Edwin L. Wallace
Edwin L. Wallace is a trial lawyer and former President of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, and is a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation. He was the recipient of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Outstanding Young Lawyer Award in 1989.
He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of trial-related subjects for the American Association for Justice, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Suffolk University Law School, and the National Business Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.A.) (M.B.A.) and Suffolk University Law School.
Mr. Wallace's trial experience has included many jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million, including the largest verdict in New England in an asbestos case of $2.9 million. His cases have involved the areas of product liability, including Camaro rollovers, defective cranes, defective trucks and tractors, and defective machinery; maritime accidents, including fishermen, longshoremen, line handlers and crew ship passengers; construction accidents, automobile accidents, toxic exposures, breast implants, drug exposures, including Fen-Phen/Redux, lead paint poisoning and asbestos exposure.
Mr. Wallace's practice has taken him to the courts of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Missouri, and Illinois. He also serves as a mediator with the American Arbitrators Association and has been appointed as Special Master by judges of the Superior Court of Massachusetts.
Mr. Wallace has been named in Best Lawyers in America for many years, as well as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is rated "AV," the highest available rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a highly respected independent legal rating publisher.
- Automobile accidents
- Construction and jobsite accidents
- Insurance bad faith
- Mesothelioma and asbestos claims
- Products liability
- Personal injury
- Truck and bus accidents
- Maritime injuries
- 1980, Massachusetts
- 1981, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- University of Massachusetts (B.B.A., cum laude, 1974; M.B.A., 1976)
- Suffolk University (J.D., 1980)
- Managing Editor, Advocate Law Journal, 1979-1980
- Author, "Technolawyer: Technical Resources For The Legal Profession," Advocate Law Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring, 1980
- Recipient, Outstanding Young Lawyers Award, Massachusetts Bar Association, 1989
- Co-Author, "Trying The Automobile Injury Case in Massachusetts," National Business Institute, Inc., 1992
- Lecturer, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys; Massachusetts Bar Association; Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education; National Business Institute, Inc.
- Co-Chair, Mealey's National Lead Conference, 2001 and 2008
- Recipient, Best Lawyers in America, 2005; Top 100 Trial Lawyers of Massachusetts, 2008; Top Attorneys in America, 2005
- Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation (Chairman, Joint Bar Committee, 2005; Member, 2006-2008)
- Massachusetts Bar Association (Vice Chair, Section on Civil Litigation, 1989-1992; Chairman, Education Committee, 1989-1993; Chairman, Young Lawyers Division, 1987-1988; Board of Delegates, 1987-1988)
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors, 1987; Chairman, Membership Committee, 1993 and 2000; Chairman, Education Committee, 1994-1996; Assistant Secretary, 1993; Executive Committee, 1993; President Elect, 1996; President, 1997)
- The American Association for Justice (Co-Chair, Lead Paint Litigations Group, 1999; Board of Governors, 2004)