Robert C. Lockwood

Robert lockwood

Robert Lockwood is a litigator with a diverse practice focusing on employment law, general civil litigation and health care law.  He tries cases in all state and federal courts, as well as administrative hearings at all levels of government.  Robert has been recognized as a Mid-South SuperLawyer in the area of Employment Law since 2011, and he holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  Robert's blog, , provides regular employment law updates for Alabama employers.  Prior to joining Wilmer & Lee, Robert was a judicial law clerk to United States District Court Judge C. Lynwood Smith, Jr.

Outside the practice of law, Robert is involved both professionally and civically.  He is a member of the Alabama Board of Bar Examiners and the Alabama Access to Justice Commission.  Robert is a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation and he is a graduate of the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum.  He is the past- President of the Huntsville Rotary Club -- one of the 50 Largest Clubs in Rotary International.  Robert is a former President of the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association and the Board of the Madison County Volunteer Lawyer Program.

Robert and his wife, Julie, attend Huntsville First United Methodist Church, where he has served on the Board of Trustees.  They have two sons, Carter and Richard.

Areas of Focus
  • Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Health Care

  • B.A. Birmingham-Southern College - 1992
  •  J.D. University of Alabama School of Law, cum laude, 1996

Licensed In

Admitted In
  • All State Courts in Alabama
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • All United States District Courts in Alabama

Professional and Community Activities
  • Alabama Board of Bar Examiners
  • Alabama Access to Justice Commission
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel - Vice-Chair Public Entity Liability Section & Vice-Chair Employment Practices Liability Section
  • ALS Association of Alabama Board of Trustees
  • Huntsville Rotary Club – Past President
  • Huntsville Madison County Bar Association – Past President
  • Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program – Past President
  • New Hope Children’s Clinic – Past President
  • Arts Huntsville Board Member

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Mid-South SuperLawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation

Robert represents county governments and officials throughout Alabama

Attorney to the Madison County Personnel Board

Robert publishes a blog on Alabama employment law issues:

You May Not Know
Robert is an accomplished fly fisherman.  He regularly catches more and larger trout than his friend, Rich Raleigh.