James Sarven Williams

James Sarven Williams: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.

Biography

Jim was born and raised in Birmingham. Now in his twenty-sixth year at Sirote, Jim handles civil litigation, with a particular focus on life and disability insurance litigation, representation of banks and mortgage companies, trust/estate/probate litigation, shareholder and derivative lawsuits, construction litigation, and all forms of commercial litigation on behalf of individuals and businesses. Jim has handled matters in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio and Arkansas. Jim handles appeals in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Awards & Accreditations

•The Best Lawyers in America
•Alabama Super Lawyers
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Profile

Recognition

•The Best Lawyers in Americ a
•Litigation - Insurance, 2017
•Alabama Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2011-15
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•B-Metro Magazine Top Flight Attorney, 2015
•Birmingham Magazine, 2015 Top Attorney, ERISA Law

Thought Leadership

•Executive Committee/Board member, Sirote & Permutt
•Serves as general counsel to a locally-owned bank
•Adjunct Professor, Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University

News

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

Seven Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Named to Birmingham Magazine's 2015 Top Attorneys - 4/15/2015

Sirote's Davis, Friedman, Ragsdale and Williams Named Among B-Metro's 2015 Top Flight Lawyers - 3/31/2015

Sirote's Jim Williams to Serve as Adjunct Professor at Cumberland School of Law - 7/29/2014

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

Speeches & Publications

•Featured in The Cumberland Lawyer, Where are They Now?, Winter 2009

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Creditor's Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5178  Phone
205.212.3881  Fax
www.sirote.com
University Attended:
Washington & Lee University, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1991
Year of First admission:
1991
Admission:
1991, Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; U. S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Memberships:

Organizations

•University of Alabama Library Leadership Board
•Project Corporate Leadership Class, member
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Grievance Committee, past group chair
•Defense Research Institute (DRI)
•Alabama and American Bar Associations

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, June 16, 1966
ISLN:
901664882

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (3)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • James Sarven Williams

    5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 04/09/14 in Civil Litigation on 04/09/14

    Jim is one of the most effective and capable attorneys in the state of Alabama.

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    Jim is one of the most effective and capable attorneys in the state of Alabama.

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  • James Sarven Williams

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/09/12 in Litigation on 02/09/12

    I very highly of Jim as a person and an attorney. he has tremendous judgment and patience. He is worthy of an AV rating in myopinion.

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    I very highly of Jim as a person and an attorney. he has tremendous judgment and patience. He is worthy of an AV rating in myopinion.

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  • James Sarven Williams

    4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 04/27/11 in Insurance Litigation on 04/27/11

    • Legal Knowledge

      4.0/5.0
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