Gene Shipp

Adjunct Professor of Law

WALLACE E. "GENE" SHIPP, JR. joined the District of Columbia Office of Bar Counsel in 1980 where he has served as an Assistant Bar Counsel for 3 years, Deputy Bar Counsel for 22 years and Bar Counsel since 2005. A 1972 graduate of Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC, he engaged in private practice in the Washington area from 1973 - 1980, handling more than 80 civil and criminal jury trials and now has argued more than 80 cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He is a past President of the National Organization of Bar Counsel and a former member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Lawyer Responsibility for Client Protection. In 1998, Gene was elected an ABA Fellow; and in 2002 Gene received the NOBC Presidential Award for lifetime achievement. In 2008, Gene was named one of the 30 “Champions in the Law” by the Legal Times. Gene has had the opportunity to speak to various international legal organizations, including a trip to Prague to address an eight-nation group. He also lectures frequently on ethics for the District of Columbia Bar and local law schools, and since 1999 has been an adjunct professor at various universities including The David Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington College of Law at American University and George Washington University Law School. Gene has made over 115 presentations on ethics and the disciplinary system as part of the Mandatory CLE Course for new members of the District of Columbia Bar.



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Areas of Specialization

  • Professional Responsibility

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law 1972