Ian Wallach practices law in Los Angeles at the Law Office of Ian Wallach, P.C. Ian’s practice is substantially devoted to criminal defense, with much of it involving the representation of indigent accused persons through court appointment. He also devotes substantial time to providing pro bono representation. Ian has worked in numerous practice settings, including serving as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles County for more than four years. Early in his career he served as a law clerk in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, where he worked in the Office of the Prosecutor and participated in drafting the indictment of Slobodan Milosevic and the opening statement in the Bosanski Samac trial. Ian maintains legal blogs and is a frequent legal commentator. He is admitted to practice in New York, Colorado and California, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and numerous districts courts. Ian has become increasingly active at NACDL, serving as a member of the Corrections Committee, program co-chair for the CLE Institute, and presenter at a recent seminar. Ian Wallach earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Oregon, and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. He is an NACDL Life Member.
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