Joseph T. Ritchey

Joseph T. Ritchey: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (109 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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In his practice at Sirote, Joey represents various individuals and businesses, including physicians, physician networks, multi-specialty physician practices, health care organizations, healthcare ventures, food businesses, retail and wholesale businesses and other concerns. He chairs the firm’s Corporate and Tax Group and is also a member of the Health Care Law Consulting Group.

Awards & Accreditations

•Best Lawyers in America
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Health Care
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Health Care Law, 2007-2019
•Tax Law, 2012-2019
•Best Lawyers 2014 Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year in Birmingham
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2009-2017
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Thought Leadership

•Represents individuals and businesses, including physicians, physician networks, multi-specialty physician practices, health care organizations, hospitals, healthcare ventures, food businesses, retail and wholesale businesses and other concerns
•Extensive experience in matters involving all aspects of physician medical practices
•Corporate experience includes start-up, operations, mergers and acquisitions, issues for closely-held businesses and partnerships
•Advises clients on issues regarding health law, tax planning, qualified retirement plans, business and personal planning, securities law, estate planning, agreements, and business relationships
•Counsels individuals in tax, estate and retirement planning
•Represents health care providers in matters involving Stark and Medicare Fraud and Abuse compliance, billing issues, contracts, mergers, acquisitions, sales, income tax, tax-exempt and employment
•Counsels both issuers and investors in private securities offerings, including securities and tax advice on the formation of issuers, due diligence requirements and tax and securities implications to investors

Outside the Office

Family Connection, Inc.
Board of Directors, Executive Committee, 2009-Present
YMCA Mountain Brook Branch
Board of Directors; Board Chair, 2010-12
Rotary Club of Birmingham
St. George Church
Finance Committee, 1985-Present
Leadership Birmingham, 2003-04
Leadership Shelby County, 2007-08
Leadership Shelby County
Alumni Board, 2010-13
President, 2011-12
American Red Cross, Shelby County
Board of Directors
Delta Chi Alumni Board of Trustees
President, 2009-Present


Sirote Welcomes Daniel R. Hugunine to the Birmingham Office - 6/29/2018
Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
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 Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014 - 4/28/2014
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013
Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013 - 6/14/2013
Sirote’s Joey Ritchey Elected to Board of Directors for Leadership Shelby County - 6/6/2013
Sirote Legal Alert: The Changing Tax Climate - 12/10/2012
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012
Mason Davis Featured in the Birmingham News - 8/28/2012
Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010
31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009
Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers - 5/19/2009
Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008

Areas of Practice (35)

  • Acquisitions & Dispositions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Business & Succession Planning
  • Charitable Planning & Contributions
  • Closely Owned & Family Business Planning
  • Closely Owned & Family Businesses
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Corporate & Portfolio Real Estate
  • Corporate & Regulatory Compliance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Tax
  • Directors & Officers
  • Employee Benefits & ERISA
  • Employment & Health Law Contracts
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care
  • Health Law Corporate Compliance
  • High Net Worth Families
  • Individuals, Families, Estates & Trusts
  • Joint Ventures
  • Medical Staff Privileges
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Nonprofit & Education
  • Nonprofits
  • Physician Recruitment
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Plans
  • Startup & Emerging Companies
  • Tax
  • Tax Exempt Entities
  • Tax Planning
  • Wealth Management & Succession

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5292  Phone
205.212.3813  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1977
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1981; New York University, LL.M., 1983
Year of First admission:
1984, Texas and U.S. Tax Court; 1981, Alabama


•American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Mediator and Arbitrator
•Birmingham and Alabama State Bar Associations
•American Bar Association, Tax Section
•Chair, Sirote & Permutt Tax, Corporate & Benefits Department
•Served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice C. C. Torbert, Jr. of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1981-82

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, September 22, 1955

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • 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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