Edward M. Friend, III

Edward M. Friend, III: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (112 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Eddie represents physicians and healthcare organizations in a wide variety of business and regulatory matters. He also represents a diversified clientele in varied business, real estate, and regulatory issues.

Why did you become an attorney?

My father, who was a founder of this firm in 1946, instilled in me at an early age a love of helping others navigate their challenges and achieve their goals. My fledgling career began at age 10, working in our file room and serving coffee. I have received enormous satisfaction during 47 years of practice serving our clients and witnessing their successes.

Who has inspired you in your career?

The four founders of this firm were individuals of great wisdom, vision, integrity, and compassion. Their example inspires me everyday.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Since its founding, Sirote & Permutt has encouraged an ethic of civic and professional involvement. That has afforded me the opportunity to represent pro bono or otherwise assist disadvantaged persons, as well as become a supporter of causes that enrich this community.

Awards and Accreditations

•AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating


•AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Outside the Office

•Alabama Academy of Honor
•Alabama Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
•Outstanding Civic Leader (2008)
•Alabama Law School Foundation
•Former Director
•American Red Cross, Birmingham Chapter
•Former Chairman of the Board
•Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham
•Former Chairman of the Board
•Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce
•Former Chairman of the Board
•Birmingham Festival of the Arts
•Former Chairman of the Board
•Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
•Former President, Board of Trustees
•Leadership Alabama
•Former Chairman of the Board
•Legal Aid Society
•Former Director
•National Conference of Community and Justice, Alabama Region
•Former Chairman of the Board
•National Health Lawyers Association
•Former Director
•United Way of Central Alabama
•Former Chairman of the Board
•University of Alabama
•President's Cabinet
•University of Alabama at Birmingham
•President's Council
•Faculty Member


•Sirote Attorneys Featured in B-Metro Magazine for Involvement with Catalyst Fund
•Sirote Shareholder's Judith Todd & Eddie Friend Named as Philanthropy Day Winners by Not-For-Profit Organization

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Health Care
  • Business

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5116  Phone
205.212.3872  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama, A.B., 1969
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., 1971
Year of First Admission:
1971, Alabama


•Sirote & Permutt, PC
•Former President

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, October 12, 1946

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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