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Yvonne Norris Maddalena

Of Counsel

P 205-332-3118
F 205-332-3131


Yvonne N. Maddalena is Of Counsel in the Birmingham, Alabama, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is concentrated in litigation and litigation avoidance, particularly harassment, discrimination, retaliatory discharge and non-compete and non-disclosure matters.

Ms. Maddalena has practiced all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts on the trial and appellate levels. Additionally, Ms. Maddalena regularly drafts and reviews employee handbooks for companies in Alabama and across the United States.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, she obtained broad experience in the areas of commercial and consumer finance, banking, utility, insurance litigation and insurance coverage disputes, as well as general litigation matters. Ms. Maddalena has written and co-authored numerous articles for a variety of legal publications.

Honors and Recognitions

  • AVVO, Women Leaders of the Birmingham Bar (2015)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program

Published Works

  • "Social Media and Employers: New Avenues for Liability," Birmingham Bar Bulletin (June 2010) [Author]
  • "The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act: What To Know When Your Client Is Reducing Its Work Force," Birmingham Bar Bulletin (December 2009) [Author]
  • "Supreme Court Raises Bar For Disparate Impact Cases," Birmingham Bar Bulletin (September 2009) [Author]
  • "Documents Reviewed By A Deponent: Protected Or Not?" Birmingham Bar Bulletin (December 2008) [Author]
  • "FINRA Rule 2821: Upcoming Securities Regulation," Birmingham Bar Bulletin (March 2008) [Author]
  • "Review of Metadata: Is It Ethical?" Birmingham Bar Bulletin (September 2007) [Author]
  • "The Holdings and Implications of Massachusetts v EPA," Birmingham Bar Bulletin ( June 2007) [Author]
  • "Punitive Damages: Waived By Contract," Birmingham Bar Bulletin (March 2007) [Author]
  • "Cyber-Jurisdiction: When Does Use of the Internet Establish Personal Jurisdiction?" Alabama Lawyer ( January 2002) [Co-Author]
  • "ACPA and UDRP: Bug Repellant," Birmingham Bar Bulletin (December 2000) [Co-Author]
  • "Mental Anguish Damages: An Overview of Alabama Law," Birmingham Bar Bulletin (September 2000) [Co-Author]

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Alabama Legislature Approves Equal Pay Law; Law Awaits Governor Signature
June 12, 2019

Yesterday, Alabama’s Governor, Kay Ivey, signed a new law that would prohibit employers from paying less for the same work on the basis of gender or race. After both the House and the Senate approved the bill, it was sent back with an executive amendment from Governor Ivey on May 30, 2019. Read More

Considerations for an Aging Physician Policy
April 24, 2019

Aging is inevitable. As the general population trends older, so do the physicians providing care across the United States. While data differs depending on the source, somewhere between one in three and one in four practicing physicians are over the age of 65, with this percentage rising even higher in many specialties. Read More

Illinois Jury Rejects Transgender Worker’s Discrimination Claim
July 17, 2018

  A federal jury in Illinois has rejected a transgender employee’s claim that she was discriminated against and illegally fired after she told her employer that she was transitioning. Read More

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Sexual Harassment Policies and Employee Handbooks in the Time of #MeToo

Yvonne Norris Maddalena discusses sexual harassment policy tips for employee handbooks in the time of #MeToo.

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