Joshua S. Wallace, J.D. Ph.D.

Associate Buffalo, New York City
Joshua Wallace

A rising advocate with a deep understanding of science and environmental processes, Josh represents clients in complex commercial and environmental matters in state and federal court.

Josh is an environmental litigator in the Litigation Practice Group at Phillips Lytle and a Ph.D. chemist with a deep understanding of chemical processes, testing and environmental impacts. Josh works vigorously to develop factual narratives from all available sources and puts forth the strongest legal arguments.

Josh works to combine science, law and advocacy at the highest levels to relentlessly pursue client-defined outcomes in all matters. He also has substantial expertise in data-intensive discovery and expert management in large, multi-party federal matters.

As a member of Phillips Lytle’s Cannabis Team, Josh is also intimately familiar with cannabis and hemp testing and licensing requirements.


Honors & Awards

  • Dale S. Margulis Award, University at Buffalo School of Law, 2019
  • Carlos C. Alden Award, Bar Association of Erie County, 2019
  • Award for Excellence in Study of Intellectual Property, American Bar Association, 2019
  • Order of the Barristers, 2019

Education & Admissions

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2019
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D., Chemistry, 2016
  • Houghton College, B.S., magna cum laude, 2011
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
  • Spanish

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • New York State Future Business Leaders of America, State Advisory Board

Past Activities

  • Professional Staff Senate, Parliamentarian, 2016-2019
  • Buffalo Law Review
    • Editor-In-Chief, 2018-2019
    • Associate, 2017-2018
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Postdoctoral Associate, 2016-2018
  • Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal, Editorial Associate, 2017-2018
  • Buffalo Environmental Law Journal, Publications Editor, 2017-2018
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Julio M. Fuentes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2017
  • Riverside Institute of Technology PS #205, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership, Graduate Assistant, 2014-2016
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Graduate Researcher in Chemistry, 2011-2016
  • New York State Future Business Leaders of America, Assistant to the State Officer Advisor, 2009-2016
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, ERIE-IGERT Fellow, 2012-2015

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Science & Technology Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section