Barbara Childs Wallace has over thirty years of experience in employment and labor law as a shareholder in the Mississippi-based law firm of Wise Carter Child & Caraway.

Ms. Wallace obtained her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in 1973, her JD from Loyola University of Chicago in 1977, and an LL.M in Labor Law with Highest Honors from The National Law Center of George Washington University in 1979. She was a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1979 to 1980. She served as a Special Assistant to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Education from 1982 to 1983. 

Ms. Wallace served as a member and then Chair of the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Reviewing Authority and Chairman of the Labor and Employment Section of the Mississippi Bar Association. 

Since 2003, Ms. Wallace has been listed as a Leading Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law by Chambers USA. She has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor and Employment law for over ten years, and is routinely listed as a Mid-South SUPER LAWYER in the area of Employment & Labor. In 2010, Ms. Wallace was elected as a fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. 

Ms. Wallace provides in-house training to management level employees on personnel law and annually presents and moderates numerous state and national seminars.