Thomas A. Woodall

Thomas A. Woodall: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (112 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Tom serves as the head of Sirote’s Appellate Department of the Litigation Practice Group , where he leads the group in all aspects of the appellate process, from drafting briefs and motions to oral arguments, in all Alabama and federal appellate courts, including the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He utilizes his special training as a mediator and arbitrator in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) cases.

Why did you become an attorney?

I became an attorney in order to do what I had come to enjoy in college-writing and public speaking. In my career, I have enjoyed both, first as a lawyer, then as a judge, and now as a lawyer again.

What is the best part of your job?

As a mediator, I get to work with people in an attempt to resolve their disputes. Nothing else I do gives me any more satisfaction than playing a part in resolving a matter that the parties had not been able to resolve prior to mediation.

Who has inspired you in your career?

I have been inspired the most in my career, and in my life, by my parents. They were public servants who taught my brother and me to work hard, be honest, and to respect others. I have tried to be true to these values throughout my legal career.

Awards and Accreditations

The Best Lawyers in America


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•Appellare Practice (2016-2019)

Speeches and Publications

•Editor, Appellate Practice Today , Sirote's Appellate Law Blog

•Speaker, “Oral Argument Don’ts,” CLE Alabama Appellate Practice Panel, March 2013


•Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016
•Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Woodall Appointed by Sirote & Permutt to Head its Mediation and Arbitration Practice Group
•Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015
•Sirote & Permutt's Woodall to be Featured Speaker at National Law Day Event
•Sirote & Permutt's Tom Woodall to Present at Appellate Practice Seminar
•Sirote Attorneys Inducted As Fellows of The Birmingham Bar Foundation
•Supreme Court Justice Tom Woodall Joins Sirote & Permutt's Appellate Practice Grou

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Health Care
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Complex Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205.930.5319  Phone
205.212.2897  Fax
University Attended:
Millsaps College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits; 1976, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 1978, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; 1975, Alabama


•Alabama Supreme Court
•Associate Justice (2001-2013)
•Civil Committee, Alabama Pattern Jury Instruction (1985-2001)
•Civil Committee, Alabama Pattern Jury Instruction (2013-2018)
•Alabama Law Foundation
•Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators
•Current Member
•Alabama State Bar
•American Bar Association
•American Board of Trial Advocates
•Birmingham Bar Association
•Chair, Civil Courts Procedures Committee
•Chair, Grievance Committee
•Chair, Lawyer Referral Service Committee
•Chair, Membership Committee
•Executive Committee
•Birmingham Bar Foundation
•Jefferson County
•Circuit Judge (1996-2001)

Birth Information:
Meridian, Mississippi, July 14, 1950

Peer Reviews

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 08/18/15 in Civil Litigation

    I appeared in front of Judge Woodall on many occasions when he was on the bench in Jefferson County. He has a great demeanor and understanding of complex legal issues.

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