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Edward A. Wallace

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Chicago, IL

Wallace Miller
150 N Upper Wacker Dr, Suite1100
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-792-3415
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Antitrust Litigation, Consumer Law
Attorney Profile

Edward A. Wallace is a partner at Wallace Legal Group LLC, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. He and his firm focus their practice on complex business 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.

Having first received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University, Mr. Wallace then earned his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law. He then worked in several prestigious Chicago-area law firms before joining Wallace Legal Group LLC in 2001 and becoming a partner in 2003.

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
  • 70%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20%Antitrust Litigation
  • 10%Consumer Law
Focus Areas

Class Actions, Toxic Torts, Antitrust & Trade Litigation, Consumer Protection

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009

About Edward A. Wallace

First Admitted: 1995, Illinois

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

Honors/Awards

  • 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)

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 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
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Office Location for Edward A. Wallace

150 N Upper Wacker Dr
Suite1100
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-792-3415

Last Updated: 5/20/2022

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