Barbara Childs Wallace, Esq.
Barbara Childs Wallace holds an LL.M in Labor and Employment Law and has over thirty years experience in this area. She is a shareholder who joined Wise Carter Child & Caraway in 1983. In 2010, Ms. Wallace was elected as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Ms. Wallace has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor and Employment law for over ten years. She is also routinely listed as a Mid-South SUPER LAWYER in the area of Employment & Labor. Since 2003, Ms. Wallace has been listed as a Leading Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law by Chambers USA. One hundred percent of her practice is dedicated to representing and defending employers in labor and employment matters. She provides in-house training to management level employees on personnel law, along with moderating and speaking at numerous state and national seminars.
Since 1983, Ms. Wallace has been honored to serve in various capacities with the federal government, including as a member, and then Chair, of the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Reviewing Authority. Since 1999, Ms. Wallace has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance of the U.S. Congress, which both adjudicates and regulates labor and employment issues concerning congressional employees. She also served as Chairman of the Labor and Employment Section of the Mississippi Bar Association.
Ms. Wallace obtained her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in 1973, her JD from Loyola University of Chicago in 1977, and an LL.M in Labor Law with Highest Honors from The National Law Center of George Washington University in 1979. She served as an instructor at the National Law Center, a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1979 to 1980, and as Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the United States Department of Education from 1982 to 1983.