Stephen D. Palmer is an Associate in the Birmingham, AL office where his practice focuses on workers’ compensation, personal injury, and general litigation defense. He regularly writes articles pertaining to current issues in workers’ compensation law. He is also an active member of the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Section.
Steve received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Birmingham-Southern College (AL) where he was inducted into its Phi Beta Kappa chapter. He then earned his Master of Divinity, magna cum laude, from Duke University (NC). Steve earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was a senior editor for the Journal of Law and Psychology. He also participated in the Campbell Moot Court Competition and was awarded best papers in his entrepreneurship and insurance law courses. While in law school, Steve clerked for a United States District Court Judge, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, an Alabama Circuit Court Judge and the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s Office.
In his free time, Steve enjoys being a father and husband, taking his dog to the park and watching Alabama football.
The Question of Compensability of COVID-19 Cases: An Analysis Under Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Law, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, Vol. 37 No. 1, at 8.
The Compensability of COVID-19 Claims: An Analysis, American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Journal, Winter/Spring 2021, at 4.
Grounding the Sky-High Prices of Air Ambulances: Examining the Intersection of the Airline Deregulation Act and States’ Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedules, Defense Research Institute For the Defense, March 2021, at 54.
Primal Solutions: A Brief Exploration of the Unexpected and Underappreciated Role of Emotion in Negotiations, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, Vol. 36 No 1., at 8.
Changes to Federal Rules of Evidence: Residual Hearsay Rule Amended, Defense Research Institute The Voice, Vol. 19, Issue 11, at 4.