Bruce Wallace: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

Bruce Wallace

Charleston,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor' Rights
  • Business Disputes
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
University University of Virginia, B.A., 1993
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1996
Admitted1996, South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Bruce Wallace practices in the business and consumer litigation group.

Mr. Wallace represents a variety of banking and financial institutions in real estate litigation, commerical litigation, and mortgage foreclosures. He also represents insurers and corporate clients in bad faith and coverage issues, business litigation (including disputes involving partnerships, limited liability companies, and closely held companies), and probate litigation matters (including trusts and estates).

He actively participates in the Defense Research Institute, where he currently serves and has served in several capacities. He is past chair of the D&O and E&O Specialized Litigation Group of the Commercial Litigation Committee, and is a frequent writer on litigation issues. In 2005, Mr. Wallace served as a Regional Editor for the 50-State Compendium on Unfair Trade Practices published by the Defense Research Institute. He also serves as a delegate to the South Carolina Bar's House of Delegates.

Mr. Wallace is a native of Charleston, where he lives with his wife and four children. He serves as a member of the Vestry of St. Andrews Church, a member of the Exchange Club of Charleston, and was a volunteer with the Cub Scouts.

Published Works

· Regional Editor, Unfair Trade Practices: A Compendium of State Law, Defense Research Institute, 2005.

· State Author, The Collateral Source Rule: A Compendium of State Law, Defense Research Institute, July 2012.

Career Highlights

· Law Clerk to the Hon. C. Weston Houck, Chief U.S. District Judge, District of South Carolina, 1996-1998

· Defense Research Institute - Chair of E&O and D&O Subcommittee of the Commercial Litigation Committee, Regional Editor for the 50-State Compendium on Unfair Trade Practices

· South Carolina Bar - House of Delegates - Delegate

· SC Chapter of the Federal Bar Association - Board of Directors

Reported Decisions

RIM Associates v. Blackwell, 359 S.C. 170, 597 S.E.2d 152 S.C.App.2004. "John Blackwell appeals the trial court's order directing him to make contributions to a debt paid to him by a partnership of which he was a partner. We reverse." Read more from the SC Court of Appeals.

Regions Bank v. Owens.Op. No. 5113 (SC.Ct.App. filed April 10, 2013)(Shearouse Adv.Sh. No. 16 at 48). "In this appeal from a mortgage foreclosure action, William Owens argues the master-in-equity erred in denying his motion to set aside entry of default. Owens contends the master erred in finding he failed to demonstrate good cause for failing to answer Regions Bank's (the Bank) summons and complaint as required by Rule 55(c), SCRCP." Read more from the SC Court of Appeals.


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Nexsen Pruet Relocates Charleston Office To Victoria Center
Nexsen Pruet, LLC has relocated its Charleston office to Victoria Center, a 72,000-square-foot Class-A building located in the heart of downtown.

Bruce Wallace Elected To Serve On House of Delegates of S.C. Bar
Bruce Wallace, an attorney in Nexsen Pruet's Charleston office, has been elected to the House of Delegates of the South Carolina Bar.


Farm Service Agency Guaranteed Loans: Simple Steps to Improve Performance
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The Carolinas Insurance Litigation Review
This issue of the Carolinas Insurance Litigation Review includes:

"Challenging Policyholder Claims for Bad Faith and Punitive Damages" for North Carolina

"Combating Policyholder Bad Faith and Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Claims" for South Carolina

Using Non-Reliance Clauses in Defense of Fraud Claims
Bruce Wallace of the firm's Charleston office and Christie Matthews of the firm's Charlotte office co-wrote "Using Non-Reliance Clauses in Defense of Fraud Claims" for "The Business Suit," the email newsletter from the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Defense Research Institute.


Construction Law Breakfast Briefing - Advanced Lien & Bond Law: What You Need to Know When it Matters

Civic & Professional Memberships

· Defense Research Institute

· South Carolina Bar


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Office Information

Bruce Wallace

205 King Street, Suite 400
CharlestonSC 29401


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