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Stephen B. Porterfield

Tel: 205-930-5278
Fax: 205-212-3862
Christina Whitburn

Stephen handles a wide variety of commercial litigation matters that routinely arise in bankruptcy proceedings or that involve other creditors' rights or creditor liability issues. His mortgage litigation practice focuses on representing lenders in consumer proceedings, including class actions. He tries cases in both state and federal courts.

  • Represents creditors and debtors in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Law Clerk, Senior US District Judge Robert E. Varner, Middle District of Alabama, 1988-89 
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Litigation Committee, former co-chair
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Birmingham Business Journal, Who's Who in Law and Accounting, 2006 


  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1988
  • Auburn University
    BS, 1985

Additional Accolades

Cumberland School of Law

  • Cumberland Law Review
  • Curia Honoris



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