Liya Wallace was born and raised in Temirtau, a town in Kazakhstan. In 2003, she moved to the United States with her family. After high school, Mrs. Wallace went on to attend California State University, Sacramento, obtaining degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
Her interest in the criminal justice system spurred Mrs. Wallace on to continue her education at Lincoln Law School, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2016. While attending law school, Mrs. Wallace worked at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office as a legal intern for four years.
From childhood, Mrs. Wallace has worked diligently and has strived for the best, setting high goals and achieving them. She has long recognized that the United States is full of opportunities. Not only does she appreciate the opportunities that have come her way, she actively pursues solutions and possibilities in all aspects of life.
In June 2016, Mrs. Wallace stopped by the Arnold Law Firm with her resume. The same day, she was interviewed and hired on a temporary basis.
Due to her impressive dedication and ingenuity, Mrs. Wallace soon became a permanent employee and worked with attorneys Joshua H. Watson and Gina M. Bowden. In 2021, she was sworn in as an attorney and married in the same week.
Liya finds her work at Arnold Law Firm to be both challenging and rewarding.
In addition to English, Mrs. Wallace is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian. She also speaks conversational Spanish and is learning Portuguese and French. Her goal is to be fluent in at least five different languages.
When not at work, Mrs. Wallace likes to spend time with her family and dog. Mrs. Wallace also enjoys traveling, being outdoors, hiking, skiing, skydiving, scuba diving, and reading. Fittingly, Mrs. Wallace is delighted to celebrate her birthday with the entire country with fireworks on the Fourth of July each year.
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