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Elizabeth H. Hutchins

Tel: 205-930-5381
Fax: 205-212-3875
Kay Still

Liz is the Chair of the firm's Estates, Wills, and Trusts practice group. Her practice includes planning for the management and distribution of clients' estates to accomplish their goals and to minimize estate taxes using sophisticated estate planning tools and techniques. She counsels business owners regarding succession planning. In probate administration, she assists in the orderly distribution of estate assets and planning for estate and income tax issues. Liz also works with clients to accomplish effective charitable giving and establishes both public and private tax-exempt, charitable entities.

  • Estate Planning for individuals, including advising clients in planning their estates to accomplish personal goals and minimize estate taxes
  • Drafts documents such as wills and trusts, to carry out clients' plans
  • Assists families of deceased persons in probate administration--especially those estates with estate, gift or income tax implications
  • Helps clients develop charitable giving techniques and establish both public and private tax-exempt entities
  • Recipient of the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity 
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Estate Planning and Probate
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates Law
  • Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney” for Probate
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow
  • Alabama State Bar, Texas State Bar, Georgia State Bar and Birmingham Bar Associations



  • New York University
    LLM in Taxation, 1989
  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, summa cum laude, 1981
  • Judson College
    BA, summa cum laude, 1977

Additional Accolades

Cumberland School of Law

  • Cumberland Law Review, Comments Editor
  • Law Clerk to Judge Robert B. Propst, US District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1981-82


  • Alabama Planned Giving Council, past president and current member
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Professional Advisors Committee
  • Birmingham Estate Planning Council, board of directors
  • The Women’s Network, Member
  • YWCA of Central Alabama, Board of Directors


Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Liz Hutchins and Andy Andrews to Speak at 2014 Alabama Money Expo - 1/28/2014

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Important Questions Business Owners Should be Asking Their Attorneys? Liz Hutchins has the Answers. - 10/11/2013

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2014 - 8/16/2013

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Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013

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Sirote & Permutt Estate Planning Alert: What to Know Before Donating - 5/24/2013

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Sirote's Elizabeth Hutchins Appointed Alabama State Chair for ACTEC - 4/19/2013

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Sirote's Liz Hutchins Goes One-On-One With Stylist Richard Joseph In B-Metro Interview - 1/11/2013

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Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2013 - 11/5/2012

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Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012

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Craig Stephens Fellow in the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel - 4/25/2011

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Elizabeth Hutchins Featured in Business Journal Article - 9/3/2010

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Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

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31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

31 Sirote attorneys listed in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers Read More

Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers - 5/19/2009

Birmingham law firm Sirote & Permutt is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in the “2009 Super Lawyers” publication. Read More

Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008

The following attorneys with the law firm of Sirote & Permutt have been named to the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers: Read More

Fourteen Sirote Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers - 6/9/2008

Sirote & Permutt had fourteen lawyers listed in the 2008 edition of Alabama Super Lawyers. They were Katherine N. Barr, Robert R. Baugh, Steven A. Brickman, Julian D. Butler, John H. Cooper, Elizabeth H. Hutchins, Ronald A. Levitt, Melinda M. Mathews, Joel A. Mendler, Lenora W. Pate, J. Jeffrey Rich, Maurice L. Shevin, Judith F. Todd, and George M. Van Tassel, Jr. Read More