WILLIAM "DOUG" WALLACE
William Douglas Wallace, “Doug”, is a felony prosecutor in the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. He is an experienced trial attorney in the areas of criminal prosecution, civil law, family law, and complex civil litigation. Mr. Wallace left a successful career as a civil trial lawyer to follow a calling back into public service as a felony prosecutor. It is that same calling and commitment to public service that has led him to seek your support to serve as the Judge of the 378th Judicial District Court, Ellis County, Texas.
Mr. Wallace started his adult life in the service of his country, enlisting in the United States Marine Corps Reserve at the age of 17, where he was assigned to 2/14 Marines at the Dallas Naval Air Station. After moving away to college Mr. Wallace transferred to the Texas Army National Guard where he served as a helicopter crew chief with D Troop, 1/124 Cav. In 1988 he graduated from Officer Candidate School and served as a Combat Engineer officer in both the reserves and on active duty.
Mr. Wallace is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was published three times and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Indian Law Review. After law school, Mr. Wallace worked as an associate for the law firm of Carnahan Thomas in Southlake, Texas. He then worked as the General Counsel and as first party trial counsel for US Lloyds Insurance Company. Subsequently, Mr. Wallace served as trial counsel at Nationwide Insurance’s Trial Division. His trial experience includes defending individuals and corporations in civil litigation and serving as plaintiff counsel in product liability and negligence subrogation actions. Mr. Wallace stepped away from the comfort of a successful career as a civil trial attorney to pursue a calling to return to public service as a special prosecutor assigned to the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Wallace has also provided pro-bono legal assistance to serving members of our armed forces, veterans, police, and firefighters as well as their families in the areas of civil and family law, all of whom he counts as friends and many of whom he remains in contact with today.
Additionally, since 2009 Mr. Wallace has been an Adjunct Law Professor at Texas A&M University College of Law and its predecessor, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Mr. Wallace became an active member of Rotary in 1999 and is a two-time Paul Harris Fellow and a Frank Monroe Fellow. He is currently an active member of the Waxahachie Rotary Club.
Mr. Wallace is married to the former Billie Wiggins, a native of Waxahachie, who served the citizens of Waxahachie and her community as a police officer for twenty-eight years. During that time she led a career of firsts, including first female member of the SWAT team, first female SWAT team commander, first female detective, and first female Lieutenant. She retired in 2016 and became a Special Agent with the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
They have a daughter, Andi Wallace, who is a Junior at Waxahachie High School where she has been active in softball, golf, Interact, and FFA. Mr. Wallace was fortunate to have adopted Andi in the 378th Judicial District Court in 2015. Mr. Wallace also has a step-son, Allen Kiester, who is a physicist and PhD Candidate at the University of North Texas.
Billie, Andi, and Doug are members of the Oaks Fellowship Church
Mr. Wallace's interests include traveling, sailing, hiking, reading, mysteries, movies, and watching Andi play golf.