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Carolyn Russell Wallace

Phelan Tucker Law Iowa Team Carolyn Wallace

Carolyn Russell Wallace


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Erin Brown, Legal Assistant

Dawn Borrall, Paralegal

Michelle Hand, Nurse Paralegal

Carolyn “Dazi” Russell Wallace graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2013. She began practicing at the firm in 2013 and became a partner in 2022. Carolyn has broad experience in both the transactional and litigation realms. Her current practice focuses on representing hospitals and medical professionals in civil lawsuits, administrative proceedings, and contractual matters. Carolyn particularly enjoys legal research and writing, and she routinely assists clients with appellate matters.

Carolyn was born and raised in Iowa City. She attended Duke University for her undergraduate studies and thought she would never return to Iowa. During her time away, she grew to miss the culture and values of her hometown. Carolyn is grateful to live, work, and play in Iowa City. She is actively involved in the community, having served on multiple local boards. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband and son, read fiction, and visit museums.

Date and Place of Admission to State Bar and Federal Courts

  • 2013, Iowa
  • 2022, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Education (Undergrad, law school, etc)

  • Duke University, B.A., English, 2010 (with High Distinction)
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2013 (with High Distinction)

Memberships in Bar and Professional Associations

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Memberships in Community Associations

  • Greater Iowa City, Inc. (formerly the Iowa City Area Business Partnership)
    • Executive Committee (2022 – present)
    • Board Member (2020 – present)
  • Riverside Theatre
    • Vice-Chair (2017 – 2019)
    • Chair of Governance Committee (2016 – 2020)
    • Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Committee (2019 – 2020)
    • Board Member (2014 – 2020)
  • Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Program
    • Chair of Programming Committee (2016 – 2017)
    • Programming Committee Member (2015 – 2019)
    • Class Member (2014 – 2015)


Iowa Nonprofit Board Leadership Award (2019)