April 28, 2022
Twala Grant Wallace Named to BBJ's
2022 Best of the Bar
The legal community turned out to honor the Best of the Bar at the City Club. L-R: Judge Patricia Stephens, Jefferson County Deputy Treasurer Sherry McClain, VLB Managing Attorney Twala Grant Wallace, and State Representative Merika Coleman.
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham (VLB) congratulates Managing Attorney Twala Grant Wallace for being named to the Birmingham Business Journal's 2022 Best of the Bar.

Every year, the BBJ recognizes "star performers from across the Magic City," an elite list featuring lawyers from a variety of practice areas. Twala is the only attorney from a nonprofit organization to make the list in 2022.

Twala came to VLB in 2019 with 26 years of experience as a solo practitioner. She has been instrumental in helping to oversee our Civil and Domestic Help Desks.

When the pandemic hit, she was charged with converting these to Virtual Help Desks overnight so VLB
could continue providing help with the civil legal needs of low-income clients, many of whom were hit with new, potentially devastating challenges due to the pandemic. "These individuals and families were impacted in ways that most of us could not imagine," Twala told the BBJ.

Twala was a longtime volunteer with VLB before joining the staff in 2019. "It was a chance for me to use my law degree on a larger scale to help people who really needed and deserved quality legal representation," she says. "I could never imagine myself in the position that most of our clients find themselves in or to have to navigate life and take care of families on minimal income. To be able to impact someone's life in a positive way, a way that you can actually see, is its own reward. To be recognized as a top legal talent in our community has truly humbled me."

Twala says the honor is a testament to the importance of pro bono service. "I always tell our volunteers when I am doing training that we want them to 'be the change that you want to see in the world.' That is always my goal. This recognition means that I am doing my part to effect that change," she says.

"Working with VLB has been extremely rewarding, but I would be remiss if I did not credit my amazing VLB team," Twala adds. "They stepped up day one of the shutdown and have, despite all of the personal challenges brought on by the pandemic, risen to the occasion to assure that our clients were taken care of."

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