Kathryn Shaw Wallace

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law 50%
  • Criminal Defense 40%
  • Dependency 10%

Biography

Kathryn Shaw Wallace originally born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, has called Charlotte County home since 2007.
Mrs. Wallace graduated from Barry University, School of Law, in Orlando, Florida, earning her Juris Doctor Degree with honors, in 2007. Since that time, she has focused her practice exclusively in the areas of Criminal and Family Law.

Immediately prior to joining the Wallace Law Firm, Mrs. Wallace was a Staff Attorney for six (6) years serving the County and Circuit Court Judges of Charlotte County. As a staff attorney, Ms. Wallace conducted legal research and advised the Court regarding all areas of the law and all stages of a case including pre-trial motions and issues, trial, and post-conviction or post judgment matters. Ms. Wallace was responsible for drafting memoranda, opinions, orders and reports and advising judges after conducting legal research and reviewing briefs and case files.     

Ms. Wallace has also had the benefit of working for the State Attorney's Office of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, where she was responsible for 1000's of criminal cases, including misdemeanors and felony offenses. During her time at the State Attorney’s Office, Ms. Wallace focused on prosecution of economic crimes, DUI Manslaughter cases, and those cases involving the mentally ill.  Ms. Wallace was assigned to both the Drug Court and Mental Health Court dockets during her tenure at the State Attorney’s Office.  She has previously participated as a speaker in the training of law enforcement officers to help guide their interactions with the mentally ill as part of the Crisis Intervention Team.   

As a Rotarian, Ms. Wallace wholeheartedly believes that service to others is the most important demonstration of character. She currently serves as board member for the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies and a Campaign Cabinet member and Ambassador for the United Way of Charlotte County. She assists in the Teen Court and High School Mock Trial programs in Charlotte County. She is actively involved in the Charlotte Harbor Sunset Rotary Club and volunteers for the Boys and Girls Club of Charlotte County. 

Mrs. Wallace is married to her law partner and partner in life, Dennis Wallace. In her spare time, she enjoys attending sporting events, as an avid fan of the Clemson Tigers, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

  • Office of the State Attorney-20th Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 2007 to 2011
  • Law Office Dennis R. Wallace, Associate, 2011 to 2013
  • State of Florida - 20th Cir. Court Admin., Senior Staff Attorney, 2013 to 2019

Education

  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D. - 2007
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina
    • B.S. - 2003
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007

Classes & Seminars

  • Crisis Intervention Team Training, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, 2011 to 2012

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Teen Court, 2007 to 2012
  • Criminal Justice Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2009 to 2012

Professional Associations

  • Charlotte County Bar Association, Member, 2007 to Present
  • Florida Trial Court Atty Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • Calusa Inn of Court, Member, 2016 to 2019
  • Leadership Charlotte Class of 2019

Languages

  • English