Daniel Wallace is a seasoned paralegal with the employment law firm Phillips & Associates. If you were harmed by workplace discrimination, harassment or retaliation, you should call Mr. Wallace and the experienced New York City employment lawyers of Phillips & Associates.
Mr. Wallace earned a Juris Doctorate degree from New England Law Boston in 2015. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in history from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.
Following law school, he worked as a legal intern for a law firm where he researched case law related to estate planning, insurance law, immigration law, and elder law. He also served as a legal intern for the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, for which he led an investigative project team charged with putting together a list of business owners to be
criminally prosecuted by the state of Massachusetts. He also compiled guidelines and notices for distribution to business owners.
As a law clerk in New Jersey, he gained valuable trial experience by sitting second chair for criminal trials and dispositive civil hearings. He drafted briefs for cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court, the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Superior Court Trial Division. He also conducted legal research on procedural matters and held client meetings to keep them apprised of the status of their cases.
Mr. Wallace worked as a legal compliance specialist from November 2018-January 2020. In that role, he directed and managed the compliance department for a medium-sized trucking company. He was tasked with ensuring that the company operated within federal and state guidelines and created compliance and safety handbooks for drivers and office staff.
Most recently, he worked at another law firm as a law clerk and team leader, training staff and reporting to senior management on the status of current cases and work productivity of the staff. He handled money judgment lawsuits, nonpayment of rent and holdover evictions. He also negotiated contracts and settlement agreements for residential and commercial landlords, as well as gathered legal opinions on current COVID-19 laws and landlord-tenant procedures.
Trustworthy Employment Discrimination Lawyers in New York City
If you were subject to discrimination, harassment or retaliation on the job, you should call Mr. Wallace and our attorneys. Federal, state, and local antidiscrimination laws prohibit employers from treating employees adversely due to certain protected traits such as race, sex, color, religion, national origin, and disability. There are many nuances to these laws that our legal team can apply to your situation to determine whether you have a claim and to seek the best possible outcome if we represent you. It is important to retain a legal team with experience led by lawyers who have a strong reputation with opposing counsel, businesses, mediators, and judges alike.
Mr. Wallace’s experience and education make him a stellar paralegal to keep your case organized and moving forward according to the intricates rules of procedure in New York courts. Different procedural hurdles must be met based on the laws under which relief is sought, and Mr. Wallace ensures these deadlines and hurdles are addressed. With federal Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, for example, our lawyers will need to file a timely charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before filing a lawsuit for discrimination, retaliation or harassment in federal court. Importantly, Title VII caps damages based on the size of your employer, and it only applies to employers that have at least 15 employees. For those reasons and others, it is also crucial to pursue damages under the New York City Human Rights Law and the New York State Human Rights Law, which protect workers at smaller companies.
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Mr. Wallace and the experienced New York City employment lawyers of Phillips & Associates have years of experience seeking best outcomes for clients who have faced adverse treatment because an immutable aspect of their identity or life circumstances. Our New York City firm represents workers who have faced harm in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County, among other places. Complete our online form or call us at (212) 248-7431 if you believe you may have a claim. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis and provide free consultations.