M. Bruce Wallinger (Of Counsel)

Serving Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester and Nearby Areas of Virginia

M. Bruce Wallinger

Bruce Wallinger concentrates his practice on alternate dispute resolution, where he has developed extensive skills and experience in a multi-state practice as a mediator and arbitrator on commercial, employment law and large complex case panels of the American Arbitration Association.          


University of Virginia (BA-1968; JD-1972).

Law Practice Experience

AAA Panel LogoBruce has been a practicing attorney for more than forty years with emphasis on business, commercial, employment, insurance, professional malpractice and personal injury litigation, counseling and dispute resolution. He has broad experience in areas of commercial transactions, contracts, business dissolutions, executive compensation and benefits, terminations, severance and non-compete agreements, claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and other statutory and common law rights, will contests and property rights.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

Bruce has been a mediator and arbitrator since 1996. He is experienced as a mediator, sole arbitrator and panel member or chair in large, complex commercial and employment cases involving claims ranging from $30,000 to over $100 million.

Bruce accepts direct requests for mediation and arbitration services, drawing on the experiences of forty years of law practice.  He is a former Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers for alternative dispute resolution since 2007.  He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for more than fifteen years, currently in its Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labor and Employment Law and Commercial Litigation specialties.  Bruce is a charter member and Past Chair of the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association and is a frequent speaker on ADR topics.  He has lectured at seminars sponsored by the Judicial Conference of Virginia, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.

Professional Associations

Bruce is a former Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Virginia Law Foundation. He was appointed by the Chief Justice of Virginia to serve on the Commission on Virginia Courts in the 21st Century and on the Professionalism Faculty for the Virginia State Bar.  He is a member of the Virginia State Bar (Past President, Young Lawyer's Conference; Past Chair, Sixth District Disciplinary Committee); the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association (Past President); the Virginia Bar Association (Past Executive Committee; member, Labor and Employment Law Section; past chair, VBA/VSB Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee).  Martindale Hubbell “AV” rated.

Personal Information

Bruce and his wife have raised three daughters.  While Bruce loves hiking, camping, kayaking and cycling, he especially enjoys the meditative aspects of yoga.

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