John A. Wallace

John A. Wallace


Practice Areas

  • Complex Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Charitable Planning
  • Planning for non-U.S. citizens and residents
  • Tax

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
    • Past President, 1987-1988
    • Board of Regents, Regent Emeritus
    • Member of Business Planning Committee
    • Member of International Estate Planning Committee
  • Fellow of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
    • Past Member of the Executive Council
  • Fellow American College of Tax Counsel
  • Member of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association
    • Past President
    • Member of American Bar Foundation
  • Member of American Law Institute
  • Member of the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
  • Member of New York Tax Institute
  • Member of the Southern Federal Tax Institute
  • Member of University of California Estate Planning Institute
  • Member of State Bar of Georgia
    • Past Chair of Fiduciary Law Section


  • Elected by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils to its Estate Planning Hall of Fame as an Accredited Estate Planner (Distinguished), 2015
  • Awarded the Verner F. Chaffin Career Service Award in recognition of a distinguished career of outstanding, unselfish and dedicated service to the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, its members and the citizens of Georgia, 2005
  • U.S. Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law, 2013
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates, 2011
  • Selected to Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite
  • Selected as a Law & Politics Magazine’s Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Named in Best Lawyers in America Guide, Trusts&Estates
  • AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*


  • Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor, 1963
  • Princeton University

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Trustee of Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Curator, The Georgia Historical Society, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Emeritus Trustee of The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.