Pat Wallace is a partner in Milberg’s Raleigh office, where he concentrates his nationwide practice on fighting for individuals in complex and consumer class action litigation. Mr. Wallace has extensive experience in all aspects of complex litigation, from case origination through settlement and appeals.
Mr. Wallace’s practice highlights include obtaining class certification in an unlawful debt collection case which was later affirmed in a precedent-setting opinion at the North Carolina Supreme Court, overturning a district court’s ruling on a motion to dismiss regarding a retroactive law before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and serving as trial counsel in a qui tam case regarding a defective product. Mr. Wallace’s cases have resulted in recoveries totaling over $100 million.
Mr. Wallace is regularly named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in North Carolina. In 2021, Mr. Wallace was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice NEXT Leadership, a program designed to identify and engage the next generation of legal leaders in North Carolina.
Mr. Wallace received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Wallace briefed and argued a case before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and contributed to the merits briefing and oral argument preparation of a case before the United States Supreme Court. Upon graduation, Mr. Wallace served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Catharine R. Aron, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. In addition to serving as the Vice Chair of NCAJ’s New Lawyer Division, Mr. Wallace also serves in his local church.