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Marion F. Walker

Of Counsel, Atlanta
t: 205.327.8354
f: 205.718.7607


Marion Walker is Of Counsel in the firm's Atlanta office, resident in Birmingham, Alabama. She has practiced law for 36 years. She concentrates her practice in labor and employment defense matters and corporate litigation.

Having tried at least 85 cases to verdict, Marion’s experience covers litigation in employment discrimination, executive employment agreements, equipment leasing agreements, financial transactions, fair housing, whistleblower retaliation and class and collective actions in multiple jurisdictions and forums.

She has provided counsel on litigation avoidance to employers nation-wide and also provides client presentations and training.

Marion is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in both Alabama Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America since 2010. She was listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers in 2010 and 2011.

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA -  Labor & Employment (2010-2011)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America - Employment Law, since 2010
  • Listed in Super Lawyers - Employment Law, since 2010

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment, Business Litigation & Intellectual Property Committees) – Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)- Member, Author, Presenter – Labor & Employment, Business Litigation and Diversity Committees
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) – Member, Author – Labor & Employment and Commercial Litigation Committees
  • State Bar of Alabama (Labor & Employment Committee)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Labor & Employment Committee)
  • Birmingham Bar Association  - Member – Community Relations Committee, Past-member Grievance Committee, Public Speakers Committee
  • Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow
  • Birmingham Bar Foundation – Fellow
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Local Rules Committee
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Alabama, Advisory Committee
  • Women's Section of the Birmingham Bar Association, Former Board Member


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • IADC Webinar: “Under the Gun: A Primer in Non-Compete and Trade Secret Cases”
    November 2012
  • IADC ADR Committee Presentation on FINRA Arbitration
  • “SOX Whistleblower Actions” – Client Presentation
    April 2010
  • IADC Webinar: “Intersection of the FMLA, ADA and Worker Compensation”
    December 2010
  • “Social Media Policies & Workplace Use” – Client Presentation
    July 2009
  • “Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Acts: Compliance” -Lorman Seminar
    October 2008


  • "When an Employee Returns From FMLA Leave" - IADC Committee Newsletter
    October 2014
  • “The New Pleading Standard – What is it? Analysis of Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly”- IADC Business Litigation Committee Newsletter
    November 2007
  • “The 2006 FRCP Amendments: Discovery Practice on the New Frontier” - In-House Quarterly
    Spring 2007
  • “Plaintiff’s Failure To Preserve Electronic Files May Warrant Dismissal” - IADC Business Litigation Committee Newsletter
    November 2006
  • “Managing Trade Secrets: Protect Against Employee Theft” -  For The Defense
    August 2006
  • “Government Contracts Require Affirmative Action Plans” - Technology Alabama
    Spring 2006
  • “Preservation, Document Retention, Spoliation, and Sanctions” - The Business Suit, Defense Research Institute
    Fall 2004
  • Note, “Witness’ Use of Memoranda: Present Recollection Revived and Past Recollection Recorded” - Cumberland Law Review 6 Cumb. L. Rev. 471 (1975)


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