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Peter M. Wright

Tel: 205-930-5304
Fax: 205-212-3847
Sheldon Eller

Peter's practice focuses on trust and estate litigation matters, with particular emphasis on will contests, estate and trust administration matters, joint account or joint ownership of property disputes, power of attorney litigation, and general representation of fiduciaries (including trust institutions or corporate trustees), and beneficiaries of estates and trusts. Additionally, Peter routinely handles adversarial and non-adversarial guardianship and conservatorship matters, and has been appointed to mediate various trust and estate administration disputes.

  • Assists families of deceased persons in probate administration--especially those estates with estate, gift or income tax implications
  • Represents both fiduciaries (including trust institutions) and beneficiaries in trust and estate litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trust & Estates Litigation
  • Assists family members in protective proceedings, including conservatorships and guardianships
  • 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 & Trust Litigation


  • The University of Alabama School of Law, adjunct professor
  • National Institute For Trial Advocacy, teaching
  • Birmingham, Alabama State and American Bar Associations


  • University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 1995
  • Washington & Lee University
    BA, 1985

Additional Accolades

 University of Alabama School of Law

  • Alabama Law Review
    • Managing Board
    • Senior Student Articles Editor
  • Jessup International Moot Court Team
  • Order of the Barristers
  • John A. Campbell Moot Court Board



Speaker, "Guardianships and Conservatorships in Alabama", Special Needs Roundtable, July 2013

Speaker, "Probate in Alabama: Litigation Issues Explained," August 2013

Author, "Don't 'Just Say No' to Power Attorney Transactions," The Counselor, Fall 2011

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

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Sirote's Peter Wright to Speak at "Probate in Alabama: Litigation Issues Explained" Seminar - 8/19/2013

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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's Katherine N. Barr and Peter M. Wright to Speak at Special Needs Roundtable - 7/11/2013

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

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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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Sirote's Peter Wright Cited in Birmingham News Article about Estate Planning - 10/24/2012

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Mullins, Wright and Ragsdale to Speak at ABA Fall Trust Conference - 9/27/2011

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Peter Wright Appointed to Homewood City Council - 2/18/2011

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Sirote Shareholder Peter Wright To Speak At Probate Law Seminar - 5/7/2009

Peter M. Wright, a shareholder with the law firm of Sirote & Permutt, will be a featured presenter at a seminar for the National Business Institute. Read More