The Firm

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. 

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.

Our philosophy is that labor and employment counsel is a collaborative process with our clients, designed to meet their business objectives.

The Best Lawyers In America©

Our attorneys have been recognized as The Best Lawyers in America© for Labor and Employment Law since 2008. Since 2016, Richard Lehr, David Middlebrooks, Al Vreeland and Mike Thompson have all received this honor.

Al Vreeland was named Best Lawyers’ 2016 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” for Birmingham.

Lance Parmer has been recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in 2020 and 2021. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

LMVT Receives Top Super Lawyers

We are honored that our attorneys have been continuously recognized by Alabama Super Lawyers, an independent lawyers rating publication, since its first publication in 2008. 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 each year since 2013. In addition, David Middlebrooks and Richard Lehr have been 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 Client’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Tier 1 firm in our field in every year since 2007.

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.”

Other Honors

LMVT received Tier 1 recognition in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' Eleventh (2021) Edition of the "Best Law Firms" in the following categories: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment. Al Vreeland has been individually recognized by the publication as the Lawyer of the Year on Labor and Employment Litigation in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Lance Parmer was named a "Top Attorney" in Employment Law by Birmingham Magazine in 2020.

Richard Lehr, along with the firm, were recognized in 2014 as the exclusive winner in the Employment category for Alabama in the Client Choice Guide - USA & Canada 2014. Client Choice recognized 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.