John A. Wallace

Of Counsel

John Wallace has practiced law in Atlanta for more than 50 years, 45 of which were with King & Spalding.  His notable career includes acting as Partner and team leader of the Trusts & Estates practice group at King & Spalding for over 40 years before becoming a co-founder of Wallace, Morrison & Casteel, subsequently Wallace & Morrison.  His practice includes trusts and estates, wealth transfer planning, probate and fiduciary litigation.

He has published numerous articles relating to tax and estate planning.

He has been recognized by his colleagues for a distinguished career of outstanding and dedicated service in the practice of law.

PHONE: 404-872-8155

FAX: 404-523-8323


Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1963


  • Princeton University
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1963

Professional Honors & Affiliations

  • 2011 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts & Estates by U.S. News Best Lawyers
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, 2014 Estate Planning Hall of Fame as an Accredited Estate Planner (Distinguished)
  • 2005 Verner F. Chaffin Career Service Award (Distinguished career of outstanding, dedicated service to the Fiduciary Law Section of State Bar of Georgia)
  • Atlanta’s “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine
  • American Bar Association, Past Chair of the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Past President
  • American Bar Foundation
  • International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
  • American College of Tax Counsel
  • American Law Institute
  • Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Past Chairman
  • Southern Pension Conference, Past President
  • Atlanta Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Emory University Law School, Adjunct Professor, Advanced Estate Planning

Community Involvement

  • Morehouse College Board of Trustees
  • Georgia Historical Society
  • The Westminster Schools, Emeritus Trustee
  • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra League, Board of Trustees
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Board of Trustees
  • Piedmont Healthcare, Inc., Board of Trustees
  • The Piedmont Clinic, Board of Trustees
  • Southern Catholic College, Board of Trustees
  • Georgia Eye Bank, Inc., Board of Trustees
  • The Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut, Board of Trustees
  • The Westover School, Middlebury, Connecticut, Board of Trustees