Jahan N. Berns

Jahan N. Berns: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
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  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Jahan represents creditors, including mortgage servicing companies, in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. She began her legal career in Uganda, where she served an internship with the Directorate of Military Intelligence, a government agency charged with national security matters.

What do you think are the three most important things you do to serve your clients?

We perform the clients’ work efficiently and cost effectively, which has consistently resulted in high client satisfaction. Because the mortgage service industry is highly regulated, we assist our clients in dealing with the compliance issues arising out of the federal, state, and the clients’ own internal auditing processes. We work hard to hire, train, and maintain a professional team of highly qualified staff personnel that are able to assist clients and meet their needs.

What are you most proud of in your practice?

I am proud of the excellent service we deliver to our clients in a timely manner. We work with very sophisticated clients in a heavily regulated industry. I am glad that we are able to meet both client and firm expectations and standards while delivering top notch service. I am also proud of the people I work with. They are capable, committed, and very hard-working.

What is the best part of your job?

The challenge and thrill of solving problems and working with people who have the same drive.

Why did you become an attorney?

I grew up in a country where women, children, the vulnerable, and underprivileged people in society were denied justice. My mother encouraged me to become an attorney to combat this problem.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I am very involved in charity and volunteer work, in Alabama and abroad. My charity and volunteer work allows me to engage in a considerable amount of travel. I also love to read. I am also very involved in my church, and other faith-based organizations geared toward improving the lives of underprivileged or at-risk groups.

Who has inspired you in your career?

In addition to my faith, Mr. Morris Sirote, one of the founders of our law firm is a great inspiration. As an immigrant, he had to work doubly hard to achieve success. As an immigrant, I can relate to that.


•Joanie Plous Bayer Young Leadership Award
•Recipient (2017)

Outside the Office

•Directorate of Military Intelligence, Uganda
•Legal Coordinator (2000-2001)
•Kankakee County Teen Court
•Court Administrator (2007)

Speeches and Publications

•Author, Teenagers' Court: A Cause Worth Fighting For, The Kankakee Journal, 2008


•Sirote & Permutt Welcomes Three New Attorneys

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Mortgage Services
  • Creditor's Rights
  • Mortgage Services & Real Estate Litigation
  • Financial Institutions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.930.5297  Phone
205.212.2950  Fax
Law School Attended:
Birmingham School of Law, JD, 2013; Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, LLB, Class Honours, 2004 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Recipient
Year of First Admission:
2013, Alabama


•Alabama Lawyers Association
•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Sirote & Permutt, PC
•Paralegal, Mortgage Litigation (2008-2013)

Birth Information:
Kampala, Uganda

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