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J. Mason Davis Jr.

Tel: 205-930-5134
Fax: 205-212-3849
Sandy Campbell

Mason has a long, distinguished career representing clients in business, antitrust, securities and product liability litigation, as well as life, health and surety company defense. He also has extensive experience before Insurance Regulatory Departments and Commissions and has participated in numerous trials in both state and federal courts. His appellate practice includes matters before the Supreme Court of Alabama and the 5th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals.

  • Recipient, AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • Best of US Inc., Commercial Litigation
  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • president, 1984-85 
  • Alabama State Bar
    • Board of Bar Commissioners, 1987-96
  • American and National Bar Associations
  • Best Lawyers in AmericaPublic Finance Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Law 
  • Birmingham Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2006




  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    JD, 1959; LLD, honoris causa, 2009
  • Talladega College
    AB, 1956

Additional Accolades

State University of New York at Buffalo

  • Law Review



  • Honoree, "Lifetime Achievement in Civil Rights," NAACP, 2013 
  • Honoree, Alabama Poverty Project, 2013
  • Honoree, Journey for Justice, Birmingham Bar Foundation, 2013
  • Alabama Citizens' Constitution Commission, Selected by Governor Bob Riley, 2003
  • United Way of Central Alabama, chairman, 2002-03 
  • Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, chairman, 2001-02 
  • Energen Corporation, board of directors
  • University of Alabama School of Law, adjunct professor, 1972-97
  • Talladega College, board of trustees, chairman 1981-88
  • Success by Six, Blue Ribbon Committee
  • Alabama Democratic Party, State Democratic Executive Committee, secretary, 1978-97 
  • Alabama Archives and History Foundation, board of directors
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, honorary doctorate degree, 2009



  • Panelist with Judge U.W. Clemon, "Life as a Black Lawyer in Birmingham in the 1960s," 2013
  • Speaker, "Life as a Lawyer in the 1960s," Ukraine Business Professionals, 2013



Sirote's J. Mason Davis, Jr. to Appear on PBS Documentary "Stand! Untold Stories from the Civil Rights Movement" - 2/6/2014

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Sirote & Permutt Attorney J. Mason Davis Honored by the Alabama Poverty Project - 8/21/2013

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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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Revered Sirote Attorneys Honored for Contributions to Civil Rights Movement at Journey for Justice Gala - 5/13/2013

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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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Mason Davis Featured in the Birmingham News - 8/28/2012

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

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Mason Davis Reads for Governor Bentley’s Induction into Academy of Honor - 11/16/2011

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Maury Shevin and Mason Davis Participate in Radio Fundraiser -- 90.3 FM WBHM - 4/13/2011

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

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

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