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Why did you become an attorney?
The last thing I envisioned myself doing after I graduated from Washington & Lee was being an attorney. I was a journalism major ready to go work in television news, which is what I did for six years. However, as part of that TV work, I kept running into legal stories, which I found interesting but could never sink my teeth into due to the time limitations of television. Hence I twisted and turned myself to law school and ultimately a job with Sirote.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
It’s all about tennis for me. I try to play every week when the schedule permits, with an occasional tournament in the summer or on the weekend.
What is the best part of your job?
I enjoy legal arguments in court as much as anything else. Of course, I love good results for my clients as well. Lastly, I love the flexibility the job offers for my busy life by providing me with opportunities to fluctuate my schedule for the family, as well as for public service.
Awards and Accreditations
•The Best Lawyers in America
•AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Mid-South Super Lawyers
•The Best Lawyers in America
•Litigation - Trusts and Estates (2012-2019)
•AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Mid-South Super Lawyers (2011-2012)
•Assists families of deceased persons in probate administration, especially those estates with estate, gift, or income tax implications
•Represents both fiduciaries (including trust institutions) and beneficiaries in trust and estate litigation
•Assists family members in protective proceedings, including conservatorships and guardianships
Outside the Office
•Homewood City Council
•Homewood City School Board, Liaison and President Pro Tempore
•Planning and Development Committee, Chairman
•National Institute for Trial Advocacy
•University of Alabama School of Law
•Former Adjunct Professor
Speeches and Publications
•Speaker, Probate in Alabama: Litigation Issues Explained, August 2013
•Speaker, Guardianships and Conservatorships in Alabama, Special Needs Roundtable, July 2013
•Author, Don't 'Just Say No' to Power Attorney Transactions, The Counselor, Fall 2011
•Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016
•Sirote's Peter Wright to Speak at Probate in Alabama: Litigation Issues Explained Seminar
•Sirote's Katherine N. Barr and Peter M. Wright to Speak at Special Needs Roundtable
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013
•Birmingham Bar Association, Probate Section CLE Committee
•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association
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