Thomas Woodall

, Shareholder

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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.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Best Lawyers in America©


  • The Best Lawyers in America
    • Appellate Practice 2016


  • 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

JD, 1975

Millsaps College

BA, cum laude, 1972

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Eta Sigma

  • Editor, Appellate Law Blog
  • Speaker, “Oral Argument Don’ts,” CLE Alabama Appellate Practice Panel, March 2013
Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America© for 2016 - 8/17/2015 Read More
Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Woodall Appointed by Sirote & Permutt to Head its Mediation and Arbitration Practice Group - 9/23/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2015 - 8/19/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt's Woodall to be Featured Speaker at National Law Day Event - 4/29/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt's Tom Woodall to Present at Appellate Practice Seminar - 3/4/2013 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Inducted As Fellows of The Birmingham Bar Foundation - 2/28/2013 Read More
Supreme Court Justice Tom Woodall Joins Sirote & Permutt's Appellate Practice Group - 2/6/2013 Read More

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