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John E. Wallace, Jr.

Hon. John E. Wallace, Jr.


John E. Wallace, Jr., Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, is Counsel to the Brown & Connery Law firm. He concentrates his practice in mediation, arbitration and complex litigation.

Justice Wallace’s career as a jurist spanned over twenty-five years. Appointed to the Superior Court of Jersey in 1984, he was elevated to the Appellate Division in 1992 and nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court in 2003. While in the Superior Court, Justice Wallace served in the Criminal and Civil Divisions, as well as the Family Part. He has served on the New Jersey Supreme Court Task Force for Minority Concerns, the New Jersey Ethics Commission, the Judiciary Advisory Committee on Americans with Disabilities Act, the Supreme Court Special Committee on Matrimonial Litigation, the Appellate Division Rules Committee and he was the Chair of the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Admissions, Chair of the Advisory Board for the Assistance Fund for New Jersey Court Families (Fund Advisory Board), and Vice Chair of the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on the Uniform Bar Examination. Justice Wallace has received numerous honors from respected civic and legal organizations.

Justice Wallace is a member of the Board of Legal Services of New Jersey, the Board of Jefferson Health, and a member of the National Advisory Board to William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.

He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Harvard Law School.

A college athlete, Justice Wallace is a member of the University of Delaware Wall of Fame and past member of its Board of Trustees. Justice Wallace continues to enjoy coaching Babe Ruth baseball, high school football, and baseball. He is a member of several Sports Hall of Fame.

Justice Wallace served in the United States Army from 1968-1970 earning the rank of Captain.