Kyle T. Smith

Kyle T. Smith: 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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Kyle chairs Sirote’s Labor & Employment Group. He counsels employers across all industries on a broad range of employment issues and represents employers in all types of employment litigation. Kyle’s employment litigation practice includes the defense of employers in claims of discrimination and harassment, wage and hour cases, claims under the ADA and FMLA, and suits for retaliatory discharge under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act.

Awards & Accreditations

•Best Lawyers in America
•Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2012-19
•Distinguished, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Birmingham Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2006

Thought Leadership

•Represents employers in virtually every type of employment litigation with substantial experience in federal discrimination litigation and wage-and-hour litigation.
•Counsels employers on labor and employment issues to ensure compliance with applicable law and reduce exposure to litigation.
•Provides training to managers and human resources professionals on employment law issues
•Drafts and enforces employment contracts, including non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
•Deputy Attorney General, State of Alabama, 2004-Present

Outside the Office

Kiwanis Club of Homewood-Mountain Brook
Trinity United Methodist Church, Administrative Board Member
Homewood Youth Baseball Coach

Speeches & Publications

• Age Discrimination Update, Birmingham Society of Human Resources Management, 2013
•Author, “E-Verify, Re-Branded Pilot Program Takes on Larger Role in Immigration Enforcement”, The Counselor, Winter 2007
• Impact of Health Care Reform on Employers, Labor & Employment Legal Symposium, 2010
• Preventing Violence in the Workplace, Sirote Seminar Series, 2010
• New Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations, Association of Corporate Counsel, 2009
• Employment Law, ABICLE Alabama Update, 2006-09


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
Sirote’s Kyle Smith Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal - 2/12/2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Financial Institutions
  • Health Care
  • Industrials & Natural Resources
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Nonprofit & Education
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5190  Phone
205.212.3838  Fax
University Attended:
Mississippi State University, B.P.A., 1992
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., cum laude, 1995
Year of First Admission:
2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1995, Alabama and U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit


•Defense Research Institute
•Employment Law Committee
•Birmingham Society of Human Resources
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Alabama State Bar
•Labor & Employment Section
•American Bar Association
•Labor & Employment Section

Birth Information:
Pascagoula, Mississippi, April 8, 1970
Reported Cases:
Recent Matters: Obtained summary judgment for correctional medical provider on claims of race and age discrimination by four former employees (2014); Successfully defended state agency in claim of breach of contract, including appeal to Alabama Supreme Court to reverse decision of trial court (2014); Successfully arbitrated a Fair Dismissal Act claim against a state community college (2013); Obtained a jury verdict in favor of a quick service restaurant in federal court trial of claims of race discrimination by two former employees (2011); Successfully defended a hotel from claims of discrimination and retaliation under the American's with Disabilities Act in federal jury trial (2009)
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