Josh A. Wallis

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Mr. Wallis has worked exclusively on domestic and family law cases, including cases involving divorce, child custody, child visitation, alimony, child support, protective orders, termination, adoption and child relocation for the majority of his legal career. Before that, he worked at an insurance defense firm, handling personal injury and subrogation litigation defense.
Although originally from Missouri, Mr. Wallis has spent most of his life in Memphis and loves this city. He enjoys spending time traveling with his husband and family, their dogs, movies, and eating meals prepared by others because he cannot cook to save his life. Before going to law school, he worked as a professional actor and performed in numerous theater companies, including work in the Northeast and Midwest.

Contributions to the Legal Community

Currently chair of the Memphis Bar Association LGBT & Ally Section and previously served on the Executive Committee for the LGBT Section of the Tennessee Bar Association (TBA). Mr. Wallis previously chaired the CLE Committee for the Memphis Bar Association for two years, served on the Diversity Task Force for the TBA, and served as the chair of the board for the Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar Association (2011-2013). Mr. Wallis has further been elected to the board for the Memphis Bar Association twice and served on its Executive Committee as well.

Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (TBALL) Class of 2018.

Barrister Member of the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court (2020 – present).

Law Clerk for the Honorable Donna M. Fields, Judge of Division Seven of the Circuit Court of Tennessee for the Thirtieth Judicial District (2007 – 2008).

Associate Editor of the “The University of Memphis Law Review” (2006 – 2008).

Presented numerous CLEs on subjects including family law and laws affecting the LGBTQ+ community.


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theater Performance) from The University of Memphis in 2000 (magna cum
  • Juris Doctor from The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2008 (cum laude).


  • Tennessee Law License: 2008.

  • Mississippi Law License: 2014.

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi: 2021.


  • Memphis Bar Association.

  • Tennessee Bar Association.

  • Mississippi Bar Association.

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