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Gaile Pugh Gratton

Tel: 205-930-5320
Fax: 205-212-3859
Dianne DeCarlo

Gaile has considerable experience litigating employment claims. She advises clients on the development and implementation of workplace policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance. She conducts investigations of discrimination claims and employee misconduct, as well as performing labor audits. Gaile prepares employee and personnel manuals for private and public employers.

  • Recipient, AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity.
  • Clerk to the Honorable U. W. Clemon, the Former Chief Judge of the US District Court of the Northern District of Alabama, 1983-84
  • Best Lawyers in America, Labor & Employment Litigation Law
  • Admitted to practice
    • US District Court Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama
    • Alabama Supreme Court
    • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
    • US Supreme Court
  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Women's Section, Executive Board, former member
    • Grievance Committee, former member
  • Magic City, Alabama, National and American Bar Associations
  • Birmingham Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40



  • Harvard University
    JD, 1983
  • Spelman College
    BA, summa cum laude, 1980

Additional Accolades

Harvard University

  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Harvard Legal Defenders

Spelman College

  • Salutatorian
  • Psi Chi
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Dean's List
  • Trevor & Bertha Arnett Scholarship
  • Samuels Prize for Excellence



  • Jefferson County Personnel Board, hearing officer
  • Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys, president, 1994-95
  • Alabama State Bar Examiner, 1992-96
  • Leadership Birmingham, Class of 1991
  • UAB Leadership Council, 1990-95 
  • Alabama Teacher Tenure Act, Task Force on Reformation, past member


  • YWCA, junior board, past member
  • Birmingham Healthcare for the Homeless, junior board, past member
  • Legal Services of Metro Birmingham, board of directors, former member



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

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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 & Permutt Labor & Employment Group Hosts Seminar On Alabama's Immigration Law - 11/16/2011

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Sirote & Permutt Attorney Gaile Pugh Gratton Featured in Business Alabama Magazine - 4/22/2014

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Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Gratton and Sklar Selected as "Attorneys of Note" by B-Metro Magazine - 3/10/2014

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