Partner

Casey T. Wallace

Casey Wallace draws on more than 20 years of a public and private litigation practice to provide clients with extensive trial experience and a unique perspective on the interplay between private industry and government.

Mr. Wallace has used this perspective in high-profile and complex matters. For example, he has handled a month-long jury trial on a complex construction defect case involving NRG Stadium, Houston’s football stadium; a multi-billion dollar suit brought in Brownsville, Texas that was the largest fraudulent transfer case in U.S. history; representation of a former United States Attorney and former Assistant United States Attorney in a complex terror-related arms case before the Fifth Circuit; First Amendment litigation in the federal and state courts of Texas and Nevada; and numerous complex class action matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act and employment related litigation.

In addition, Mr. Wallace has served as general counsel to public and private entities engaged in public works. He served as General Counsel to the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, represented the City of Houston in a complex civil rights case involving the death of a self-proclaimed CIA agent, been lead counsel in countless eminent domain matters adverse to the State of Texas and local governmental entities that have taken privately held land, and has provided general counsel and litigation services to major transportation entities building commuter rail and toll-ways throughout the State of Texas.

Before joining Feldman and Feldman, Mr. Wallace practiced for more than two decades, starting at the Harris County Attorney’s Office where he personally handled several hundred cases before the state and Federal courts, then as a Partner at the law firm of Haynes and Boone and most recently as a Partner at Johnson, Trent & Taylor. In public and private practice, Mr. Wallace has successfully and skillfully represented his clients in high-profile matters, including 1) a wrongful death case stemming from alleged abuse in the County jail, 2) a suit that sought to enjoin Harris County, the state and the federal government from reconstructing the Katy Freeway corridor, and 3) an administrative hearing before the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission in which the TNRCC eliminated the 55 mph speed limit rule for the Houston-Galveston Area State Implementation Plan.

Mr. Wallace also has a commitment to public service and served as Chairman of the Harris County Housing Authority. During his tenure, the Housing Authority opened two housing developments and served more than 20,000 families who lost their homes in weather-related disasters. Mr. Wallace was honored by being named recipient of the 2011 Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award given by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for his service as chairman of the Harris County Housing Authority. NAHRO is the leading community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and its members include 3,175 housing authorities and more than 16,000 individual commissioners. Mr. Wallace is only the 15th commissioner to have ever been honored with this award, which recognizes a public housing commissioner who demonstrates excellence in bridging the divide between the private sector, governmental entities and non-profit communities.

Selected Publications

  • “Who's the Boss: Determining Your True Client When Representing a Governmental Entity” Address before Best Practices for Public Sector Lwayers, co-author with Sandy Hellums, (July 2010)
  • “Texas Supereme Court Resets Public Information Act Deadline” Hous. Lawyer, co-author with Sandy Hellums, Mar/Apr 2010, at 51
  • “The ABCs of the Use of Outside Counsel” Address Before Suing and Defending Governmental Entities Boot Camp, co-author with Sandy Hellums, July 23, 2008
  • “A Long and Winding Road: Federal Funding for Interstate Toll Roads” 40 The Urban Lawyer, co-author with Sandy Hellums, Summer 2008
  • “Sovereign Immunity on Quantum Meruit Claims” Houston Lawyer, co-author with Sandy Hellums, Nov/Dec 2007, at 32
  • “Reata, Tooke & The Changing Landscape of Sovereign Immunity From Suit” Houston Lawyer, Jan/Feb 2007, at 35
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Texas Legislative Solutions and Issues Concerning Mediation
  • TDPRS Fast Track Litigation: “The Tempest”