George M. “Jack” Neal, Jr.

, Shareholder

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Jack regularly serves in the capacity of mediator and arbitrator in civil cases of all kinds excluding domestic relations. He is also certified as an appellate mediator and serves on a number of panels of neutrals. Jack also has a general civil litigation practice in both state and federal courts. Throughout the years Jack has represented many businesses and individuals including banks, lenders and financial institutions in the enforcement of their rights and also in their defense in the areas of general tort, lender liability, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, recovery of collateral and negotiations, forbearance and work outs.

Awards & Accreditations

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


  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2008-15
    • Commercial Litigation, 2010-15
    • Litigation-Banking and Finance, 2011-15
    • Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2011-15
    • Litigation, Construction, 2011-15
  • Best Lawyers® 2014 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law  "Lawyer of the Year" in Birmingham
  • Alabama Super Lawyers, 2010-15
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • Lawyer of the Year Award, Birmingham Chapter of The American Association of Legal Professionals, 2011-12


  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • President 2009
    • Secretary Treasurer 1998
    • Executive Committee 1989-91
    • Former Chair and member of numerous committees and task forces
  • Alabama Bar Association
    • Bar Commissioner for the 10th Judicial Circuit
    • Trustee-Alabama Bar Foundation
    • Co-Chair Sub-Committee on Rules and Disciplinary Enforcement
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
    • Commissioner of Alabama Bar Continuing Education Commission
  • Alabama Law Foundation
    • Atticus Finch Society-Charter Member
    • Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation
  • American Bar Association
    • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Birmingham Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Member of the Panel of Neutrals of The American Arbitration Association in Mediation and Arbitration
  • Member of AAA Panel of Neutrals in Mediation and Arbitration
  • Member of Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution Mediation, Arbitration and Appellate Mediation
  • US District Court for the Northern District Panel of Neutrals
  • Alabama Association of Attorney Mediators
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Commercial League of America
    • Former Executive Council for Southern Region Commercial Law League of America

Thought Leadership

  • Trained by Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution in Appellate Mediation
  • Former Chair of Sirote & Permutt Birmingham Litigation Department
  • Former Chair of Sirote & Permutt Creditors Rights and Commercial Department

Cumberland School of Law

JD, 1977

University of Alabama

BS, 1971

  • Birmingham Business Alliance
  • Board of Trustees
  • Rotary International Birmingham Chapter
  • Civic Club Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, Former Member
  • Alabama Department of Conservation
  • Volunteer Instructor
  • Cumberland School of Law
  • Samford University, Dean's Advisory Board, Former Member
  • United Way of Central Alabama
  • Visiting allocation team
  • Birmingham Historical Society
  • Board of Trustees, Former Member
  • Advent Episcopal Day School
  • Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Alabama Zoological Society
  • Former Secretary/Treasurer
Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015 - 5/27/2015 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 Neal and Ragsdale Receive Alabama State Bar President's Award - 7/25/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013 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
Jack Neal & Mason Davis Inducted as Birmingham Bar Foundation Fellows - 3/1/2012 Read More
Jack Neal Elected Lawyer of the Year by BLSA - 10/13/2011 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
Jack Neal Named Fellow of Alabama Law Foundation - 2/22/2010 Read More
31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009 Read More
Jack Neal Accepted To Roster Of Neutrals For American Arbitration Association - 4/22/2009 Read More
Jack Neal Selected As Fellow To The American Bar Foundation - 4/8/2009 Read More
Sirote & Permutt Shareholder Jack Neal Installed as President of Birmingham Bar Association - 12/17/2008 Read More
Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008 Read More
Sirote Partner Neal to Serve As President-Elect of Birmingham Bar Association - 1/3/2008 Read More

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