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Marion F. Walker

Marion F. Walker

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Litigation

About Me

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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Employment & Labor: 75%
    38 years, 125 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    38 years, 85 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-365/hour)

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Contact Info

Fisher & Phillips, LLP

2323 2nd Avenue North.
Birmingham, AL, 35203

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198008/22/2015
ALAuthorized to practice law197608/11/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney- Of CounselFisher & Phillips2012 - Present
PartnerFord & Harrison, LLP2005 - 2011
PartnerBaker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz2001 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2009 - Present
International Association of Defense CounselEmployment Law Comm. Vice-President2005 - Present
Birmingham American Inn of CourtMaster1996 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaAttorney Member1983 - Present
Alabama State BarAttorney Member1976 - Present
Birmingham Bar AssociationAttorney Member1976 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
IADC Employment law CommitteeWhen An Employee returns from FMLA Leave2014

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Sweet Briar CollegeGovernment and International AffairsA.B.N/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
LCA Fall ConferenceUnderstanding Financial Statements2014
IADC Mid-year Meeting 2012FINRA Arbitration2012