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Thomas A. Woodall

Tel: 205-930-5319
Fax: 205-212-2897
Christina Whitburn

Tom serves as Chair of Sirote’s Appellate Practice Group where he leads the group in all aspects of the appellate process, from drafting briefs and motions to oral arguments, in all Alabama and federal appellate courts, including the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He also utilizes his special training as a mediator/arbitrator in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) cases.

  • Served as Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, 2001-13
  • Served as Jefferson County Circuit Judge, 1996-2001
  • Alabama Supreme Court’s Alabama Pattern Jury Instruction–Civil Committee, Member, 2013
  • Alabama Supreme Court’s Alabama Pattern Jury Instruction–Civil Committee, Member & Vice-Chairman, 1985-2001
  • Birmingham Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Alabama Law Foundation, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Executive Committee
    • Chair, Grievance Committee
    • Chair, Civil Courts Procedures Committee
    • Chair, Membership Committee
    • Chair, Lawyer Referral Service Committee
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • University of Virginia School of Law
    J.D., 1975
  • Millsaps College
    B.A., cum laude, 1972

Additional Accolades

Millsaps College

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Eta Sigma



  • Editor, Appellate Law Blog
  • Speaker, “Oral Argument Don’ts,” CLE Alabama Appellate Practice Panel, March 2013


Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Woodall Appointed by Sirote & Permutt to Head its Mediation and Arbitration Practice Group - 9/23/2014

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

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Sirote & Permutt's Tom Woodall to Present at Appellate Practice Seminar - 3/4/2013

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Sirote Attorneys Inducted As Fellows of The Birmingham Bar Foundation - 2/28/2013

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Supreme Court Justice Tom Woodall Joins Sirote & Permutt's Appellate Practice Group - 2/6/2013

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Sirote & Permutt's Woodall to be Featured Speaker at National Law Day Event - 4/29/2014

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