Located in the heart of Charlotte, NC, the Law Office of Tamela T. Wallace, P.A. concentrates in all areas of Family Law and Personal Injury Law.

Tamela T. Wallace prides herself on the level of personal interest she takes in all her clients. Their physical and emotional well-being are her first priority. Her caring and aggressive approach to justice was developed through hundreds of cases since 1999.

Whether you need help with a Family Law issue or Personal Injury dispute, it’s important to have quality legal representation. A tireless work ethic coupled with keen understanding of the system, down to the smallest detail, results in the best possible conclusion again and again. That’s the commitment Tamela T. Wallace will make to you.

Call (704) 371-4212 for a consultation for Personal injury actions.
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Personal Injury

Personal Injury

  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Verhicle Accidents

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Family Law

Family Law

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Equitable Distribution

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Land Condemnation

Land Condemnation

  • Land Condemnation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Property Appraisal
  • Non-Condemned, but Affected Property

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About Us

Tamela T. Wallace is a highly experienced Family Law and Personal Injury Attorney.

She has been licensed and practicing in the state of North Carolina since 1994. She obtained her North Carolina bar license immediately after graduating from North Carolina Central University School of Law. While at North Carolina Central University, Attorney Wallace was determined to do well and therefore excelled academically. As a result, she received several American Jurisprudence awards for academic excellence.

After obtaining her North Carolina license, Attorney Wallace worked several years as an associate attorney with other firms. While working as an associate, Attorney Wallace observed what she believed to be a shortage of attorney’s who were willing to provide competent and aggressive legal services to clients at affordable rates. It was then that Attorney Wallace decided to dedicate her legal skills to obtain justice for those who would otherwise slip through the judicial system.

Therefore, in 1999 she established the Law Office of Tamela T. Wallace, P.A. to provide competent legal services to those who could not afford representation by larger firms in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. Since that time, her office has grown and Attorney Wallace has successfully provided aggressive and competent legal representation to hundreds of clients for the last ten years.

The staff at the Law Office of Tamela T. Wallace, P.A. believes that each client is important. Therefore, they strive to treat each client with civility and respect, while diligently addressing every issue presented.

Attorney Wallace believes relationships with her professional peers are important as well. Therefore, she is a member of the following legal organizations: NC Bar Association, American Bar Association, NC Association of Women Attorneys and the Mecklenburg County Bar Association.

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Memberships

North Carolina Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

North Carolina Association of Women AttorneysMecklenburg County Bar

Brian T. Lewis is an associate personal injury and criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Tamela T. Wallace, P.A.

He was licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina in 2011. He received his Juris Doctor at North Carolina Central University School of Law. Attorney Lewis is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Bachelor degree in communication studies.

Attorney Lewis joined the Law Office of Tamela T. Wallace, P.A. in 2013. In addition to personal injury and criminal defense, he also handles traffic cases. He strives to provide clients with quality legal representation and care.

Attorney Lewis is an active participant in the legal community and a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

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North Carolina Bar AssociationMecklenburg County Bar

Stephanie M. Ross is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (B.S. Political Science, with two minors in English and Philosophy, 2006) and The Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D. 2009).

During her time at Florida Coastal, she concentrated in the school's Family Law program and was extremely active in campus life, participating in Animal Law Society, Women’s Law Society, and becoming a legislator in the student governing body, Student Bar Association. Ms. Ross was admitted to the Florida Bar in September 2009, the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida in 2010, and the North Carolina Bar in 2012. She is currently an active attorney in her community and a member of the American Bar Association, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.

Ms. Ross’ practice is exclusively devoted to all aspects of family law and domestic relationships. She is a dedicated and compassionate attorney who has settled and litigated all facets of family law, including child custody and support issues, spousal support matters, division of property, (including marital businesses), domestic violence orders of protection, as well as modification and enforcement of family law orders and judgments.

Ms. Ross understands that each family is different and therefore has different legal, emotional, and ethical needs. She strives to recognize those specific issues for your family and use that knowledge to provide long-lasting resolutions.

Tamela T. Wallace
Memberships

American Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar

North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

Call (704) 371-4212 for a consultation for Personal injury actions.

Personal Injury Law

Personal Injury Law

If you or a loved one has suffered a Personal Injury, contact the Law Office of Tamela T. Wallace, P. A. at (704) 371-4212. The evaluation is confidential.

Personal Injury cases can cover a wide range, including car and truck accidents, slip and fall, nursing home neglect or abuse and any other scenario where someone is injured by the negligence or carelessness of another.

When you or someone close to you is injured or there is wrongful death, it is difficult to know where to turn and what to do. A competent, knowledgeable attorney can lend support in many ways. If the misfortune is the result of another’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation that would cover lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage and emotional distress — easing your burden at a difficult time.

Our firm is the right size to provide each of our clients with the personalized attention they need and deserve. Over the years, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Let us help you.

We can help you with:
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Verhicle Accidents

Call (704) 371-4212 for a consultation for Personal injury actions.

Family Law

Family Law

Your Charlotte Family Law Lawyer – Get The Personal Attention You Deserve.

The Law Office of Tamela T. Wallace, P. A provides strong representation when it’s needed most, and fosters a compassionate and positive environment to resolve family law disputes in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Divorce, separation, alimony, child custody and child support issues are stressful, and choosing an attorney who’s right for you is critical. Whether your case is highly contested and involves significant assets, or is uncontested, the Law Office of Tamela T. Wallace, P. A. can help you find the solution you are seeking. While these matters are often emotional and difficult, our professionals have the experience and judgment to achieve the most favorable solution in a timely manner.

Tamela can help you identify and accomplish your objectives, protect your rights and negotiate the best possible settlement for you and your family.

We can help you with:
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Divorce
  • Domestic violence
  • Equitable Distribution

Call (704) 371-4212 for a consultation from your Charlotte Family Law Attorney.

Land Condemnation

Land Condemnation

Get The Compensation You Deserve

Your home and land are probably your most valuable asset. You may have decades of hard work invested in them. So if the government takes them for a public project such as a road or school, you deserve to be fairly compensated—not just for the current value, but for what the property would be worth if it was put to its "best use."

How can you protect your rights and be sure you get the highest payment? Call the law office of Tamela T. Wallace. She has more than 15 years of experience defending the rights of people just like you who can’t afford those large, high-profile firms.

Put Tamela’s expertise, experience and commitment to work for you.

Attorney Tamela Wallace will be there to defend your rights every step of the way, from planning before the condemnation to negotiating a fair payment. If you cannot reach an agreement with the government, she’ll be by your side through mediation and, if necessary, a trial to determine your compensation.

Owning your own home and land is part of the American dream. To protect them and make sure you’re compensated for their full value, call the law office of Tamela T. Wallace. She’ll fight for your rights.

We can help you with:
  • Land Condemnation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Property Appraisal
  • Non-Condemned, but Affected Property

Call (704) 371-4212 for a consultation for Land Condemnation actions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Personal Injury
    • 01
      What is a counterclaim?

      A claim that the defendant in a suit has against the plaintiff from the same transaction.

       
    • 02
      What is discovery and what is its purpose?

      Discovery allows both parties to “discover” information in the case. The purpose is to narrow the basis of the complaint and to eliminate surprises to both parties.

    • 03
      What are interrogatories?

      Written questions by one party to the other, which are answered under oath.

    • 04
      What is a deposition?

      A formal interview under oath in the presence of a court reporter. The answers in a deposition are oral.

    • 05
      Will I end up at trial?

      Only about 25% of all Personal Injury cases end in a court; most will settle.

    • 06
      I was ordered to pay "costs;" what does that include?

      Usually it will include attorney, clerk, witness, and docket fees.

    • 07
      What is Civil Law?

      Principles that govern relationships between people, where no crime has been committed.

  • Vehicle Accident
    • 01
      What should I do if I'm involved in a car accident?

      Document the entire situation making daily notes of the effects of your injuries. Also report the accident to the DMV.

    • 02
      Why do I need no fault insurance?

      Almost 1/2 of all states legally require this insurance. It helps to eliminate liability claims in smaller accidents by exchanging direct payment by the injured's insurance company. It doesn't, however, cover auto damage so a claim should still be filed for this.

    • 03
      Is it true that if I rear end a car that I'm at fault?

      Almost always the answer is yes. The law says that you have to be able to stop safely if a car stops in front of you.

    • 04
      How long will it take to get money in my case?

      Getting to court for a vehicle accident can take 3-5 years in most cases.

    • 05
      I didn't go the doctor right away and now I have pain.

      You should always see a doctor after an accident even if you're not feeling pain right away. Be sure to document when you noticed the pain and when you went to the doctor.

    • 06
      Do I need an attorney?

      It is in your best interest to hire an attorney.

    • 07
      The other driver doesn't have car insurance; how am I supposed to collect money from him now?

      Often, a person's personal assets will come into play in a case such as this.

  • Land Disputes
    • 01
      What is eminent domain?

      Eminent domain is the government’s power to take private property for a public use, subject to the payment of just compensation.

    • 02
      What is land condemnation?

      Land condemnation is when a government entity take private real property for public use. Property owners can defend themselves, or they can have an attorney represent them.

    • 03
      What should I do before my property is taken?

      You need to act before the process begins. In general, it is wise to seek the advice of an attorney experienced in property law and eminent domain issues.

    • 04
      Can I prevent the government from taking my property?

      As a general rule, the government can take your property for a "public use" if the proper studies and procedures are followed.

    • 05
      How will my property be valued?

      If your entire property is taken, the measure of compensation is the fair market value. If only part of your property is taken, different formulas apply depending on which organization is taking the property.

    • 06
      How will my property be valued?

      The appraiser must value your property at its highest and best use, which is not necessarily its present use. If only part of your property is being taken, it is important to carefully review the impact the taking will have on your remaining property.

    • 07
      Do I have to accept the government's first offer?

      No. It is important to understand the basis of the offer and the full impact of the taking on your remaining property before settling your case.

Call (704) 371-4212 for a consultation for Personal injury actions.

Contact Us

Tamela Wallace Law Office

(704) 371-4212

301 South McDowell Street
Suite #803
Charlotte, NC 28204