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Charles Wallace

(480) 300-5405
(480) 717-3721

With three decades of litigation experience, Charles has amassed over 75 million dollars in verdicts and settlements for his personal injury clients. After moving to the Valley from Chicago, Charles had many firms vying for his services, he chose the Shapiro Law Team over all the others.

Charles has won million and multi-million dollar verdicts in almost all types of personal injury cases; including medical malpractice, police wrongful death, construction site injuries, slip and falls, premises liability, vehicular crashes, and more.

Charles learned the art of advocacy at a very young age. Both his father and his grandfather were accomplished attorneys. After graduating from law school, Charles was appointed an Assistant Attorney General of Illinois. He spent four years gaining invaluable experience going to trial against some of the biggest and most prestigious law firms in the country. The fact that he never lost a trial was noticed and he was lured into private practice by an insurance defense firm.

Charles spent the longest year of his life learning the strategies and tactics that insurance companies use to avoid taking responsibility for harm done to undeserving individuals. His true calling as a plaintiff’s lawyer was revealed and he has never looked back. After leaving the defense industry, Charles went on to work at two of the most distinguished plaintiff’s personal injury firms in Chicago. He has now brought all his experience and expertise to the Shapiro Law Team.

When he isn’t working for our clients, Charles enjoys spending time with his incredible wife (also a lawyer) and their dogs. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys going to sporting events, concerts and the theater.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Illinois


  • B.A. – University of Missouri, 1991
  • J.D. – University of Illinois, Chicago, 1994

Representative Cases

  • $15 Million trial/settlement for an engineer that was injured by a falling crane component
  • $7 Million settlement for a traumatic brain injury causing a persistent stutter
  • $1.8 Million verdict for a mason who fell off his scaffolding
  • $1.1 Million verdict for an ironworker who suffered what the defense called a “tennis elbow” injury
  • $1.3 Million verdict for a hand injury caused by defective construction equipment
  • $1.1 Million verdict for a broken leg suffered by a slip and fall in a parking garage
  • $24 Million verdict assistance for a medical malpractice injury causing a permanent “locked-in” coma
  • $9.6 Million verdict against the Chicago Police Department for the wrongful death shooting of a motorist

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the invitation-only “Society of Trial Lawyers”, and “The Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums”
(480) 300-5405
(480) 717-3721