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Philip J. Wallace

Mr. Wallace attended Florida State University where he graduated in 1992 with degrees in both international affairs and French. While completing his degrees, Mr. Wallace was a recipient of the Winthrop-King Scholarship for foreign language studies. After graduating from Florida State, Mr. Wallace attended Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. There, he excelled in the mediation program at the law school, eventually garnering an award as "Best Overall Oralist" in the Judge Frank G. Evans National Mediation Competition, as well as participating on the school 's moot court team. After graduating cum laude in 1997, Mr. Wallace served as a judicial law clerk/staff attorney for the Honorable Nadine M. Ramsey at the Civil District Court.

Thereafter, Mr. Wallace initially was affiliated with the law firm of Moseley & Associates, P.L.C., where he provided legal counseling and representation to clients in a multi-faceted civil litigation practice, primarily in the areas of asbestos litigation, personal injury and domestic actions. Mr. Wallace returned to Florida in 2001, where he joined Grower Ketcham as an associate. He achieved Partner status in 2008.

Mr. Wallace is recognized for his practice in long-term care litigation. However, his resume includes significant work in general healthcare law, medical negligence defense and representation of governmental clients. He has represented doctors, nurses, hospitals and various governmental employees in administrative matters as well as litigation matters. Mr. Wallace has handled cases in Orange, Brevard, Polk, Lake, Seminole, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Osceola counties. He is a very persuasive advocate for his clients, with a reputation for succinctly explaining elements of the case, blending the facts with applicable law and offering common-sense resolutions. Mr. Wallace 's approach has been very successful with the judiciary.

Despite a very demanding professional life, Mr. Wallace has always found time for community involvement. As an example, despite his double major during undergraduate school in 1992, Mr. Wallace was nominated as a Tallahassee "Volunteer of the Year" for his pro bono work with the underprivileged. He continues to participate in charity races and other civic organizations, to give back to the community in which he lives. He is also an avid sports enthusiast: running marathons, skiing, bicycling and watching all types of sports fills his free time -- especially when his alma mater, the Seminoles of Florida State, are on the field or court.

Education
Florida State University, B.A., 1992
Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1997

Core Practice Areas
Antitrust litigation
Civil rights violations
Correctional facility claims
General insurance defense
Hospital bylaws
Health law
Hospital credentialing
Hospital law
Hospital risk management
Medical malpractice defense
Nursing home defense
State medical licensure

Legal Experience
1998-99     Judicial Law Clerk   Civil District Court for Orleans Parish   New Orleans, Louisiana
1999-2001   Associate   Moseley & Associates, P.L.C.   New Orleans, Louisiana
2001-present   Partner   Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A.   Maitland, Florida

Notable Cases
Dignam v. Hall, 761 So. 2d 648 (La.App. 4th Cir. 2000)

Admissions, Membership and Affiliations
The Florida Bar
Louisiana Bar
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Orange County Bar Association
Florida Hospital Association

Email: pjwallace@growerketcham.com