Patricia Wallace’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, especially in federal courts, probate litigation, and appeals. In the context of both federal and state court practice, Ms. Wallace provides the Firm guidance on electronic discovery issues, case law, and technology. She enjoys helping clients maximize the use of technological advances to protect confidential information and reduce business disruption and litigation costs.
Ms. Wallace also serves as the Firm’s appellate counsel and has briefed and argued appeals throughout Florida. Just prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Wallace served as appellate counsel with a boutique health care litigation firm. While there, she guided the firm in developing its electronic discovery capabilities and provided extensive briefing in federal court.
Before serving as appellate counsel, Ms. Wallace served as an attorney with Hunton and Williams, LLP, at their Miami office, where she prosecuted First Amendment claims and defended clients against appropriation of likeness, defamation, and other privacy torts. She also represented clients in numerous commercial disputes in both federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. While at Hunton & Williams, Ms. Wallace served as chair of The Florida Bar’s Media Law Committee and won several awards for her pro bono service, including an award of merit from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Ms. Wallace is admitted to practice in the State of Florida; the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Ms. Wallace currently serves on the Professional Ethics Committee of The Florida Bar.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. with Honors in English
Oxford University, B.A. Hon., English Language & Literature
Cornell University, Ph.D., M.A., Medieval Studies
University of Miami, J.D. cum laude
“What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Electronic Technology,” 82 The Florida Bar Journal 22 (Oct. 2008)
“Stopping at the Gate: Your Court’s Jurisdictional Limitations,” 16 The Record 18 (Winter/Spring 2007).
Co-Author, “Brief Ban of Eva Joly’s Book Betrays Fundamental Principles that Protect Press Freedom,” 2004-1 Juriste International 41, 44-46 (2004).
Co-Author, Media Law Resource Center Survey of Florida Law Regarding Invasion of Privacy & Related Law (2003 & 2004).
Co-Author, “Protecting First Amendment Rights to Obtain & Disclose Medical Information After the Adoption of Regulations Implementing HIPAA,” (Media Law Resource Center, 2003).
Co-Author, “Who’s That Crack-Shot Trouser Thief?” 28 Litigation Magazine No. 4 at 49 (Summer 2002).
Comment, “Grave-Digging: The Misuse of History in Indian Land Claims,” 30 University of Miami Inter-American Law Review 489 (1999).
“The Evolution of Class Action Litigation” and “Surviving Electronic Discovery,” presented at the AIG Health Care Forum entitled From Provider Disputes to Class Action Lawsuits, New York (April 2007).
Panelist, The Florida Bar Annual Seminar on U.S. Supreme Court First Amendment Decisions, Florida (2003, 2004, & 2005).