J. Mason Davis

, Shareholder


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Mason has a long, distinguished career representing clients in business, antitrust, securities and product liability litigation, as well as life, health and surety company defense. He also has extensive experience before Insurance Regulatory Departments and Commissions and has participated in numerous trials in both state and federal courts. His appellate practice includes matters before the Supreme Court of Alabama and the 5th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Awards & Accreditations

  • Best Lawyers in America©
  • Alabama Super Lawyers
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™


  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Commercial Litigation, 2006-15
    • Corporate Law, 2006-15
  • Alabama Super Lawyers 2015
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • Birmingham Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2006
  • Best of US Inc., Commercial Litigation


  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • President, 1984-85  
  • Alabama State Bar
    • Board of Bar Commissioners, 1987-96
  • American and National Bar Associations 

State University of New York at Buffalo

JD, 1959

  • Law Review

Talladega College

AB, 1956

  • Honoree, "Lifetime Achievement in Civil Rights,"
  • NAACP, 2013
  • Honoree
  • Alabama Poverty Project, 2013
  • Honoree, Journey for Justice
  • Birmingham Bar Foundation, 2013
  • Alabama Citizens' Constitution Commission
  • Selected by Governor Bob Riley, 2003
  • United Way of Central Alabama
  • Chairman, 2002-03 
  • Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, 2001-02  
  • Energen Corporation
  • Board of Directors
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor, 1972-97
  • Talladega College
  • Board of Trustees, Chairman 1981-88
  • Success by Six
  • Blue Ribbon Committee 
  • Alabama Democratic Party, State Democratic Executive Committee
  • Secretary, 1978-97 
  • Alabama Archives and History Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, 2009

  • Author, "Civil Rights Empowerment Week Highlights a Better Birmingham," Sirote Supports, September 2013
  • Author,"1963 to 2013: Telling the Story," Sirote Supports, January 2013
  • Panelist with Judge U.W. Clemon, "Life as a Black Lawyer in Birmingham in the 1960s," 2013
  • Speaker, "Life as a Lawyer in the 1960s," Ukraine Business Professionals, 2013 

Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2015 - 8/19/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt's J. Mason Davis, Jr. Inducted into Alabama Lawyers Association Hall of Fame - 7/23/2014 Read More
Sirote's J. Mason Davis, Jr. to Appear on PBS Documentary "Stand! Untold Stories from the Civil Rights Movement" - 2/6/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Attorney J. Mason Davis Honored by the Alabama Poverty Project - 8/21/2013 Read More
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2014 - 8/16/2013 Read More
Revered Sirote Attorneys Honored for Contributions to Civil Rights Movement at Journey for Justice Gala - 5/13/2013 Read More
Celebrating 50 Years Forward - 4/26/2013 Read More
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2013 - 11/5/2012 Read More
Mason Davis Featured in the Birmingham News - 8/28/2012 Read More
Jack Neal & Mason Davis Inducted as Birmingham Bar Foundation Fellows - 3/1/2012 Read More
Mason Davis Reads for Governor Bentley's Induction into Academy of Honor - 11/16/2011 Read More
Maury Shevin and Mason Davis Participate in Radio Fundraiser -- 90.3 FM WBHM - 4/13/2011 Read More
Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010 Read More
31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008 Read More

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