Marion Walker was born in Tuscaloosa, AL and has practiced law in Birmingham for 35 years. Her practice has been varied but she has handled primarily employment discrimination and contracts and business disputes for employers for the last 12 years. She has handled more than 85 cases to verdict and appeared before courts in multiple jurisdictions as well as arbitral forums, the EEOC and the DOL. Clients with from 200 to 65,000 employees have relied upon Marion for counsel in employment matters, including whistleblower defense. For more than 20 years, Marion has been involved in providing mediation services for varied types of cases. In addition to employment matters, Marion has handled litigation involving personal injury, including products liability (drug & appliance), vehicular accidents, Qui Tam claims, tax, real estate, construction, business dissolutions, stock holder derivative suits and securities.
Among professional organizations, Marion belongs to the International Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, American Bar Association, Alabama and Georgia Bar Associations and the Birmingham Bar. She is licensed to practice law in AL and GA and in federal courts in those states and in Southern Mississippi, Northern Florida and Alaska. She is a member in good standing of the Fifth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits of Appeal. In law school Marion served on the Cumberland Law Review for 3 years and was Comments editor for one year. She also served as an Associate Justice of the Moot Court for 3 years.
In the last 6 years, Marion has written articles and presented seminars on trade secrets, the OFCCP, Davis-Bacon and Service Acts, E-discovery preservation and production duties, social media in the workplace, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Whistleblower provisions. and the interaction of the FMLA, ADA and Work Comp statutes.
While generally working on hourly rates for legal services, Marion will consider contingency fee agreements in business cases where appropriate.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1980||01/14/2016|
|AL||Authorized to practice law||1976||01/14/2016|
|Attorney- Of Counsel||Fisher & Phillips||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Ford & Harrison, LLP||2005 - 2011|
|Partner||Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz||2001 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2009 - Present|
|International Association of Defense Counsel||Employment Law Comm. Vice-President||2005 - Present|
|Birmingham American Inn of Court||Master||1996 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Attorney Member||1983 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar||Attorney Member||1976 - Present|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Attorney Member||1976 - Present|
|IADC Employment law Committee||When An Employee returns from FMLA Leave||2014|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Sweet Briar College||Government and International Affairs||A.B.||N/A|
|LCA Fall Conference||Understanding Financial Statements||2014|
|IADC Mid-year Meeting 2012||FINRA Arbitration||2012|