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Ms. Thompson advises and represents governmental entities, corporate clients as well as non-profits and individuals throughout the State of Alabama.  She utilizes her years of experience to provide creative solutions to complex issues in the areas of corporate law, employment law, governmental and public sector law and environmental law. She is experenced in all aspects of corporate representation including drafting and negotiating contracts and transactions, acquisitions, sales and transfers as well as day-to-day advice on corporate governance. Her extensive municipal and public sector experience has given her a unique and sophisticated expertise in all state and federal statutes that impact Alabama pubic bodies and agencies on a day-to-day basis. She also has extensive experience in employment and labor law and provides proactive and preventative training and guidance on FMLA, HIPAA, ADA, ADEA, Titile VII and other employment matters.  She has reviewed and drafted employee handbooks and manuals in these areas and has successfuly defended claims before the EEOC as well as state and federal courts.  She was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. 


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Practice areas


  1. Environmental: 20%
  2. Energy: 20%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Government: 20%
  5. Business: 20%

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Contact info

Parnell Thompson LLC

200 Office Park Drive, Suite 328
Birmingham, AL, 35223


ALAuthorized to practice law199208/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 Top AttorneysB-Metro Magazine2016
2015 Top Women AttorneysB-Metro Magazine2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWaldrep, Stewart & Kendrick, LLC1993 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
Birmingham Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Birmingham Bar Association, Women Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Alabama State Bar Women's Section; Labor and Employment Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Resources SectionMemberN/A
American Water Works AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ex parte Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham, 177 So. 3d 1167 (Ala. 2014)Successful in preventing change of venue
Water Works and Sewer Bd. of the City of Prichard v. Bd. of Water and Sewer Comm'rs., 141 So. 3d 958 (Ala. 2013)Successful in overturning amendment
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992