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Stephen A. Walsh

Partner

Stephen A. Walsh's litigation practice focuses on various types of business and employment matters and related litigation. Stephen has practiced law for over 20 years, representing business clients on the front end of transactions and advising clients on strategic decisions, as well as negotiating agreements on their behalf. Stephen brings a keen litigator's eye to all matters and can immediately recognize litigation risk.

Stephen's litigation experience focuses on matters involving consumer finance, real estate, business contracts, employment and professional liability claims including D&O, E&O and shareholder disputes.  He handles cases in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, such as the EEOC, DOL and OSHA. His employment cases involve all aspects of the employment relationship, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA and related state law claims, and also include contract disputes, trade secret disputes and covenant-not-to-compete litigation.

Stephen also has extensive experience advising financial services companies (including banks, payment associations, bank card processors and credit unions), manufacturers, construction companies, general contractors, engineering firms and staffing companies throughout the procurement and contract negotiation process.

He regularly advises clients in technology transactions and negotiates third-party service provider/vendor agreements for his clients. These agreements include software license agreements, nondisclosure agreements, statements of work, professional services agreements and master agreements for financial services institutions, manufacturers, contractors, engineering firms and staffing companies.

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.S., 1995

University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1998, magna cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

Alabama Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) Civil Litigation Defense, Banking 2010-2013

“Top Attorneys” – B-Metro and BHM Biz, 2016, 2017

UAB College of Arts and Sciences, Leadership Council
Best Lawyers in America® 2020

Best Lawyers® (by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners) – Employment Law, Management Since 2018

Professional & Community Activities

Alabama Policy Institute, Board of Directors

Faith Presbyterian Church member (Alabama)