Edward A. Wallace

Edward A. Wallace

Attorney Profile

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

Wexler Wallace LLP
 | 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-346-2222
Fax: 312-346-0022
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (20%),
  • Consumer Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Edward A. Wallace is a partner at Wexler Wallace LLP in Chicago, Illinois. He specializes complex business litigations such as antitrust litigation, business litigation, securities and corporate governance, consumer protection, mass tort litigation and health care litigation. Mr. Wallace earned his Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, in 1991 and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago in 1995. He joined his current firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2003.

Attorney Wallace has had leadership positions in numerous high profile cases. These successes have resulted in a national reputation for his excellent work in mass tort and securities litigation. In fact, his work made him an integral part of the development of the firm's mass tort practice and has given it a national reputation in that area.

Mr. Wallace is a member many associations and organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He is a renowned speaker on mass tort issues and often speaks to law school classes and professional organizations.

Mr. Wallace's federal court admissions are extensive and include the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois. He is also approved to practice before U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Michigan, the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Third and Seventh Circuits.

His success has garnered him attention and awards beyond just his own firm. He was named as a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Plaintiff, the definitive guide to America's leading plaintiff firms and attorneys, and he has been named as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Edward Wallace

Admitted: 1995, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.wexlerwallace.com/our-firm/our-professionals/edwa...

Honors/Awards:

  • National Moot Court Team, Rendig's National Product Liability Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Benchmark Plaintiffs' Local Litigation Star, 2011 - 2013
  • Semi-finalist, Annual Moot Court Competition, DePaul University College of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 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
  • 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

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

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

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)

Educational Background:

  • Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 1991
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Office Location for Edward A. Wallace

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603

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Last Updated: 9/27/2019

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