Judge Douglas A. Wallace

Judge D. Wallace

Judge Wallace attended Manatee County schools and graduated from Manatee High School in 1965. He received his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University in 1969.  

He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from the Yale Law School in 1972.

Judge Wallace was admitted to practice in Florida in 1972. He practiced in Bradenton with his father, James M. Wallace, from 1972 to 1974. Thereafter, he practiced as a sole practitioner in Bradenton until his appointment to the bench. He also worked part-time in the appellate divisions of the Twelfth and Tenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Offices from 1975 to 1978. His areas of practice included appellate practice, bankruptcy, civil litigation, probate, guardianship, and mediation.

Governor Jeb Bush appointed him to the Second District Court of Appeal, and he began his service on the court on June 9, 2003.

Judge Wallace was a member of the Manatee County Bar Association and twice served as its secretary. He also served two terms on the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.

Judge Wallace was born in Miami, Florida, in 1947. He married in 1969 and has two children. His hobbies and interests include reading, collecting old postcards of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, and spending time with family and friends.