Edward A. Wallace

Top rated Class Action & Mass Torts attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Wallace Miller
Edward A. Wallace
Wallace Miller

Practice Areas: Class Action & Mass Torts, Personal Injury, Consumer Law; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1995

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
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Wallace Miller

150 N Upper Wacker Dr
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website


Edward A. Wallace is a partner at Wallace Miller, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. He and his firm focus their practice on complex litigation, including business litigation, antitrust litigation, securities and corporate governance, consumer protection, mass tort litigation and health care litigation. They represent clients throughout the Chicago area, the state of Illinois and the entire United States.

With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Wallace is licensed to practice before numerous federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for both the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third and Seventh Circuits.

A respected leader in the legal community, Mr. Wallace’s work has garnered national recognition. Benchmark Plaintiff, the definitive guide to America’s leading plaintiff firms and attorneys, named him as a Local Litigation Star. He also achieved the coveted AV* Preeminent peer review designation from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Consumer Law

Focus areas

Class Actions, Consumer Protection, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Toxic Torts

  • 70% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Consumer Law

First Admitted: 1995, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.wallacemiller.com/attorneys/edward-wallace/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest Lecturer on Class Actions and Mass Tort Practice at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Co-author, "Composix® Kugel® Mesh: A Primer", AAJ Newsletter for the Section on Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts, Spring 2008
  • Accountability: "Believe it or not, Shutts allowed it", American Bar Association Consumer and Personal Rights Litigation Newsletter, Fall 2001
  • National Moot Court Team, Rendig's National Product Liability Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Benchmark Plaintiffs' Local Litigation Star, 2011 - 2013
  • Semi-finalist, Annual Moot Court Competition, DePaul University College of Law
Representative Clients:
  • In re C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2187)
  • In re Ethicon, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2327)
  • Virginia M. Damon Trust v. Mackinac Financial Corp., f/k/a North Country Financial Corp., Case No. 2:03-CV-0135 (W.D. Mich.)
  • In re Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326)
  • Toprol — In re Metroprolol Succinate End-Payor Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 06-071-GMS (D. Del.)
  • In re American Medical Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325)
  • In re Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1842 (D.R.I.)
  • List v. List, Case No. 96-CH-845 (Ill. Cir. Ct. Cook County)
  • On behalf of funeral directors in the State of Illinois, Ed serves as Lead Counsel in this class action aimed at restoring the trust monies that were dissipated from the IFDA Services, Inc. Preneed Trust (the Trust), which had more than $300 million in assets that were supposed to pay for funerals of Preneed planning customers. This matter recently settled for $41,250,000
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • Co-Chair, AAJ Kugel Mesh Litigation Group, 2007 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
  • Public Justice, Class Action Preservation Project
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
Educational Background:
  • Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 1991

Office location for Edward A. Wallace

150 N Upper Wacker Dr
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-792-3415


11 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2009

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