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Lenora W. Pate

Shareholder
Birmingham
lpate@sirote.com
Tel: 205-930-5162
Fax: 205-212-3801
Assistant
Alice Cook & Linda Conner
alice.linda@sirote.com
205-930-5419

Lenora chairs the Health Care Consulting practice at Sirote & Permutt. In this capacity, she advises all types of health care providers, institutions, practices, professionals, businesses and related associations on their business legal needs, including federal and state regulatory issues. Additionally, she has significant experience in the areas of government and public policy, including state certificates of need, licensure, and state and federal health care legislative and regulatory matters.

  • Practice focuses on business; health care; government and public policy; federal/state legislation and regulation; employment, labor, and workers compensation; and insurance
  • Recipient of the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law
  • Alabama Super LawyersHealth Care
  • Who's Who in Health Care, Birmingham Business Journal, 2007, 2009 & 2011
  • Finalist in the category of Health Care Advocate in the Birmingham Business Journal's first Health Care Heroes awards created to recognize top health-care professionals, executives and volunteers for their important contributions to Birmingham's economy, 2003
  • Alabama Task Force to Strengthen Alabama's Families, appointed by Gov. Bob Riley, 2004
  • Alabama Unemployment Compensation Reform Committee, appointed by Gov. Bob Riley, 2004 
  • The Alabama Citizens' Constitution Commission, tasked with reviewing basic flawed provisions of the Alabama Constitution, vice-chair, appointed by Gov. Bob Riley, 2003
    • Co-chair, present
  • Governor's Commission on Efficiency, Consolidation, and Funding and, appointed by Gov. Bob Riley, 2003
    • Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (examined Alabama's ten Health and Human Service agencies), chair
  • Governor's Commission on Education Spending, group of business professionals and leaders from all levels of education across Alabama, appointed by Gov. Bob Riley, 2003
  • Governor Bob Riley transition team, charged with recommending qualified candidates for cabinet positions in state government, 2002
  • Served in Governor Jim Folsom's Cabinet as the first woman Director of the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, during which she was Alabama’s liaison to federal and state Health Care Reform Task Forces and Alabama's designee to implement the North American Free Trade Agreement, 1993-95
  • Frequent speaker on public policy, health care and issues affecting women

 

 

Schools

  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, summa cum laude, 1985
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    BA, 1970

Additional Accolades

Cumberland School of Law

  • Cumberland Law Review, Articles Editor

 

 

  • National Alumni Association for Cumberland School of Law, president
  • Birmingham Jewish Federation, board of directors
  • Judson College Board of Trustees 
  • Samford University Board of Overseers
    • 1997 pace setter: Stennis Center Southern Women in Public Service
  • Leadership Alabama Class IV
  • Leadership Birmingham Class 2009
  • American Cancer Society
    • Chairman and member of Board of Directors
    • Mid-South Division Community Volunteer of the Year, 2004-05
    • Alabama Volunteer of the Year Award for advocacy related to passage of local anti-smoking ordinances, 2004-05 
  • Metropolitan Arts Council, board of directors
  • Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority, Jefferson County Commission appointee
    • past president
  • United Way of Central Alabama, Leadership Division campaign, co-chair, 2006
  • Top Five Most Influential Lawyers, Birmingham News Leadership Survey, 1999
  • Top Women in Business, Birmingham Business Journal, 1999
  • Girl Scouts' Woman of Distinction, 2000
  • Birmingham Jewish Federation Israel NOW Campaign, co-chair, 2002
  • Israel Bonds Israel’s Declaration of Independence Award, 2004
  • State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, past member
  • Alabama Commission on Elder Abuse, past member
  • Alabama Long-Term Care Policy Development Council, past member
  • Alabama Women's Commission, gubernatorial appointee and past chair
  • Third Citizens Conference on the Alabama State Courts, Alabama Bar appointee
  • UAB School of Public Health Advisory Board, past member
  • Women's Exchange, board of directors, past member
  • Women's Fund of Birmingham, board of directors, past member
  • Alabama Women's Leadership Database, board of directors, past member
  • Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union, board of directors, past member

Lenora Pate Named Birmingham Business Journal’s Who’s Who of Health Care - 12/15/2014

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

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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 Hosts a Free Seminar About Health Care Law - 5/2/2013

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Sirote's Lenora W. Pate will Emcee UAB Belles & Whistles Dinner - 4/23/2013

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Sirote & Permutt Wins "2013 Communitas Award" for Community Partnership Initiative - 4/1/2013

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"Birmingham Business Journal" Names Sirote & Permutt as Nonprofit Awards Finalist - 3/18/2013

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Sirote Supports Initiative Breaks New Ground as Finalist in Birmingham Magazine’s Inaugural “Groundbreaker” Awards - 1/9/2013

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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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Legal Alert: Supreme Court Upholds Federal Health Care Reform - 7/3/2012

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Lenora Pate Discusses Sirote Supports on WDJC - 4/20/2012

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Lenora Pate to Receive Bailey Thomson Award - 9/23/2011

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

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Sirote's Lenora W. Pate Serves on Women's Business Council Meeting Panel - 4/2/2014

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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


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 Shareholder Pate named as 2009 Who's Who in Alabama Health Care - 2/4/2009

Lenora Pate, a shareholder in the law firm of Sirote & Permutt, has been named to the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) 2009 Who’s Who in Health Care. The BBJ publishes this exclusive issue every two years as a resource guide to keep readers informed of leaders in the health care industry in Birmingham. 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