Douglas Wallace

Doug Wallace is a shareholder at Brannock Humphries & Berman.  Before joining the firm in 2017, Doug served for 14 years as an appellate judge on Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal.  During his time on the bench, Doug was a frequent lecturer on a variety of topics related to appellate practice.

Doug grew up in Bradenton, Florida.  He left Florida to attend college at Princeton University and law school at Yale Law School.  He returned to Bradenton soon after that, where he worked as solo practitioner handling appellate, bankruptcy, civil litigation, and probate matters.  Doug also worked part-time in the appellate divisions of the Twelfth and Tenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Offices, and he frequently served as a civil circuit mediator.  Since coming back to private practice, Doug has notched several high-profile appellate wins at Brannock Humphries & Berman.  He also has a mediation and arbitration practice.  He is a commercial arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and a public arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

 

Doug, a cinephile, spends his free time watching movies.  He is especially fond of film noir titles.  Doug also reads widely, and he collects old postcards of Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

Education

  • Princeton University, B.A., with high honors
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Yale Law School, J.D.
Certifications and Bar Admissions
  • Commercial Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Public Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Certified Appellate Mediator
  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • All Florida Courts
Honors and Distinctions
  • The Florida Bar Journal Excellence in Writing Award, Concurring or Dissenting Opinion Category
Professional Associations
  • Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Second District Court of Appeal Historical Society
  • Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (Former Committee Member)
Lectures
  • “En Banc Proceedings in Florida’s District Courts of Appeal,” The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section Monthly Webinar CLE (July 17, 2018)
Publications

Oral Argument Links

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Contact Douglas Wallace


dwallace@bhappeals.com
813-223-4300