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Stephen A. Walsh

Partner

Stephen Walsh is a business and employment lawyer who has spent his entire 21-year career representing companies, and their officers and directors, in federal and state court litigation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings.

His clients include financial services, real estate, construction and staffing companies, manufacturers, contractors, engineering firms, retailers, insurers, and other businesses.  Stephen has a broad range of litigation experience, including matters involving consumer finance, commercial lending, real estate, employment, and professional liability claims, including D&O, E&O, EPLI, and shareholder disputes.  His employment cases involve all aspects of the employment relationship and include claims filed under Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, FLSA, OSHA and related state law.  He also handles cases involving contract and trade secret disputes and covenant-not-to-compete litigation.  Stephen is admitted to practice in Alabama, Texas, and Illinois and has handled cases in other jurisdictions pro hac vice

In addition to his litigation practice, Stephen also assists clients in reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, employment agreements, and other business agreements.  For clients with a large portfolio of contracts, he works with the client to draft standard agreements and to develop and implement procedures designed to streamline the contract negotiation and procurement process, while protecting the company’s interests and minimizing unnecessary risks. 

Regardless of the type of case or transaction, Stephen prides himself on serving as a trusted advisor to his clients, providing excellent service while working to achieve client objectives. 

"I enjoy helping people and solving problems. That's why I became a lawyer and why I work every day to help my clients succeed. This involves paying close attention to the details of each case or transaction and making sure that my client's interests are paramount and diligently cared for. At times, for me, this entails zealously advocating on behalf of my clients in the in the court room, and at others, it means making sure that all client stakeholders in a transaction have a proper understanding of the associated risks and are kept up to speed at every step in the process."

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

Best Lawyers in America® 2020

Best Lawyers® – Employment Law

Alabama Super Lawyers®  -  Civil Litigation Defense, Banking 

“Top Attorneys” – B-Metro and BHM Biz

UAB School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Outstanding Alumnus Award (2009)

Professional & Community Activities

Alabama Policy Institute, Board of Directors

CLE Alabama – Employment Law and Banking Law Planning Committees