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Sirote’s Jack Neal and Barry Ragsdale Receive Alabama State Bar 2015 President’s Award

July 29, 2015

George M. “Jack” Neal, Jr. and Barry A. Ragsdale, both shareholders at Sirote & Permutt, recently received the 2015 President’s Award at the Alabama State Bar annual meeting.

Neal and Ragsdale were among several attorneys and judges chosen by Alabama State Bar (ASB) president Rich Raleigh. The President’s Award is presented each year to those members of the Alabama Bar that best exemplify legal contributions consistent with the Alabama State Bar’s motto of “Lawyers Render Service.” “We are especially proud of Jack and Barry,” said W. Todd Carlisle, President of Sirote & Permutt. “Their recognition affirms our tradition of approaching the practice of law with excellence and above all, integrity and commitment, as well as service to our state and local bar associations.”

The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the official statewide organization of lawyers in Alabama, dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

Neal 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. Neal also has a general civil litigation practice in both state and federal courts. Ragsdale represents defendants and plaintiffs in anti-trust, securities, insurance and business fraud cases. He also handles matters involving trust and estate, shareholder, and other complex litigation and class actions, representing clients in state and federal courts.

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