Maurice L. Shevin

Maurice L. Shevin: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Maury serves as counsel for trade associations, financial institutions, and business clients, advising them on business and industry concerns. He advises numerous local, regional, and national real estate, finance, and consumer credit clients with respect to federal and state consumer credit protection laws, rules, and regulations. His practice also includes assisting clients in legislative analysis and drafting, financing, and the purchase and sale of businesses and business assets.

Why did you become an attorney?

I wanted to be an attorney ever since I read Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. I wanted to be Atticus Finch. He was a lawyer who understood the power of the law to make a positive difference in our world. I saw that lawyers in Birmingham in the 1950s and 1960s who were carrying the fight against racism and injustice that was so prevalent at that time.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is interacting with my clients, helping them to achieve their goals for their families.

Who has inspired you in your career?

My senior partner and mentor Karl Friedman inspired me. Karl recently passed away after a brilliant career. He embodied the spirit of Atticus Finch, helping his clients to achieve their personal, business, and family goals, while insisting that we are part of the legal profession with a duty to improve the condition of all of our brothers and sisters.

What do you think are the three most important things you do to serve your clients?

The three most important aspects of my practice are providing excellent legal services for my clients, within a time frame that I have promised, and producing the work at a fair price.

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

•Banking and Finance Law (2006-2019)
•Corporate Law (2006-2019)
•Financial Services Regulation Law (2011-2019)
Best Lawyers Financial Services Regulation Law Lawyer of the Year in Birmingham (2014-2014)
•Chambers USA
•Banking and Finance (2006-2008)
•AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

•Mid-South Super Lawyers

•Consumer Law (2008-2017)
•Best of US Inc., Real Estate, Insurance, and Commercial Litigation Law
Birmingham Business Journal

• Birmingham's Best Lawyers (2006)
Birmingham Magazine

• Top Attorney in Consumer Finance

Thought Leadership

•Advises local, regional, and national real estate, finance, and consumer credit clients on federal and state consumer credit protection laws, rules, and regulations

•As corporate counsel for financial institutions and business corporation clients, advises clients regarding regulatory matters and business and industry concerns

•Incorporator of The BorrowSmart Public Education Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) foundation addressing the needs of America's housing counselors

•Principal draftsman of several important Alabama consumer finance statutes, including amendments to the Alabama Consumer Credit Act (1996, 2006), Alabama Small Loan Act (2002, 2004), and amendments to Alabama Mortgage Brokers Licensing Act (2001)

•Represented the National Home Equity Mortgage Association at HUD's Round Table discussion in Washington on RESPA Reform in August 2005

•Testifies before various state and federal agency and legislative bodies including the Joint HUD/Treasury Task Force on Predatory Lending

•Writes frequent articles for various trade association newsletters and trade magazines

Outside the Office

•Alabama Holocaust Commission
•Appointed by the Governor of Alabama
•Birmingham Historical Preservation Authority
•Board Member
•Birmingham Jewish Federation
•Former Vice President
•Cahaba Girl Scout Council
•Former Board Member
•Childcare Resources (Birmingham, Alabama)
•Former Board Member
•FBI Citizens Academy
•Forest Park/South Avondale Neighborhood
•Advisory Council
•Indian Springs School
•Former Class Representative
•Jewish Community Relations Committee
•Former Chair
•Levite Jewish Community Center
•Former Board of Directors
•Temple Beth-El
•Former President
•United States Commission on Civil Rights
•Alabama Advisory Committee
•University of Alabama School of Law
•Adjunct Professor, Consumer Protection

Speeches and Publications

•Author, Consumer Finance Report , Sirote's Consumer Finance Blog

•Speaker, American Financial Services/NACCA Forum, Seattle, May 24, 2017

•Speaker, Kentucky/Tennessee Consumer Finance Association Convention, October 13, 2016

•Speaker, Louisiana Finance Association Convention, July 30, 2016

•Speaker, Texas Consumer Finance Association Convention, July 12, 2016

•Speaker, Mississippi Consumer Finance Association Convention, July 22, 2015

•Author, The CFPB: Coming to a neighborhood near you, The Counselor, July 2014

•Speaker, Complying with the CFPB, Louisiana Finance Association, November 2013

•Author, Financial Services Reform: The Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, The Counselor, Fall 2010

•Author, “What to Expect From Financial Reform,” Birmingham Business Journal, July 30, 2010

•Chapter Author, The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Basic Mortgage Law Cases and Materials, Second Edition


•Ten Sirote Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2018
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016
•Sirote & Permutt Attorney Maurice Shevin to Speak on CFPB Compliance at the Mississippi Consumer Finance Association 57th Annual Convention on July 22 in Destin, FL
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015
•Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2015 Chambers USA
•Samuel Friedman and Maurice Shevin Present Third Installment of CFPB Compliance Series Webinar
•Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Samuel Friedman and Maurice Shevin Present CFPB Compliance Series Webinar
•Maury Shevin Appointed Director of the Historical Preservation Authority of the City of Birmingham
•Navigate the Changing Landscape of Consumer Finance with Sirote's Consumer Finance Report
•Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015
•Sirote Attorneys Make 2014 Chambers USA Leading Lawyer List
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
•Maury Shevin Reappointed as Member of Alabama Advisory Committee by U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
•Sirote & Permutt Attorney Maury Shevin Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal about Data Security Trends for 2014
•Sirote's Maury Shevin Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal about the Changing Legal Landscape
•Maury Shevin to Speak about Complying with the CFPB
•Sirote's Maury Shevin Quoted in the Birmingham Business Journal
•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
•Seven Sirote Attorneys Selected for 2013 Chambers USA List of the Best
•Sirote's Maury Shevin Featured in Business Journal's Bottom Line: Increased Government Regulation's Impact on Small Business Lending
•Sirote’s Shevin Cited in BBJ Article About 2013 Economic Outlook
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013
•Sirote's Shevin Cited in BBJ Payday Loan Article
•Birmingham Magazine Names 14 from Sirote as Top Attorneys
•Maury Shevin Named Adjunct Professor at University of Alabama School of Law
•Maury Shevin and Mason Davis Participate in Radio Fundraiser -- 90.3 FM WBHM
•Maury Shevin and Andy Saag Presenters at CLE Alabama Seminar
•Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011
•Maury Shevin featured in the Birmingham Business Journal “What to Expect from Financial Reform”
•31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers
•Publication Recognizes 20 From Sirote As Super Lawyers
•Sirote Law Firm Creates SMART Team to Assist Clients in Dealing with Current Economic Conditions
•Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009
•Sirote & Permutt And Attorneys Selected For 2008 Chambers USA's List Of The Best
•Fourteen Sirote Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Banking & Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Community Banking
  • Consumer Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Retail Banking
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Financial Institutions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5149  Phone
205.212.3810  Fax
University Attended:
Washington University, B.A., 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977, Alabama


•Alabama Governor's Task Force on Consumer Credit Laws
•Alabama Installment Lenders Association
•General Counsel
•Alabama State Bar
•American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
•Conference on Consumer Finance Law
•Governing Committee

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, March 16, 1952

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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