Stephen B. Porterfield

Stephen B. Porterfield: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.


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.

Awards & Accreditations

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

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2010-18
•Commercial Litigation, 2013-18
•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
•Law Clerk, Senior US District Judge Robert E. Varner, Middle District of Alabama, 1988-89


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015

Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014

Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013

Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012

Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010

31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009

Areas of Practice (8)

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

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 and U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

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

Birth Information:
Montgomery, Alabama, September 30, 1963
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