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George M. "Jack" Neal, Jr.

Tel: 205-930-5252
Fax: 205-212-3845

Jack regularly serves in the capacity of mediator and arbitrator in civil cases of all kinds excluding domestic relations. He is also certified as an appellate mediator and serves on a number of panels of neutrals. Jack also has a general civil litigation practice in both state and federal courts. Throughout the years Jack has represented many businesses and individuals including banks, lenders and financial institutions in the enforcement of their rights and also in their defense in the areas of general tort, lender liability, commercial litigation, bankruptcy , recovery of collateral and negotiations, forbearance and work outs.

  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • President 2009
    • Secretary Treasurer 1998
    • Executive Committee 1989-91
    • Former Chair and member of numerous committees and task forces
  • Alabama Bar Association
    • Bar Commissioner for the 10th Judicial Circuit
    • Trustee-Alabama Bar Foundation
    • Co-Chair Sub-Committee on Rules and Disciplinary Enforcement
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
    • Commissioner of Alabama Bar Continuing Education Commission
  • Alabama Law Foundation
    • Atticus Finch Society-Charter Member
    • Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation
  • American Bar Association
    • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Birmingham Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Birmingham Chapter of The American Association of Legal Professional, 2011-12
  • Member of the Panel of Neutrals of The American Arbitration Association in Mediation and Arbitration
  • Trained by Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution in Appellate Mediation
  • Member of AAA Panel of Neutrals in Mediation and Arbitration
  • Member of Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution Mediation, Arbitration and Appellate Mediation
  • US District Court for the Northern District Panel of Neutrals
  • Alabama Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former Chair of Sirote & Permutt Birmingham Litigation Department
  • Former Chair of Sirote & Permutt Creditors Rights and Commercial Department 
  • Commercial League of America
    • Former Executive Council for Southern Region Commercial Law League of America
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Construction Litigation
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Litigation
  • Recipient, AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity


  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, 1977
  • University of Alabama
    BS, 1971

  • Birmingham Business Alliance, Board of Trustees
  • Rotary International Birmingham Chapter 
  • Civic Club Foundation, Board of Trustees, former member
  • Alabama Department of Conservation, volunteer instructor
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Dean's Advisory Board, former member
  • United Way of Central Alabama, visiting allocation team
  • Birmingham Historical Society, Board of Trustees, former member
  • Advent Episcopal Day School, Board of Directors, former member
  • Alabama Zoological  Society, former Secretary/Treasurer

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Woodall Appointed by Sirote & Permutt to Head its Mediation and Arbitration Practice Group - 9/23/2014

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Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2015 - 8/19/2014

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Sirote & Permutt's Neal and Ragsdale Receive Alabama State Bar President’s Award - 7/25/2014

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

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Celebrating 50 Years Forward - 4/26/2013

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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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Jack Neal & Mason Davis Inducted as Birmingham Bar Foundation Fellows - 3/1/2012

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Jack Neal Elected Lawyer of the Year by BLSA - 10/13/2011

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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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Jack Neal Named Fellow of Alabama Law Foundation - 2/22/2010

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Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014

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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

Jack Neal Accepted To Roster Of Neutrals For American Arbitration Association - 4/22/2009

Jack Neal, a shareholder at Sirote & Permutt was recently accepted to the Roster of Neutrals for both Arbitration and Mediation by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Read More

Jack Neal Selected As Fellow To The American Bar Foundation - 4/8/2009

Sirote attorney George M. “Jack” Neal, Jr. has been selected to serve as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Read More

Sirote & Permutt Shareholder Jack Neal Installed as President of Birmingham Bar Association - 12/17/2008

Sirote & Permutt Shareholder George M. "Jack" Neal, Jr. has been installed as President of the Birmingham Bar Association for 2009. 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

Sirote Partner Neal to Serve As President-Elect of Birmingham Bar Association - 1/3/2008

George M. “Jack” Neal, Jr., a shareholder in the firm of Sirote & Permutt, P.C., has been elected to serve as President-Elect of the Birmingham Bar Association for 2008. Read More