Lenora W. Pate

Lenora W. Pate: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C. AV stamp icon
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Lenora is the head of the Health Care Practice Group at Sirote & Permutt. In this capacity, she advises all types of healthcare providers, institutions, practices, professionals, businesses, and related associations on their business legal needs, including federal and state regulatory issues. Additionally, she has significant experience in the areas of government and public policy, including state certificates of need, licensure, and state and federal healthcare, legislative, and regulatory matters.

Awards and Accreditations

The Best Lawyers in America
•Chambers USA
•AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Mid-South Super Lawyers


The Best Lawyers in America

•Health Care Law (2007-2019)
Best Lawyers Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year in Birmingham (2016)
•Chambers USA
•Health Care (2017-2018)
•AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

•Mid-South Super Lawyers

•Health Care (2008-2017)
B-Metro Magazine

• Top Lawyer (2018)
Birmingham Business Journal

• Health Care Hero, Health Care Advocate Category, Finalist, (recognizing top healthcare professionals, executives, and volunteers for their important contributions to Birmingham's economy) (2003)
• Top Women in Business (1999)
•Who's Who in Health Care (2007)
•Who's Who in Health Care (2009)
•Who's Who in Health Care (2011)
Birmingham News

• Top Five Most Influential Lawyers, Leadership Survey (1999)
•American Cancer Society
•St. George National Award (2017)
•Alabama Volunteer of the Year Award (for advocacy related to passage of local anti-smoking ordinances) (2004-2005)
•Mid-South Division Community Volunteer of the Year (2004)
•Girl Scouts
• Woman of Distinction Award (2000)
•Israel Bonds
•Israel's Declaration of Independence Award (2004)

Thought Leadership

•Served in Governor Jim Folsom's Cabinet as the first female director of the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, during which she was Alabama’s liaison to federal and state Health Care Reform Task Forces and Alabama's designee to implement the North American Free Trade Agreement, 1993-1995

•Frequent speaker on public policy, health care, and issues affecting women

•Practice focuses on business, health care, government and public policy, federal and state legislation and regulation, employment, labor, and workers' compensation, and insurance

Outside the Office

•Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform Inc.
•Alabama Citizens' Constitution Commission
•Vice Chair, (appointed by Governor Bob Riley) (2003)
•Alabama Task Force to Strengthen Alabama's Families
•Appointed by Governor Bob Riley (2004)
•Alabama Unemployment Compensation Reform Committee
•Appointed by Governor Bob Riley (2004)
•Governor's Commission on Education Spending
•Appointed by Governor Bob Riley, group of business professionals and leaders from all levels of educaton across Alabama (2003)
•Governor's Commission on Efficiency, Consolidation, and Funding
•Chair, Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (examined Alabama's ten health and human services agencies)
•Appointed by Governor Bob Riley (2003)
•Governor Bob Riley Transition Team (2002)
•Charged with recommending qualified candidates for cabinet positions in state government
•Alabama Commission on Elder Abuse
•Former Member
•Alabama Long-Term Care Policy Development Council
•Former Member
•Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union
•Former Member, Board of Directors
•Alabama Women's Commission
•Former Chair
•Gubernatorial Appointee
•Alabama Women's Leadership Database
•Former Member, Board of Directors
•American Cancer Society
•Former Chair, Board of Directors
•Member, Board of Directors
•Birmingham Jewish Federation
•Co-chair, Israel NOW Campaign (2002)
•Board of Directors
•Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority
•Commission Appointee, Jefferson County
•Former President
•Judson College
•Board of Trustees
•Leadership Alabama
•Class IV
•Leadership Birmingham (2009)
•Metropolitan Arts Council
•Former Member, Board of Directors
•Samford University's Cumberland School of Law
•Former President, National Alumni Association
•Samford University Board of Overseers
•Stennis Center Southern Women in Public Service, Pace Setter (1997)
•State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee
•Former Member
•Third Citizens Conference on the Alabama State Courts
•Alabama Bar Appointee
•United Way of Central Alabama
•Co-chair, Leadership Division Campaign (2006)
•University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
•Former Member, Advisory Board
•Women's Exchange, Inc.
•Former Member, Board of Directors
•The Women's Fund of Greater Birmingham
•Former Member, Board of Directors


•Ten Sirote Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2018
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015
•Lenora Pate Quoted in ABA Journal Article on Alabama Constitution Reform
•Lenora Pate named Birmingham Business Journal’s Who’s Who of Health Care
•Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
•Sirote's Lenora W. Pate Serves on Women's Business Council Meeting Panel
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 30 Attorneys Selected as Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
•Sirote & Permutt Hosts a Free Seminar About Health Care Law
•Sirote's Lenora W. Pate will Emcee UAB Belles & Whistles Dinner
•Sirote & Permutt Wins 2013 Communitas Award for Community Partnership Initiative
• Birmingham Business Journal Names Sirote & Permutt as Nonprofit Awards Finalist
•Sirote Supports Initiative Breaks New Ground as Finalist in Birmingham Magazine’s Inaugural “Groundbreaker” Awards
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013
•Legal Alert: Supreme Court Upholds Federal Health Care Reform
•Lenora Pate Discusses Sirote Supports on WDJC
•Lenora Pate to Receive Bailey Thomson Award
•Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011
•31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers
•Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers
•Sirote Shareholder Pate named as 2009 Who's Who in Alabama Health Care
•Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009
•Fourteen Sirote Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Administrative, Licensure & Certificate of Need Proceedings
  • Employment & Health Law Contracts
  • Health Care
  • Health Law Corporate Compliance
  • Insurance
  • Medical Staff Privileges
  • Nonprofits
  • Third-Party Payor Reimbursement

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5162  Phone
205.212.3801  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A., 1970; University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985, Alabama


•Alabama State Bar
•American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, May 22, 1949

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