R. Bruce Wallace: Lawyer with Nexsen Pruet, LLC

R. Bruce Wallace

Charleston,  SC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Collections
  • Foreclosure
  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business Disputes
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Professional Liability
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Insurance
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

Civic & Professional Memberships

•Defense Research Institute
•South Carolina Bar


Bruce Wallace practices in the business and consumer litigation group. Representing banks, insurers, and corporate clients in litigation gives Bruce a healthy perspective about today's complex business world. He employs that perspective to help his clients' solve their problems.

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

Bruce actively participates in the Defense Research Institute, where he currently serves and has served in several capacities. He is the current Annual Meeting chair, as well as the vice chair of the Lawyer Malpractice SLG of the Professional Liability Committee. In the past, Bruce served as chair of the D&O and E&O SLG of the Commercial Litigation Committee.

Bruce also serves as a delegate to the South Carolina Bar's House of Delegates and sits on the Bar's Nominating Committee.


•Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation since 2015
•Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers for Business Litigation (2008-2009)

Speaking & Writing

Related News
Three Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Elected to S.C. Bar House of Delegates
March 24, 2014

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Serving the Master: Challenging the Authority Power or Jurisdiction of the Master-in-Equity
January 8, 2015


Bruce is a frequent author and speaker. He is the author or co-author of several CLE publications and speaks at CLE seminars.
•Author, Serving the Master: Challenging the Authority Power or Jurisdiction of the Master-in-Equity, South Carolina Lawyer (Jan. 2015)
•Bruce has served as both an editor and an authorforthreeDRIcompendia of state law:
•Author, South Carolina chapter on the Collateral Source Rule and the Compendium for Professional Liability Insurance, DRI (2012)
•Regional Editor, Unfair Trade Practices Compendium, DRI (2005)
•Co-author, Strategies to Obtain Early Settlement of General Aviation Claims, Skywritings, DRI (2014)
•Author, With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Getting out of Default is Never Easy, South Carolina Lawyer, November 2013
•Co-author, Using Non-Reliance Clauses in Defense of Fraud Claims, The Business Suit, DRI (2006)

Outside Nexsen Pruet

Bruce is actively engaged in his church, serving on the vestry and working in its men's ministry. He volunteers at soup kitchens. When his boys were younger, Bruce participated in the leadership of his sons' local Cub Scouts pack.

Reported CasesNotable: Bruce recently settled a personal injury case arising out of a general aviation aircraft accident. Bruce's client, an FAA-licensed aircraft repair facility, was sued by the widow of a man killed on the beach where a pilot made an emergency landing. After 3 years of contentious litigation, Bruce settled the claim for less than defense costs.; 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.; 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.

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R. Bruce Wallace

205 King Street, Suite 400
CharlestonSC 29401


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