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Hon. Sean D. Wallace

Prince George's Couty Circuit Court

Upper Marlboro, MD, USA


Sean D. Wallace is a Judge of the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland. He was appointed to the Court in 2002 and then won election to a fifteen-year term.  For most of his time on the bench, Judge Wallace has presided over complex civil litigation, including business and commercial disputes. He has also been designated to sit on the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Judge Wallace is a founding member of the American College of Business Court Judges (ACBCJ) and is currently President-Elect of that organization. He also served as a Business Court Representative to the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association from 2010-2012. He also has served as Vice-Chairman of the Business and Commercial Courts Committee of the National Conference of State Trial Judges.

 Judge Wallace was elected as an Inaugural Fellow of the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR) in 2006. He serves on the Judicial Advisory Board for the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University Law School for the past two years. He has lectured frequently on various legal topics, including to the Judicial Institute of Maryland, the ACBCJ, and Georgetown University Center CLE programs. Judge Wallace was on the adjunct faculty of the National College of District Attorneys, lecturing regularly across the country from 2002-2006.

 Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Wallace was County Attorney and represented the County before federal and state trial and appellate courts. He was also in private practice for a number of years.

 He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1985 and his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1982. In 2001, he was resident in the Harvard University program for Senior Executives in state and local government.

 Judge Wallace is admitted to practice in the courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as many federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. He served on the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association from 2003-2005, and was President of the Prince George's County Bar Association the prior year. He served 16 years on the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee before ascending to the bench. Judge Wallace also has been active in the Digges Inn of Court (1986-1988) and the Southern Maryland Inn of Court (2011-present.)

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