Elizabeth Hutchins

, Shareholder


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Liz is the Chair of the firm's Estates, Wills, and Trusts practice group. Her practice includes planning for the management and distribution of clients' estates to accomplish their goals and to minimize estate taxes using sophisticated estate planning tools and techniques. She counsels business owners regarding succession planning. In probate administration, she assists in the orderly distribution of estate assets and planning for estate and income tax issues. Liz also works with clients to accomplish effective charitable giving and establishes both public and private tax-exempt, charitable entities.

Awards & Accreditations

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


  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Trusts and Estates, 2003-15
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 Trusts and Estates  "Lawyer of the Year" in Birmingham
  • Alabama Super Lawyers 2008-15
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, State Chair
  • Birmingham Magazine “Top Attorney” for Probate


  • Alabama State Bar, Texas State Bar, Georgia State Bar and Birmingham Bar Associations

Thought Leadership

  • Estate Planning for individuals, including advising clients in planning their estates to accomplish personal goals and minimize estate taxes
  • Drafts documents such as wills and trusts, to carry out clients' plans
  • Assists families of deceased persons in probate administration--especially those estates with estate, gift or income tax implications
  • Helps clients develop charitable giving techniques and establish both public and private tax-exempt entities

Cumberland School of Law

JD, summa cum laude, 1981

  • Cumberland Law Review, Comments Editor
  • Law Clerk to Judge Robert B. Propst, US District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1981-82

New York University School of Law

LLM in Taxation, 1989

Judson College

BA, summa cum laude, 1977

  • Alabama Planned Giving Council
  • Past President and Current Member
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • Professional Advisors Committee
  • Birmingham Estate Planning Counci
  • Board of Directors
  • The Women’s Network
  • Member
  • YWCA of Central Alabama
  • Board of Directors
  • Author, "Pass the Purple Purse with YWCA for Domestic Violence Awarenes," Sirote Supports, October 2013
  • Author,"Partner with YWCA and Allstate Foundation in Ending Domestic Violence," Sirote Supports, October 2012
  • Author, "Disposition of Remains After Death", Estate Planning Advantage, Spring 2012
  • Author, "YWCA Purse & Passion: Not a Dry Eye in the House", Sirote Supports, April 2012
  • Author, "YWCA Purse & Passion Luncheon: Raising Critical Funds and Awareness," Sirote Supports, April 2012
  • Author, “Lessons from Leona”, Estate Planning Advantage, Fall 2007
  • Co-author, "Financial Planners Should Ask The 'Charity' Question", Birmingham Business Journal, July 1, 2005
Sirote's Cooper, Hutchins and Ragsdale Designated "Lawyers of the Year" for 2015 - 10/20/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2015 - 8/19/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys to Speak at 95th Alabama Society of CPAs Annual Meeting - 6/3/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Attorney Elizabeth Hutchins to Present at Alabama Society of CPAs' Women's Summit - 5/5/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Liz Hutchins and Andy Andrews to Speak at 2014 Alabama Money Expo - 1/28/2014 Read More
Important Questions Business Owners Should be Asking Their Attorneys? Liz Hutchins has the Answers. - 10/11/2013 Read More
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2014 - 8/16/2013 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Estate Planning Alert: What to Know Before Donating - 5/24/2013 Read More
Sirote's Elizabeth Hutchins Appointed Alabama State Chair for ACTEC - 4/19/2013 Read More
Sirote's Liz Hutchins Goes One-On-One With Stylist Richard Joseph In B-Metro Interview - 1/11/2013 Read More
Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012 Read More
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the "Best Lawyers in America" for 2013 - 11/5/2012 Read More
Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys - 2/2/2012 Read More
Craig Stephens Fellow in the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel - 4/25/2011 Read More
Elizabeth Hutchins Featured in Business Journal Article - 9/3/2010 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
Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers - 5/19/2009 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008 Read More
Fourteen Sirote Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers - 6/9/2008 Read More

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