George M. (Jack) Neal, Jr.

George M. (Jack) Neal, Jr.: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.


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
•Mid-South Super Lawyers
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Outside the Office

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

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2008-18
•Commercial Litigation, 2010-17
•Litigation-Banking and Finance, 2011-17
•Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2011-17
•Litigation-Construction, 2011-17
•Best Lawyers 2014 Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year in Birmingham
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2010-16
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Lawyer of the Year Award, Birmingham Chapter of The American Association of Legal Professionals, 2011-12

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


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015

Sirote’s Jack Neal and Barry Ragsdale Receive Alabama State Bar 2015 President’s Award - 7/29/2015

Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015 - 5/27/2015

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Woodall Appointed by Sirote & Permutt to Head its Mediation and Arbitration Practice Group - 9/23/2014

Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014

Sirote & Permutt s Neal and Ragsdale Receive Alabama State Bar President s Award - 7/25/2014

Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014

Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013

Celebrating 50 Years Forward - 4/26/2013

Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012

Jack Neal & Mason Davis Inducted as Birmingham Bar Foundation Fellows - 3/1/2012

Jack Neal Elected Lawyer of the Year by BLSA - 10/13/2011

Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

Jack Neal Named fellow of Alabama Law Foundation - 2/22/2010

31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

Jack Neal Accepted To Roster Of Neutrals For American Arbitration Association - 4/22/2009

Jack Neal Selected As fellow To The American Bar Foundation - 4/8/2009

Sirote & Permutt Shareholder Jack Neal Installed as President of Birmingham Bar Association - 12/17/2008

Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008

Sirote Partner Neal to Serve As President-Elect of Birmingham Bar Association - 1/3/2008

of the American Bar Foundation. Trained by American Arbitration Association Mediation. Member of Panel of Mediation and Arbitration Neutrals for American Arbitration Association, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Commercial Litigation, Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Co-Chair, Alabama State Bar Sub Committee on Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement. Member: Alabama State Bar ADR Committee; Alabama Association of Attorney Mediators. Former Chair: Judicial Liaison Committee Birmingham Bar; Litigation Department, Sirote & Permutt, P.C.; Creditors Rights Division, Sirote & Permutt, P.C. Recipient of the highest rating attainable by Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity. Former Service on Cumberland School of Law, Dean's Advisory Board, Samford University. Member: Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; Commercial Law League of America; Past Service on Executive Council for Southern Region Commercial Law League of America; Birmingham Chapter Rotary International. Former Member Board of Trustees, Birmingham Historical Society. Former Member Board of Directors, Advent Episcopal Day School. Former Secretary/Treasurer Alabama Zoological. Volunteer Instructor, Alabama Department of Conservation. Former Member of Board of Trustees of the Civic Club Foundation, Inc. Member, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees. Member: Birmingham and American Bar Associations; Alabama Board of Bar Commissioners; Alabama Bar Foundation (Board of Trustees); Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; Commercial Law League of America; Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution; Birmingham Chapter Rotary International.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Financial Institutions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5252  Phone
205.212.3845  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1971
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1977
Year of First admission:
1977, Alabama


•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

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, May 4, 1949

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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