Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1978, J.D.
Emory University, 1975, B.A.
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS
U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Sixth, Eleventh Circuits
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation
Defense Research Institute (Product Liability, Trucking and Coverage)
Trucking Insurance Defense Association (TIDA)
American Bar Association (Insurance Coverage, Trucking and Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Sections)
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance ('CLM')
AWARDS & HONORS
AV Preeminent-rated for over 25 years, with a special AV-rating in Mass Torts
Louisiana Super Lawyer, Personal Injury Defense and Products Liability Defense
Liaison Counsel, Asbestos Drilling Mud cases, 4th JDC, State of Louisiana
Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)
For over 35 years, Frilot partner Ed Wallace has devoted his practice to defense of corporate and insurance clients in personal injury and commercial litigation. Mr. Wallace specializes in the defense of class actions, wrongful death, and personal injury suits, including cases involving asbestos exposure and trucking litigation. He has extensive experience dealing with insurance coverage disputes, including complex cases that occurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina with claims ranging from $7 million to $50 million, and bad faith litigation. Mr. Wallace has also handled environmental disputes, handling claims on behalf of refineries seeking to recover cleanup costs and other expenses resulting from a release of chemicals.
Mr. Wallace has been an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at Tulane University School of Law since 1991. His publications include a chapter entitled Opinion & Expert Testimony, Louisiana Civil Trial Procedure (West 1997); Whatever Happened to Tort Reform: Recent Developments in Louisiana Product Liability Law, 39 Louisiana Bar Journal 375 (1991); Louisiana Tort Reform: Are Happy Days Here Yet for Defendants in Louisiana? 46 Louisiana Bar Journal 396 (1999); Spoliation of Evidence: A Compendium of State and Federal Law, Defense Research Institute, Chapter Author: Louisiana (2006); Hurricane: Business Interruption, University of Texas-Austin (December 7, 2006);Kicking the Habit; Strategies to Challenge a Claimant's Painkiller Damages, DRI, In Transit, Vol. 16, Issue 1 (2012);Recent Developments in Toxic Tort and Products Liability in Louisiana, Tulane University School of Law (2011-2013); A Defendant's 'Bag of Tricks' in a Toxic Tort Case: Practice Pointers on Procedural Maneuvers and Strategies to Attack and Limit a Plaintiff's Recovery, CLM (2013); Aggregate Products Litigation in the US: Whirlpool v Glazer and Developments in Class actions and MDLs in Products and Consumer Fraud Matters, Who's Who Legal (2014), Trucking Litigation in Louisiana, NBI (2016); Defendants Beware: Daimler Has Not Eliminated the Use of General Jurisdiction by Plaintiffs to Litigate Mass Torts in Out-of-State Destination Venues, CLM (2016).
Mr. Wallace has been an active lecturer for professional and industry groups including seminars such as Trucking in Louisiana, Product Liability Update, Toxic Tort Law in Louisiana, Insurance Law: Third Party Coverage in Louisiana, Bad Faith Litigation, Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics in Louisiana, Finding, Preparing and Using Your Expert in Federal Court, and Insurance Coverage Post-Katrina.