Carolyn (“Dazi”) Russell Wallace was born and raised in Iowa City. She left to attend college in North Carolina, returned to Iowa City for law school, and began practicing at the firm in October 2013.

Carolyn maintains a general law practice that includes both transactional and litigation components. On the transactional side, Carolyn assists clients with estate planning, real estate matters, reviewing and negotiating contracts, and other general transactional issues. Carolyn’s litigation practice focuses on defending physicians in medical malpractice cases. Carolyn particularly enjoys legal research and writing, and she routinely assists clients with appellate matters.

In her free time, Carolyn likes to read fiction, practice yoga, and visit museums.

Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Real Estate Law

Date and Place of Admission to State Bar and Federal Courts:

  • 2013, Iowa


  • B.A., Duke University, 2010 (with High Distinction)
  • J.D., University of Iowa, 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:

  • Riverside Theatre
    • Vice-Chair (2017 – present)
    • Chair of Leadership and Culture Committee (2016 – present)
    • Board Member
  • Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Program
    • Chair of Programming Committee (2016 – 2017)
    • Programming Committee Member (2015 – present)
    • Class Member, 2014-2015