Barbara Childs Wallace
Barbara Childs Wallace
Jackson Office
Phone: 601.968.5522
Fax: 601.968.5519
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Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1973, B.A.
Schiller College, Heidelberg, Germany, 1971-1972
Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law, 1977, J.D.
The National Law Center, George Washington University, 1979, LL.M (with highest honors)
Notre Dame Law School, 1975
Work History
Law Clerk to Honorable George E. MacKinnon, 1979-1980
Law Clerk to Honorable Roger Robb and Honorable George E. MacKinnon, 1979
Office of Compliance Board of Directors, United States Congress, 1999-current
Civil Rights Reviewing Authority, U. S. Department of Education,1983-1996
Office of the General Counsel, U. S. Department of Education, 1982-1983
Kirkland & Ellis, Associate, 1980-1982
All State & Federal Courts in Mississippi
The Supreme Court of the United States
Professional Organizations and Special Designations
Fellow inducted into College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 – Employment Law: Management; Litigation: Labor & Employment
Named The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Jackson, MS Litigation: Labor & Employment "Lawyer of the Year"
Ranked in Chambers USA 2016 - Labor & Employment
2013 Corporate INTL Legal Awards - Labor Lawyer of the Year in MS
Mississippi Bar Association
Charles L. Clark Chapter of the American Inns of Court
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 – Employment Law - Management; Litigation - Labor & Employment
Civic and Charitable Interests
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Salt & Light Ministry, Honduras
Publications and Seminars
The University of Mississippi, Mississippi Employment Law Practice Handbook,1999 and 2002 (wrote chapter on the Equal Pay Act)
Wallace, Employment Practices Dos & Don’ts Under the ADA, 30 Miss. Lawyer 10 (1993)
Hetherington, Wallace, Recent Developments in Sexual Harassment Law, 13 Miss. C. L. Rev. 37 (1993)
Wallace, Employment Law and AIDS - A Dilemma Without a Good Solution, 115 CURRENT ISSUES IN EMPLOYMENT LAW, 43rd ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI LAW INSTITUTE (1988)
Irving, Taylor, Wallace, General “Empirical” Studies: Not a Substitute for Proof in Individual NLRB Proceedings, 1981 Ill. L. Rev. 99 (1981)
Note, The Constitutionality of Phased Growth Zoning Ordinances, 8 Urb. Law. 512 (1976)
Note, Motion to Suppress, Use of Improperly Obtained Statements, 7 Loy. Chi. L.J., Illinois Criminal Procedure Symposium 1001 (1976)
ABOUT Barbara Childs Wallace

Barbara Childs Wallace holds an LL.M in Labor and Employment Law and has over thirty-seven years experience in this area, with over thirty four of those years practicing in Mississippi. She 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 many 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. 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 also 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. In 2017, the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate appointed Ms. Wallace as Chair of this Board.  She has 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. Ms. Wallace is admitted to practice in all State and Federal courts in Mississippi and is admitted before the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association.