Kerry Patrick McInerney

Kerry Patrick McInerney: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.


Kerry represents businesses in civil litigation, including lender liability cases with a particular emphasis in class action lawsuits and complex civil litigation. As co-chair of the Mortgage Litigation Group, Kerry defends servicers against claims of consumer fraud and statutory violations of consumer lending, consumer finance and wrongful foreclosures. Kerry serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Mortgage Litigation Group.

Professional Profile


•Birmingham Business Journal's, Top 40 Under 40 Business Professionals, 2010
•Birmingham Magazine, Top Attorney, Business Litigation, 2009

Thought Leadership

•Co-Chair, Mortgage Litigation Group
•Defends mortgage lenders against claims of statutory violations of TILA, FDCPA, FCRA, FACTA and RESPA


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

Sirote Opens Office in Fort Lauderdale - 5/22/2013

Sirote Receives 2011 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/28/2011

Kerry McInerney Recognized for Writing and Publishing Excellence - 10/29/2010

Sirote Receives 2010 USFN Award of Excellence - 10/11/2010

Kerry McInerney named as Top 40 Under 40 - 3/1/2010

Birmingham Magazine Recognizes 17 From Sirote As Top Attorneys - 3/10/2009

Outside the Office

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
North Central Alabama Affiliate, Executive Committee, Board of Directors
2014 Vulcan Park Foundation Spear Award-Hero Honoree
Alabama Appleseed Foundation
Board of Directors
Levite Jewish Community Center
Membership Committee
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Alabama Chapter, Tiffany Leadership Award, 2004
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
Project Corporate Leadership, 2001
Shelby Humane Society
Former General Counsel and Board Member

Speeches & Publications

•Co-Author, Pino v. Bank of New York Mellon , inSight: Mortgage Law, February 2013
•Co-Author, Mortgage Assignments, Quiet Title and More , inSight: Mortgage Law, December 2012
•Co-Author, TILA Decisions , inSight: Mortgage Law, November 2012
•Author, Sirote Employees Help Get One Step Closer to Cure for Breast Cancer, Sirote'supports, November 2012
•Author, Race for an End to Breast Cancer This Weekend, Sirote'supports, October 2012
•Co-Author, TILA, MERS Systems and More , inSight: Mortgage Law, October 2012
•Co-Author, MERS, Foreclosure Complaints and Moran Alleen Test , inSight: Mortgage Law, September 2012
•Co-Author, Lender's Standing, Proposed Servicing Rules and More , inSight: Mortgage Law, August 2012
•Author, Florida Supreme Court Terminates Mandatory Mediation , inSight: Mortgage Law, Year End 2011
•Author, “Landmark “Standing” Verdict Issued in Favor of Lenders by Alabama Trial Court,” inSight: Mortgage Law, Special Issue 2011
•Author, “TILA Rescission: A Class Act?”, inSight: Mortgage Law, October 2009
•Co-author, “Legislation that Could Alter the Mortgage Landscape
•Senator Durbin and Representative Conyers' cramdown proposals”, inSight: Mortgage Law, February 2009
•Co-author, “The Future of Foreclosure -- As Seen from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”, inSight: Mortgage Law, December 2008
•Co-Author, In re Harris Dismissed, InSight: Mortgage Law, Special Issue 2008
•Author,“Post-Petition Rescission Risk”, inSight: Mortgage Law, October 2008
•Speaker, “Litigation Review - New & Significant Cases”, USFN Legal Issues, 2010
•Speaker, “Insights into Preventing and Managing Mortgage and Lending Litigation,” ACI Residential Mortgage Forum, 2009
•Speaker, “Hot Topics: Mortgage Litigation and Case Law,” Mortgage Servicing Academy educational seminar, Simi Valley, 2009
•Speaker, “Hot Topics in Class Action Damages,” DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, 2009
•Speaker, “FDCPA & Other Consumer Protection Statutes,” Client Educational Training Seminar, Austin, 2008
•Speaker, “Hot Topics: New Cases & Class Actions,” USFN Legal Issues, 2008
•Speaker, “FDCPA & Class Actions,” USFN Legal Issues, 2007
•Speaker, E-Discovery: Roll With The Changes, Alabama Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel, 2007
•Speaker, “Finding the Fairness: The Class Action Fairness Act,” USFN Legal Issues, 2006
•Speaker, “The Art of Persuasion: Using Acting Techniques to Turn Your Net Argument Into A Command Performance,” DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, 2006
•Speaker, Paperless Tiger: Law Firm Technology for the 21st Century, DRI Annual Meeting, 2006
•Speaker, Enforcing Covenants Not to Compete in Alabama, CLE By The Hour, 1999
•Author,“Growing Your Practice,” DRI: For the Defense, June 2009
•Author, “Bailout or Fallout? Will President Obama's Foreclosure Moratorium Slow the Onslaught of Mortgage Litigation?” DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, 2008
•Author, “Lender Beware: Construction Lending and the Assumed Duty Doctrine,” DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
•Author, Essential Non-Billable Hours, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
•Author, Internal Marketing, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
•Author, Counselor, Represent Thyself, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
•Author, Another Day Undiscovered, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
•Author, Proficiency, There Is No Substitute, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
•Author, If You Want Something Done Right, Learn How To Do It Yourself, DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
•Author, Want Fries With That? DRI The Voice of the Defense Bar, The Business Suit, 2004
•Co-Author, Mediation: The Humanization of the Justice System Resulting in the Truest Equities Among the Parties, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Journal, 1999
•Co-Author, A Matter of Principle: The Role of Religious Philosophies in Resolution, American College of Civil Trial Mediators

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Litigation
  • Mortgage Services
  • Administrative, Licensure & Permitting
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Finance
  • Creditor's Rights

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5388  Phone
205.212.3877  Fax
University Attended:
Wayne State University, MA, summa cum laude, 1994; Birmingham Southern College, BA, 1992
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1998; Cumberland Law Review; Robert B. Donworth Appellate Advocacy Competition winner
Year of First admission:
1998, Alabama


•Defense Research Institute (DRI)
•2010 Commercial Litigation Seminar, chair
•Commercial Litigation Committee, national marketing chair
•Executive Committee
•Steering Committee
•National Membership Chair
•Birmingham, Alabama and American Bar Associations

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, May 5, 1970

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