Stephen B. Porterfield

Stephen B. Porterfield: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Stephen handles a wide variety of commercial litigation matters that routinely arise in bankruptcy proceedings or that involve other creditors' rights or creditor liability issues. His mortgage litigation practice focuses on representing lenders in consumer proceedings, including class actions. He tries cases in both state and federal courts.

What is the best part of your job?

The opportunity I have to work every day with some of my best friends.

Who has inspired you in your career?

My father. He was a minister who was devoted to helping others. Though not a lawyer, he routinely went to court with people who sought his counsel and guidance. As a result, many of the judges would seek his help in counseling families who had a family member in need.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spend time at the lake with my family and play golf.

Awards and Accreditations

The Best Lawyers in America
•AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating


The Best Lawyers in America

•Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2010-2019)
•Commercial Litigation (2013-2019)
•AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Birmingham Business Journal

•Who's Who in Law and Accounting (2006)

Thought Leadership

•Represents creditors and debtors in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings

Outside the Office

•Honorable Robert E. Varner, Senior United States District Judge Middle District of Alabama
•Law Clerk (1988-1989)


•Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016
•Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014
•Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013
•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

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Financial Institutions
  • Litigation
  • Mortgage Services
  • Mortgage Servicing
  • Restructuring & Insolvency

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5278  Phone
205.212.3862  Fax
University Attended:
Auburn University, B.S., 1985, Phi Sigma Alpha
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1988
Year of First Admission:
1988, Alabama; 1988, U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama


•Alabama State Bar
•American Bankruptcy Institute
•American Bar Association
•Former Co-chair, Bankruptcy Litigation Committee
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Commercial Law League of America

Birth Information:
Montgomery, Alabama, September 30, 1963

Peer Reviews

Birmingham, Alabama

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