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Melinda M. Mathews

Tel: 205-930-5135
Fax: 205-212-3840
Reva Ramey

Melinda focuses her practice on complex trust and estate matters for her clients, assisting them in minimizing estate taxes while accomplishing their personal goals with regards to wealth preservation and financial management.

  • Estate Planning for numerous professionals and business people including advising clients in planning their estates and insurance to accomplish personal goals and minimize estate taxes
  • Draft 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
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow, 1990-present 
  • Birmingham Estate Planning Council, member, 1981-present; president, 1998
  • National Estate Planning Council, board member 1999-00
  • Birmingham Tax Forum, member, 1981-present; president, 1991
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates Law, 1993-present
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Estate Planning and Probate; Top 25 Women Lawyers in Alabama, 2009
  • Recipient of the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • Cumberland Law School, Adjunct professor of Estate Planning, 2003-09



  • University of Florida School of Law
    LLM in Taxation, 1981
  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, 1978
  • Birmingham Southern College
    BA, cum laude, 1965
  • Vanderbilt University
    MAT, 1969

  • Alabama Watercolor Society, board of directors secretary, 2005-present 
  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, board of directors, 2010-present 
  • The Women's Network, member, 1990-present 
  • Leadership Birmingham, Class of 1992


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

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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

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