh Sacks
A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Verdict Interview: A Bit of History
Verdict (Spring 1996)
A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Verdict Interview with Chief Justice Benham
Verdict (Winter 1995)
A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Clergy Arbitrator Liability
The Catholic Lawyer (1989)
A publication of the St. John’s Law Review

Articles by Lee Wallace (Downloadable)

Right Under Your Nose
How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried Within Your Road Wreck Case Files

How to Recognize and Develop a Product Liability Case
Legal and Factual Criteria for a Product Liability Lawsuit

Bad Bug Law
Bacterial Contamination Cases

Spoliation of Evidence
Dealing with Missing Evidence

Ethical Considerations
To Whom Does the Lawyer Owe His Duty?

Current Trends in the Post-Banks Era
An Update on Design Defect Law in Georgia

Intervening Causes
Developments in the Evidentiary Rules Applicable to Product Liability Claims

Other Similar Incidents
Developments in the Evidentiary Rules Applicable to Product Liability Claims

Taking Charge of Your Career
Becoming a Leader in Your Organization and Community

Mentoring for Women Lawyers
The Impossible Dream?

Offers of Settlement
Under New O.C.G.A. § 9-11-68

April 2008
Why Partnership is Killing the Legal Profession
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter

February 2008
The Pink Ghetto
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter

January 2008
A Call to Sanity
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter

October 2007
The Right to Practice Law
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter

September 2007
Super Mom, Super Lawyer
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter

July 2007
Whatever Happened to Women in the Law
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter

June 2007
So Why Can’t I Market: How Women Lawyers Can Win the Marketing Game
President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter

Speaking Engagements

Lee Wallace speaks and publishes frequently on legal topics. She has been invited to guest lecture at Emory Law School and Georgia State Law School, and to speak at the Bobby Lee Cook Symposium at John Marshall Law School.  Ms. Wallace has presented continuing legal education seminars to lawyers in several states and Canada. She has spoken at the annual conventions of the American Bar Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association, and for the ICLE at Sea program. Her speeches have covered topics ranging from product liability to spoliation of evidence.

Whistleblower Lawyers
Annual Whistleblower Law Conference: Taxpayers Against Fraud (10/11/2016)
Leadership for Women Lawyers
GAWL Leadership Academy (4/22/16)
Whistleblower and Qui Tam Law
Trial Institute Group (3/17/16)
Firm Size for New Lawyers
GAWL.edu (2/12/2016)
Leadership for Women Lawyers
GAWL Leadership Academy (1/27/2016)
Personal Injury 101: Sweating the Small Stuff
Sole Practitioner and Small Firm Seminar (7/7/15)
Success and Leadership
Georgia Association for Women Leadership Academy (4/24/15)
Achieving Success in the Right Size Firm
Georgia Association for Women, GAWL.edu (3/20/15)
Achieving Success in the Right Size Firm
Georgia Association for Women, GAWL.edu (10/19/14)
Achieving Success as a Woman Lawyer
GAWL Leadership Academy (4/25/14)
Becoming a Lawyer
Gwinnett County Bar Association’s Explorer Program, Gwinnett Schools (4/2/2014)
Ethically Marketing a Law Practice
Bobby Lee Cook Symposium, John Marshall Law School (9/7/2012)
Prosecuting a Whistleblower/Qui Tam/False Claims Act Case
GTLA Tort Cases Workshop (3/27/12)
When the Whistle Blows – Whistleblower Law
ICLE’s Personal Injury and Georgia Insurance Meet Urgent Legal Matters in Alaska (6/9/11)
Handling of Product Liability Cases
ICLE’s Personal Injury and Georgia Insurance Meet Urgent Legal Matters in Alaska (6/10/11)
How to Tell Whether You Have a Whistleblower Case
GTLA (12/9/11)
Owning Your Own Firm
GTLA (3/23/11)
When the Whistle Blows: Urgent Legal Matters in Whistleblower Law
ICLE’s CLE at Sea Seminar (11/11/10)
Business Development for Women Lawyers
GAWL (7/27/10)
Daubert in Product Liability
GTLA Annual Seminar (4/17/09)
Advocacy and Professionalism
Bobby Lee Cook Symposium at John Marshall Law School (4/3/09)
Product Liability
ICLE Seminar, Amelia Island (3/14/09)
Qui Tam/False Claims Act/Whistleblower Law
Georgia Trial Lawyers of Middle Georgia (2/27/09)
Product Liability
ICLE Critical Legal Issues at Sea Cruise (11/10/08)
Networking Tips for Law Students
John Marshall Law School (11/10/08)
Mentoring for Women Lawyers
GAWL Monthly Luncheon (10/21/08)
Keynote Address
Annual Judicial Reception, Columbus Chapter of the Georgia Association of Women Lawyers (5/22/08)
Outgoing President’s Address
Georgia Association of Women Lawyers Annual Dinner (5/8/08)
Women in the Law
LEXIS/NEXIS Women’s Leadership Summit (5/8/08)
GAWL: Its History and Its Future
GAWL Leadership Academy (2/22/08)
“Part-Time” Work in the Law
GAWL (1/31/08)
My Path to Leadership
Leadership Seminar, GAWL and the Women in the Profession Committee of the Atlanta Bar (1/29/08)
The Changing Law Profession: Women Lawyers in Transition
Clayton County Bar Association (11/5/07)
Women in the Law
John Marshall Law School Women in the Law Reception (11/13/07)
Ethics and Professionalism
Seminar of the Staff Attorneys of the Georgia Appellate Courts (10/16/07)
Product Liability
Urgent Legal Matters Seminar, Sea Island, Georgia (8/30/07)
GAWL: Its Past and Its Future
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, Formation of Southside Atlanta Chapter (5/31/07)
President’s Address
Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Annual Meeting (5/22/07)
Keynote Address
Formation of Mercer Law School GAWL Chapter (9/28/06)
Mentoring for Women Lawyers
John Marshall Law School, GAWL Chapter (3/16/06)
GAWL and Mentoring for Women Lawyers
Columbus, Georgia, GAWL Chapter (2/21/06)
How to Get Mentoring: For Women Lawyers
Savannah, Georgia, GAWL Chapter (11/05)
Offers of Judgment
ICLE Georgia Personal Injury Practice Seminar (10/28/05)
How to Be a Rainmaker
Women in the Legal Profession (9/19/05)
Sponsoring organization: Women in the Profession Section of the Atlanta Bar
Becoming a Leader in Your Organization and Community
Taking Charge of Your Career seminar (5/19/05)
Sponsoring organization: National Association for Women Lawyers
“Should Daubert Be Adopted in Georgia?”
Application of the Daubert Case in Georgia (1/24/05)
Sponsoring organization: American Inns of Court, Bleckley Inn
Flying Solo
Starting Your Own Practice (1/29/04)
Sponsoring organization: Atlanta Bar Association Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section
Keynote address, Mentoring
Mentoring (1/23/04)
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
Ethical Considerations: To Whom Does the Lawyer Owe His Duty?
Trial Law Seminar (11/20/03)
Sponsoring organization: Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association
How to Recognize and Develop a Product Liability Case
Preparation for Tort Cases (10/24/03)
Sponsoring organization: ICLE
How to Recognize and Develop a Product Liability Case
Preparation for Tort Cases (7/22/03)
Sponsoring organization: American Trial Lawyers Association
Ethics
The Art of Advocacy (1/24/03)
Sponsoring organization: ICLE
Spoliation
Georgia Product Liability Seminar (12/31/02)
Sponsoring organization: Product Liability Section of the Georgia Bar
Ethics and Professionalism in Discovery
All-Star Seminar on “Georgia Law of Torts: Preparation for Trial” (10/25/02)
Sponsoring organization: ICLE
Why Juries Award Punitive Damages in Products Cases
2002 American Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention (7/23/02)
Sponsoring organization: Products Liability Section, ATLA
Chair of Section Sponsoring the Seminar
11th Annual Product Liability Institute (5/17/02)
Sponsoring organization: Product Liability Section of the Georgia Bar
Getting Started On Your Own
Flying Solo (4/4/02)
Sponsoring organization: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
How to Spot a Product Liability Case
Auto Torts XXIV (11/30/01)
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association
Cross Examination of Experts
Sponsoring organization: Product Liability Section of the Georgia Bar (11/9/01)
Chair of section sponsoring seminar
Right Under Your Nose: How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried Within Your Road Wreck Case Files
ATLA Annual Convention in Montreal, Canada (7/16/01)
Sponsoring organization: American Trial Lawyers Association
The Three R’s of Punitive Damages: How to Maximize Punitive Damages in Your Cases
Damages: How to Overcome the Toughest Part of the Case (5/30/01)
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Automotive and Tire Product Liability Issues
10th Annual Product Liability Institute (5/22/01)
Sponsoring organization: Product Liability Section of the Georgia Bar
Right Under Your Nose: How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried Within Your Road Wreck Case Files
Georgia Products Liability Practice for Paralegals (4/30/01)
Sponsoring organization: HalfMoon, L.L.C.
Right Under Your Nose: How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried Within Your Road Wreck Case Files
Solo and Small Firm Success (4/5/01)
Sponsoring organization: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
The American Justice System
International Student Christian Fellowship (7/25/00)
Right Under Your Nose – How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried within your Road Wreck Case Files
9th Annual Product Liability Institute (6/9/00)
Sponsoring organization: Product Liability Section of the Georgia Bar
Right Under Your Nose: How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried Within Your Road Wreck Case Files
Georgia Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals (4/29/00)
Sponsoring organization: HalfMoon, L.L.C.
Ethics and Practicing Law
Georgia State Law School Christian Fellowship (3/00)
Women and the Law
The Amos Group (3/00)
Right Under Your Nose: How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried Within Your Road Wreck Case Files
Cobb County Bar Association Meeting (12/99)
Product Liability Law and Practice
Emory Law School (11/99)
Right Under Your Nose: How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried Within Your Road Wreck Case Files
Hawaii State Bar Association Annual Seminar (10/99)
Sponsoring organization: Hawaii Bar Association and Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association
Finding Product Liability Suits Buried In Your Road Wreck Case Files
American Bar Association Annual Meeting (8/99)
Sponsoring Organization: Tort and Insurance Practice Section of ABA
How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried within your Road Wreck Case Files
DeKalb Lawyers Association Annual Seminar (5/99)
Right Under Your Nose – How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried within your Road Wreck Case Files
DeKalb Lawyers Association Meeting (3/99)
Trial Briefs that Make a Difference
Trial Advocacy: Masters of the Art (4/30/98)
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Other Similar Incidents
Details that Make the Difference (3/1/96)
Sponsored by: Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Paralegals’ Section
Recent Developments in the Evidentiary Rules Applicable to Product Liability Claims: Other Similar Incidents and Intervening Causes
Product Liability Institute (2/23/96)
Sponsoring Organization: Product Liability Section of the Georgia Bar
Ethical Considerations in the Trial of a Personal Injury Case:
To Whom Does the Lawyer Owe His Duty?
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Motor Vehicle Wreck Seminar (1/26/96)
GM Fuel-Fed Fire Cases
Western Trial Lawyers Association Auto Products Seminar (1995)

Work History

After graduating from Harvard Law School, Lee Wallace clerked for Judge James C. Hill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Ms. Wallace worked for a large downtown Atlanta firm for her first several years of practice.

In 1992, Lee Wallace began to practice plaintiffs’ personal injury law at the firm that is now Butler, Wooten, & Fryhofer. Ms. Wallace practiced at that firm for nine years, the last five as a partner. After stints at two other litigation boutiques, Ms. Wallace now has her own law firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

Professional and Community Involvement

Lee Wallace is the Past President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, and the recipient of the group’s Visionary Award.

Ms. Wallace has served as a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Bench and Bar Committee since 2007.  She is a Master in the Bleckley Inn of Court for Georgia State Law School.

Ms. Wallace was a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation from 1999 – 2007.  From 1998 – 2009, she served on the State Bar of Georgia’s Disciplinary Rules Committee, which drafted the first-ever disciplinary rules for lawyers in the State of Georgia.

Lee Wallace has sat on the boards of both the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and the Sole Practitioner/Small Firm section of the Atlanta Bar, and has chaired committees for both groups.  She served as secretary of GAWL, and co-chaired its Brown Bag Luncheon program.

Lee Wallace served on the Atlanta Bar Association’s Judicial Selection and Service Committee, and chaired that bar’s State Courts Committee. Ms. Wallace served as a member of the Emerging Issues Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section.

Ms. Wallace co-chaired the Consumer Affairs Committee of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and edited GTLA’s Verdict magazine for two years.

She also served as GTLA parliamentarian. In cooperation with the Chamblee Georgia Police Department, the University of Georgia Extension Service, and the DeKalb Safe Kids Coalition, Ms. Wallace organized a GTLA drive to provide free bicycle helmets to children who did not have them.

Lee Wallace is a member of Taxpayers Against Fraud, a group dedicated to prosecuting and stopping false claims against the Government.

Ms. Wallace has served as a member of the Emerging Issues Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section. 

Lee Wallace has spoken at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association.  She also served on the Emerging Issues Committee of the ABA’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section.  

Lee Wallace is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, now the American Association for Justice, and has spoken at several of its annual meetings.

Lee Wallace is a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.

Lee Wallace and her husband George have been married since 1994 and have two children.

After a spinal cord injury in 1983, George did rehabilitation at Shepherd Center. In 1998, Shepherd Center opened a short-term living facility across from their church, ChristChurch Presbyterian Church in America, and the Wallaces saw an opportunity to express their gratitude.  They founded a ministry through their church to host “Sundaes on Sunday”, an ice cream social for residents and their families.

From 2015-2017, Ms. Wallace served on the board of the Foundation for Riverwood International Charter School.

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