The Firm

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Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C., practices labor and employment law on behalf of management, with a focus on management rights and the actions that management can take, rather than those they can’t. We pride ourselves on providing prompt, high-quality, creative legal services and solutions. Our philosophy is that labor and employment counsel is a collaborative process with our clients, designed to meet their business objectives.

We believe that our diverse team of attorneys, our full support staff, and our nation-wide practice are our greatest strengths. We are committed to continually investing in state-of-the-art technology to provide our clients with the most responsive and efficient service possible.


Winner of Client Choice Award
Richard Lehr, along with the firm, were recently recognized as the exclusive winner in the Employment category for Alabama in the Client Choice Guide – USA & Canada 2014. Client Choice recognizes those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Uniquely, law firms and partners can only be nominated by corporate counsel. A sincere thank you to our clients for your support and trust in our work here at Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.

LMVT Receives Top Super Lawyers
We are also honored to announce that five LMVT attorneys were recently recognized by Alabama Super Lawyers, an independent lawyers rating publication. Richard Lehr, David Middlebrooks, Al Vreeland and Mike Thompson were listed in Alabama Super Lawyers for 2015; Whitney Brown was recognized as a Rising Star. In addition, David Middlebrooks and Richard Lehr were recognized on the list of the Top Ten Alabama Super Lawyers; Al Vreeland and Mike Thompson were both included again among the Top 50 attorneys.

Top Chambers Ratings
LMVT was recognized by The Chambers 2015 Client’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Tier 1 firm in our field, the ninth consecutive year we have received such recognition. Chambers quoted sources describing the firm as “A top-shelf labor and employment practice with top-notch lawyers.”   Clients referred to LMVT attorneys as “intelligent,” “responsive” and “practical.”

The Best Lawyers In America©
Richard Lehr, David Middlebrooks, Al Vreeland and Mike Thompson have been recognized in The Best Lawyers In America© for Labor and Employment Law in 2016.  In addition, Al Vreeland was named Best Lawyers’ 2016 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” for Birmingham.