James Sarven Williams

James Sarven Williams: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (110 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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    4.9/5.0 (3)
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Biography

Jim was born and raised in Birmingham. Now in his twenty-eighth 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, Utah, and Arkansas. Jim handles appeals in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Awards & Accreditations

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

Professional Profile

Recognition

•B-Metro Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2018
•Best Lawyers in Americ a
•Litigation - Insurance, 2018-19
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2011-2017
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
•B-Metro Magazine Top Flight Attorney, 2015
•Birmingham Magazine, 2015 Top Attorney, ERISA Law

Thought Leadership

•Serves as general counsel to a locally-owned bank
•Adjunct Professor, Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University

Outside the Office

•Adjunct Professor, Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
•Washington and Lee University
•Parents Leadership Council, member
•President’s Society, member

Speeches & Publications

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

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

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Class Actions
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Mortgage Services & Real Estate Litigation
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions
  • Trust & Estate Litigation

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:
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; U. S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; 1991, Alabama
Memberships:

Organizations

•Recruiting Committee Chairman, Sirote and Permutt, P. C.
•Executive Committee/Board member, Sirote and Permutt, P.C.
•Alabama and American Bar Associations
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Grievance Committee, former group chair
•Defense Research Institute (DRI)
•Project Corporate Leadership Class, member
•University of Alabama, Library Leadership Board
•Washington and Lee University
•Parents Leadership Council, member
•President's Society, member

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

    • 4.9/5.0 (3 reviews)
    • 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
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Of Counsel on 04/09/14 in Civil Litigation

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

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

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

      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.

      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. Read less

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