Lee T. Wallace

Mediator/Arbitrator

Phone

Main:

678-222-0248


Fax:

404-252-3376


Fees
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    Administrative Fee
    $150.00 per party/per day

    Mediation / Arbitration Hourly Fees
    2 Party Case: $250.00 Per Party Per Hour
    3 Party Case: $225.00 Per Party Per Hour
    4 Party Case: $200.00 Per Party Per Hour
    MINIMUM TIME: A 2-Hour Minimum will be charged in All Cases.

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Lee T. Wallace graduated first in her class at Vanderbilt University and with honors from Harvard Law School. She then clerked on the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been in trial practice for 30 years, and has handled legal matters in 20 states.In polling of 24,000 Georgia lawyers, Lee Wallace was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia. She has been named a “Georgia SuperLawyer” every year since the poll began, and has repeatedly been named one of the top 50 female lawyers and one of the top 10 product liability lawyers in Georgia. Lee also has been asked to serve on the Blue Ribbon panel that evaluates lawyers for the SuperLawyer award. Georgia Trend magazine has named Lee Wallace one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite.” She is also AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated¹ by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards given by one’s peers.

Lee Wallace trained at Harvard Law School’s prestigious Negotiation Workshop as well as in Harvard’s Mediation course. In law school, she became convinced that mediation was a better way to resolve cases, and she organized a symposium on alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) and completed her third-year independent work on the topic of ADR. The paper she wrote was published in a prestigious legal journal. Lee is a registered neutral with the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution.

A registered mediator, Lee helps people resolve high-dollar, hard-fought cases, without having to go to trial. In her practice, Lee has handled cases involving such matters as whistleblower/qui tam/false claims act claims, product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury, auto products, contracts, mass tort, class action, and auto and tractor-trailer wrecks.

Lee is a past President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers, as well as a past chair of the product liability section of the Georgia Bar.

Areas of Expertise

Injuries + Accidents
Business + Commercial
Employment + Labor
Environmental
Professional Malpractice
Insurance + Coverage
Intellectual Property
Civil Rights / Section 1985
Healthcare

Credentials

ADR Training
Education
  • cum laude, 1987
  • Research Assistant for Professor Laurence Tribe
  • An editor of the Harvard Law School Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Founder and Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Symposium
  • Class Representative for the Class of 1987
  • Vanderbilt University, BA in English, Minors in Economics & Mathematics
    • summa cum laude and 1st in class, 1984
    • Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Scholar
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Senator in Student Government Association and Speaker of the Student Senate
    • Member of Debate Team, Winner of the Houston Oratory Contest, First Place individual speaker at SIU Regional Debate Tournament, Awarded the Founder’s Medal in Oratory
Bar Admissions
Employment
Professional Affiliations
Community Service
Articles & Publications

Other Professional Accomplishments

Lee Wallace has published a number of articles on topics ranging from the First Amendment to plaintiffs’ personal injury.

Book:

  • Malone on Medical Negligence: Case Evaluation and Review Manual
    Lee Wallace, Editor
    A treatise published by PESI Law Publications (2004)

Best Articles of the Year:

  • An article Lee Wallace wrote for The Brief, the magazine put out by the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Section, was selected to be one of the ABA’s 13 “Best Articles of the Year” by the Sole Practitioner/Small Firm section.

Legal Articles:

  • Something New Under Georgia’s Sun: The Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act
    Georgia Bar Journal (Dec. 2012)
    A publication of the Georgia Bar Association
  • Right and Wronged: Finding Justice for a Whistleblower
    Verdict Magazine (Fall 2012)
    A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Ethical Considerations
    To Whom Does the Lawyer Owe His Duty?
  • Intervening Causes
    Developments in the Evidentiary Rules Applicable to Product Liability Claims
  • Other Similar Incidents
    Developments in the Evidentiary Rules Applicable to Product Liability Claims
  • Taking Charge of Your Career
    Becoming a Leader in Your Organization and Community
  • Mentoring for Women Lawyers
    The Impossible Dream?
  • Offers of Settlement
    Under New O.C.G.A. § 9-11-68
  • Blowing the Whistle on Fraud: An Introduction to Qui Tam Suits and the False Claims Act
    Verdict Magazine (2009)
    A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Georgia After O.C.G.A. § 24-9-67.1 “Adopted” Daubert 
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Apr. 2009)
  • An Introduction To The Most Neglected Statute In America: The False Claims Act
    Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Spring 2009)
  • Why Partnership is Killing the Legal Profession
    President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (April 2008)
  • The Pink Ghetto
    President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (Feb. 2008)
  • Judges Deserve Better
    Co-author Randy Evans
    GAWL Newsletter (Jan. 2008)
  • A Call to Sanity 
    President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (Jan. 2008)
  • The Right to Practice Law
    President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (Oct. 2007)
  • Super Mom, Super Lawyer
    President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (Sept. 2007)
  • So Why Can’t I Market:  How Women Lawyers Can Win the Marketing Game
    President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (July 2007)
  • Whatever Happened to Women in the Law
    President’s Column, GAWL Newsletter (June 2007)
  • Bad Bug Law: Bacterial Contaminations
    Verdict (2006)
    A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Spoliation of Evidence 
    Georgia Bar Journal (Apr. 2003)
    A publication of the Georgia Bar
  • Right Under Your Nose: Spotting Product Liability Suits Hidden within Your Road Wreck Case Files
    The Best Articles Published by the ABA (Sept. 2000)
    A publication of the American Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Right Under Your Nose: How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried within Your Road Wreck Case Files 
    The Brief (Spring 2000)
    A publication of the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • How to Recognize the Top 10 Auto Product Defects 
    The Practical Litigator (Mar. 2000)
  • Right Under Your Nose – How to Tell if a Product Liability Suit is Buried Within Your Road Wreck Case Files 
    ATLA Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Newsletter (Spring 1999)
  • An Update on Design Defect Law in Georgia and Current Trends in the Post-Banks Era 
    Verdict (Summer 1999)
    Co-author Josh Sacks
    A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Verdict Interview: A Bit of History 
    Verdict (Spring 1996)
    A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Verdict Interview with Chief Justice Benham 
    Verdict (Winter 1995)
    A publication of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Clergy Arbitrator Liability 
    The Catholic Lawyer (1989)
    A publication of the St. John’s Law Review

Testimonials

  • “Lee brings to her mediations a wealth of experience from which all parties can draw. Her impressive ability to marry the case facts to negotiation strategy aided in the just resolution of our case.”

    N. Campbell
  • “I have known Lee for many years, but had never used her as a mediator until recently. Not surprisingly, she was prepared, having read all the documentation I had forwarded her pre-mediation, and she did an outstanding job in getting a difficult case settled. I look forward to using BAY Mediation and Lee in the future.”

    M. Smith
  • “Lee Wallace helped us resolve a case that I did not believe could be resolved. As an initial challenge we had multiple parties, several of whom had to join by remote video conference. The details of the case were also challenging [and] there were widely disparate views regarding the case. Lee was resolute, objective, and prepared. While her 30 years of trial experience and breadth of knowledge on a variety of legal issues were invaluable, her kind and logical demeanor got this case resolved. I must confess at one point I was ready to storm off myself in frustration at the other party, but Lee encouraged me to stick with it and keep working. I’m so glad she did!”

    A. Long
  • “Lee’s calm reasoning and creative solutions helped us to resolve a challenging case when one side was willing to walk away and the other side would not budge on their number. She worked hard to find a compromise hen none seemed possible.”

    B. Strothers
  • “It was a pleasure working with Lee T. Wallace during the mediation process. She pushed both sides to continue to fight through the process and not give up. And because of her vigorous determination I was able to settle my client’s claim to their satisfaction.”

    S. Carson
  • “Lee did an effective and efficient job getting this case to a successful resolution. She takes a low key approach to make sure each side does not feel undue pressure to increase their offer or decrease their demand. I will definitely use Lee for future mediations.”

    J. Brown