Stephen Porterfield

, Shareholder

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Stephen handles a wide variety of commercial litigation matters that routinely arise in bankruptcy proceedings or that involve other creditors' rights or creditor liability issues. His mortgage litigation practice focuses on representing lenders in consumer proceedings, including class actions. He tries cases in both state and federal courts.

Awards & Accreditations

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


  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2010-16
    • Commercial Litigation, 2013-16
  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating
  • Birmingham Business Journal, Who's Who in Law and Accounting, 2006 


  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Litigation Committee, former co-chair
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Commercial Law League of America
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Thought Leadership

  • Represents creditors and debtors in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Law Clerk, Senior US District Judge Robert E. Varner, Middle District of Alabama, 1988-89

Cumberland School of Law

JD, cum laude, 1988

  • Cumberland Law Review
  • Curia Honoris

Auburn University

BS, 1985

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