Kerry McInerney

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Kerry represents businesses in civil litigation, including lender liability cases with a particular emphasis in class action lawsuits and complex civil litigation. As co-chair of the Mortgage Litigation Group, Kerry defends servicers against claims of consumer fraud and statutory violations of consumer lending, consumer finance and wrongful foreclosures. Kerry serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Mortgage Litigation Group. 


  • Birmingham Business Journal's, Top 40 Under 40 Business Professionals, 2010
  • Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, Business Litigation, 2009


  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • 2010 Commercial Litigation Seminar, chair
    • Commercial Litigation Committee, national marketing chair
    • Executive Committee
    • Steering Committee
    • National Membership Chair
  • Birmingham, Alabama and American Bar Associations

Thought Leadership

  • Co-Chair, Mortgage Litigation Group
  • Defends mortgage lenders against claims of statutory violations of TILA, FDCPA, FCRA, FACTA and RESPA

Cumberland School of Law

JD, cum laude, 1998

  • Cumberland Law Review
  • Robert B. Donworth Appellate Advocacy Competition winner

Wayne State University

MA, summa cum laude, 1994

Birmingham Southern College

BA, 1992

  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • North Central Alabama Affiliate, Executive Committee, Board of Directors
  • 2014 Vulcan Park Foundation Spear Award—Hero Honoree
  • Alabama Appleseed Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • Levite Jewish Community Center
  • Membership Committee
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Alabama Chapter, Tiffany Leadership Award, 2004
  • Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
  • Project Corporate Leadership, 2001
  • Shelby Humane Society
  • Former General Counsel and Board Member
  • Co-Author, "Pino v. Bank of New York Mellon", inSight: Mortgage Law, February 2013
  • Co-Author, "Mortgage Assignments, Quiet Title and More", inSight: Mortgage Law, December 2012
  • Co-Author, "TILA Decisions", inSight: Mortgage Law, November 2012
  • Author, "Sirote Employees Help Get One Step Closer to Cure for Breast Cancer," Sirote Supports, November 2012
  • Author, "Race for an End to Breast Cancer This Weekend," Sirote Supports, October 2012
  • Co-Author, "TILA, MERS Systems and More", inSight: Mortgage Law, October 2012
  • Co-Author, "MERS, Foreclosure Complaints and Moran Alleen Test", inSight: Mortgage Law, September 2012
  • Co-Author,"Lender's Standing, Proposed Servicing Rules and More", inSight: Mortgage Law, August 2012
  • Author, "Florida Supreme Court Terminates Mandatory Mediation", inSight: Mortgage Law, Year End 2011
  • Author, “Landmark “Standing” Verdict Issued in Favor of Lenders by Alabama Trial Court,” inSight: Mortgage Law, Special Issue 2011
  • Author, “TILA Rescission: A Class Act?”, inSight: Mortgage Law, October 2009
  • Co-author, “Legislation that Could Alter the Mortgage Landscape 
  • Senator Durbin and Representative Conyers’ cramdown proposals”, inSight: Mortgage Law, February 2009
  • Co-author, “The Future of Foreclosure -- As Seen from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”, inSight: Mortgage Law, December 2008
  • Co-Author, "In re Harris Dismissed," InSight: Mortgage Law, Special Issue 2008
  • Author,“Post-Petition Rescission Risk”, inSight: Mortgage Law, October 2008
  • Speaker, “Litigation Review – New & Significant Cases”, USFN Legal Issues, 2010
  • Speaker, “Insights into Preventing and Managing Mortgage and Lending Litigation,” ACI Residential Mortgage Forum, 2009
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics: Mortgage Litigation and Case Law,” Mortgage Servicing Academy educational seminar, Simi Valley, 2009
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics in Class Action Damages,” DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, 2009
  • Speaker, “FDCPA & Other Consumer Protection Statutes,” Client Educational Training Seminar, Austin, 2008
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics: New Cases & Class Actions,” USFN Legal Issues, 2008
  • Speaker, “FDCPA & Class Actions,” USFN Legal Issues, 2007
  • Speaker, "E-Discovery: Roll With The Changes," Alabama Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel, 2007
  • Speaker, “Finding the Fairness: The Class Action Fairness Act,” USFN Legal Issues, 2006
  • Speaker, “The Art of Persuasion: Using Acting Techniques to Turn Your Net Argument Into A Command Performance,” DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, 2006
  • Speaker, "Paperless Tiger: Law Firm Technology for the 21st Century," DRI Annual Meeting, 2006
  • Speaker, "Enforcing Covenants Not to Compete in Alabama," CLE By The Hour, 1999
  • Author,“Growing Your Practice,” DRI: For the Defense, June 2009
  • Author, “Bailout or Fallout? Will President Obama’s Foreclosure Moratorium Slow the Onslaught of Mortgage Litigation?” DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, 2008
  • Author, “Lender Beware: Construction Lending and the Assumed Duty Doctrine,” DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • Author, "Essential Non-Billable Hours," DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
  • Author, "Internal Marketing," DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
  • Author, "Counselor, Represent Thyself," DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
  • Author, "Another Day Undiscovered," DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
  • Author, "Proficiency, There Is No Substitute," DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
  • Author, "If You Want Something Done Right, Learn How To Do It Yourself," DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
  • Author, "Want Fries With That?" DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
  • Co-Author, "Mediation: The Humanization of the Justice System Resulting in the Truest Equities Among the Parties," Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 1999
  • Co-Author, "A Matter of Principle: The Role of Religious Philosophies in Resolution," American College of Civil Trial Mediators
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Kerry McInerney Recognized for Writing and Publishing Excellence - 10/29/2010 Read More
Sirote Receives 2010 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/11/2010 Read More
Kerry McInerney named as "Top 40 Under 40" - 3/1/2010 Read More
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