William Wallace was born in Chapel Hill, NC, and grew up in Raleigh, NC, where he attended Ravenscroft School from kindergarten through high school. William then attended the University of North Carolina, which included a brief period of study in Seville, Spain. He obtained his law degree from the University of Richmond in 1998.
Following graduation from law school, William began practicing law at an insurance defense firm, handling personal injury, workers’ compensation, and construction defect cases. In this position, he gained extensive experience litigating cases in a variety of forums. After five years of defense work, William decided that he was better suited to work on behalf of individuals instead of insurance companies, and began handling personal injury and workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured people. He continued to handle workers’ compensation and personal injury matters, as well as other type of civil litigation on behalf of individuals and small businesses, until 2007. He then worked briefly as a contract attorney with a Fortune 500 company, using his Spanish-speaking skills to assist with review of various contracts. However, in 2008, William decided to return to personal injury work, with a focus on helping injured workers with their workers’ compensation claims. William joined the Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor in 2017, with a continued focus on workers’ compensation claims.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
William is a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law, as well as a certified mediator. He is active in a number of professional organizations including:
- North Carolina Advocates for Justice
North Carolina Bar Association
- 2016-2017 Chair, Workers’ Compensation Section
- American Association for Justice
Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)
- Board Member, 2016- present
William has also served as a part-time instructor at Central Piedmont Community College, teaching courses to paralegal students in Ethics, Investigations, Civil Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation.
William is married with three children. In his spare time, among other things, William enjoys reading, gardening, video games, playing various sports, and supporting his beloved Tar Heels.