Attorney Information

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Biography

Mike Wallace was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1976 and is a partner in the Jackson office. His practice is concentrated in commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He also has wide experience in litigating constitutional claims and election disputes. Mike served as a law clerk for Justice Harry G. Walker, Supreme Court of Mississippi, from 1976-1977, and to Associate Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, from 1977-1978.

From 1980-1983 he served as counsel to Trent Lott, who was then the Republican Whip of the United States House of Representatives. In 1999, he served as Special Impeachment Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Lott for the impeachment trial of President Clinton. He is general counsel of the Mississippi Republican Party.

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Education

  • Harvard University, 1973, B.A.
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 1976, J.D.
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Work History

  • Appointed by President Reagan as Director of the Legal Services Corporation, 1984-90
  • Clerk for Hon. William Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, 1977-78
  • Clerk for Hon. Harry Walker, Supreme Court of Mississippi, 1976-77
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Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Mississippi State and Federal Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
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Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Charles L. Clark Chapter of the American Inns of Court
  • DRI Appellate Advocacy Committee, Former Chair
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Special Designations

  • Named in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020: Jackson, MS - Government Relations Practice "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017-2020:
    - Appellate Practice
    - Bet-the-Company Litigation
    - Commercial Litigation
    - Government Relations Practice
  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2018
  • Named in the Best Lawyers in America® 2017: Jackson, MS - Government Relations Practice "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Benchmark Litigation 2017: "Local Litigation Star" in Mississippi for Appellate and General Commercial
  • Ranked in Chambers USA 2016: Litigation
  • 2013 Corporate INTL Legal Award: Appellate Lawyer of the Year in Mississippi
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Featured Cases

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Ratings

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