Kelly Wallace

Kelly O. WallaceDirect Dial: 404-815-7714Email: kelly@wellbornlaw.com

AT A GLANCE

  • Obtained the largest reported commercial e-mail-related judgment in U.S. history
  • B.S. in Physics from Georgia Tech
  • M.S. in History, Technology & Society from Georgia Tech
  • J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) from Mercer University (3rd in graduating class)
  • Was a primary author of Georgia’s commercial e-mail statute
  • Manages the Firm’s Business Formation & Dissolution practice
  • Manages the Firm’s IP practice

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Kelly Wallace joined the Firm in 2003. He has a commercial litigation and transactional practice that includes substantial experience on technology and Internet issues. Wallace has prosecuted and defended cases involving, among other areas, computer trespass and abuse claims, copyright and trademark infringement claims, licensing disputes, and business defamation claims. He represents a wide variety of individual and corporate clients in voluntary and court-ordered mediations and AAA arbitrations. Wallace has also served as a liaison with state and federal government agencies and law enforcement in complex computer trespass and abuse matters. His transactional practice includes entity formation and organization, drafting of services and employment agreements, contract drafting support for Clients in complex business negotiations, and registration of client copyrights and trademarks.

Wallace received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994 and 2003, respectively. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in 2003. While in law school, Wallace served on the Editorial Board of the Mercer Law Review. Wallace also served as a Summer Law Clerk for Georgia Supreme Court Justice Hugh P. Thompson in 2002. Wallace is a member of the Brainerd Currie Honor Society. He advised and assisted Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s office in drafting Georgia’s 2005 “Slam Spam” Act (SB 62).

REPRESENTATIVE CASES AND MATTERS

Kramer v. Cash Link Systems, 2004 WL 2952561 (S.D. Iowa 2004) (obtained two of the largest anti-spam judgments ever awarded -- $11 Billion and $1 Billion);

EarthLink, Inc. v. Pope, 2007 WL 174389 (N.D. Georgia 2007) (successful litigation to protect Internet users everywhere against the wrongful acts of a prolific spammer).

PUBLICATIONS

Rule 68 Offers of Judgment: An Underutilized Avenue of Motivating Settlement, For the Defense Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 7 (July 2004).

EDUCATION

J.D., magna cum laude, Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, 2003

  • Law Review (Editorial Board - Class Rank:3rd)
  • Brainerd Currie Society (Honor Society)

M.S. in History, Technology & Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2003

B.S. in Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994