Lynlee Wells Palmer

Lynlee Wells Palmer

Lynlee Wells Palmer

Phone: 205-547-5556
Fax: 205-547-5621
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Lisa Light
Phone: 205-547-5562

Lynlee Wells Palmer represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, regularly advising and defending employers of all sizes on federal and state employment laws including discrimination and retaliation, harassment, wage and hour issues, employee leave issues, employment policies and procedures, non-compete agreements, and employee discipline and termination.


In the health care arena, Lynlee not only advises health care entities on employment issues unique to their industry, she also provides guidance on state and federal survey issues, conducts quality assurance and complaint investigations for compliance with state and federal regulations, assists entities with developing plans of correction, and aids facilities with survey responses.


Lynlee is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment. She is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, was named one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Alabama by Super Lawyers in 2015, and was selected as one of the Top Women Attorneys by B-Metro Magazine.


When not in the office, Lynlee is often running between schools, sports fields, and dance studios to help her children do what they love.

Practice Groups

Labor and Employment

Health Care


Bar Admissions

Alabama, 2001

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States



University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001

University of Virginia, B.A., English, with distinction, 1998


Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association

Section of Labor and Employment Law

Management Council Member (2009-2016)

Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee

Equal Employment Opportunity Committee

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee

Immigration Law Committee

Section of Litigation

Employment and Labor Relations Committee

Woman Advocate Committee

Ethics and Professionalism Committee

Young Advocates Committee


American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2009-present

Birmingham Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section

Farrah Law Alumni Society, University of Alabama School of Law, Board of Trustees, 2010-present


Publications and Speeches

“Quit Bugging Me: A Supervisor’s Guide to Addressing Harassment in the Workplace,” April 2016

“Quit Bugging Me: Handling Harassment in the Workplace” for non-supervisory employees, April 2016

“Quit Bugging Me: A Physician’s Guide to Addressing Harassment in the Workplace,” April 2016

“The Heavy Burden of Light Duty,” January 2016

“Strategies for Keeping Your Workplace Union Free,” July 2015

“The Joys and Perils of Technology in (and out of) the Workplace: How Social Media and Mobile Devices Are Raising Legal Issues at Work,” March 2015

“Managing Today’s Diverse Workplace: Special Issues Associated with Religion and Disability at Work,” March 2014

“FMLA 501: Graduate Level FMLA Problem Solving,” April 2013, April 2014

“Identifying and Investigating Workplace Harassment,” April 2014

“What Do You Mean, MORE Paperwork?! Documenting Employee Issues in Long Term Care,” April 2014

“Just in Time for Summer: Scorching Hot Labor and Employment Law Topics,” April 2014

“Top 5 HR Issues to Anticipate in 2014,” January 2014

“Time-Out or a Spanking? Handling the Problem Child(ren) in Your Workplace,” March 2013

“Hot Topics in Alabama Employment Law: From Guns in the Parking Lot to Social Media Woes,” March 2013

“The Price is Right: The Real Cost of Employment Litigation,” April 2013

“Workplace Harassment: What You Need to Know,” April 2012

“Facebook Firings, Twitter Terminations, and Other Online Work Dilemmas,” July 2012, March 2013

“Everything I Need to Know About Employment Law I Learned on TV,” May 2012

“Making Management of Injured Workers Less Painful: Navigating the ADAAA-FMLA-Workers’ Compensation Bermuda Triangle Square,” February 2012

“Rantings of a Partner . . . and Pushback from the Associate,” ABA Section of Litigation, Contributor, 2011

“ICE, ICE Baby: Keeping I-9s Compliant,” November 2010, March 2011

“Employment Discrimination Law (BNA),” Chapter Monitor, 2008-2011

“Trying It Again for the First Time: Judicial Treatment of Arbitral Decisions in Subsequent Title VII Cases,” 52 Ala. L. Rev. 1077, 2001


Cases of Note

Jury verdict for employer in workers’ compensation retaliatory discharge litigation, (2016)

Summary judgment for employer in Title VII retaliation litigation (2015)

Summary judgment for employer in gender discrimination, religious discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation litigation (2015)

Summary judgment for employer in race discrimination and retaliation litigation (2015); affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (2015)

Summary judgment for employer in disability discrimination litigation (2015)

Summary judgment for employer in FMLA retaliation, breach of contract, and covenant of good faith and fair dealing litigation (2013)

Dismissal of Plaintiff’s litigation alleging gender discrimination in pay (2013)

Summary judgment for employer in four plaintiff race discrimination, racial harassment litigation (2012)

Dismissal of Plaintiff’s litigation for breach of employment contract, defamation, conspiracy, and negligent/wanton failure to investigate (2012)