Gaile Pugh Gratton

Gaile Pugh Gratton: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (111 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Gaile has considerable experience litigating employment claims. She advises clients on the development and implementation of workplace policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance. She conducts investigations of discrimination claims and employee misconduct, as well as performing labor audits. Gaile prepares employee and personnel manuals for private and public employers. Diverse client base including: individuals; charitable organizations; small businesses; transportation businesses; oil companies; banks; state and governmental agencies; public housing authorities; public school systems; colleges and universities; insurance companies; medical practices and construction companies.

Awards & Accreditations

•B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2018
•Best Lawyers in America
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Profile


•B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2018
•The Best Lawyers in America
•Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2012-19
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•B-Metro, Top Flight Attorney 2014
•Business Alabama, Recognized as 1 of 6 Foremost Women Attorneys, April 2014
•Election to Fellows of the Alabama Law Foundation
•Birmingham Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40

Thought Leadership

•Clerk to the Honorable U. W. Clemon, the Former Chief Judge of the US District Court of the Northern District of Alabama, 1983-84

Outside the Office

Leadership Birmingham,
4 Little Girls Memorial Fund,
Birmingham Children’s Theatre,
3rd Vice President
Sloss Furnace Foundation,
Board of Directors
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.,
•a Public Service Sorority
Sixth Avenue Baptist Church,
Jefferson County Personnel Board,
Hearing Officer
Alabama Council of School Board Attorneys,
President, 1994-95
Alabama State Bar Examiner,
Leadership Birmingham,
Class of 1991
UAB Leadership Council,
Alabama Teacher Tenure Act, Task Force on Reformation,
Past Member
Junior Board, Past Member
Birmingham Healthcare for the Homeless,
Junior Board, Past Member
Legal Services of Metro Birmingham,
Board of Directors, Former Member


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
Gaile Pugh Gratton and Jack Held Inducted as Fellows of the Alabama Law Foundation - 2/16/2015
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014
Sirote & Permutt Attorney Gaile Pugh Gratton Featured in Business Alabama Magazine - 4/22/2014
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Gratton and Sklar Selected as Attorneys of Note by B-Metro Magazine - 3/10/2014
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012
Sirote & Permutt Labor & Employment Group Hosts Seminar On Alabama’s Immigration Law - 11/16/2011

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Labor & Employment
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5320  Phone
205.212.3859  Fax
University Attended:
Spelman College, B.A., summa cum laude, Salutatorian, 1980
Law School Attended:
Harvard University, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; 1984, Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


•Birmingham Bar Association
•Women's Section, Executive Board, former member
•Grievance Committee, former member
•Magic City, Alabama, National and American Bar Associations
•Admitted to practice
•US District Court Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama
•Alabama Supreme Court
•11th Circuit Court of Appeals
•US Supreme Court

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, July 23, 1958

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 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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