Roderic G. Steakley

Roderic G. Steakley: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (108 Attorneys)
  • 305 Church Street, Suite 800, Huntsville, AL 35801
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Roderic represents clients in employment disputes, general and government contracts, and tort cases. He handles also intellectual property matters, such as patent, trademark and copyright infringement. Additionally, he represents businesses in corporate issues including breach of fiduciary duty, governance and misappropriation of corporate assets. Roderic tries cases in state and federal courts. He engages in alternative dispute resolution through both arbitration and mediation.

Awards & Accreditations

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

Professional Profile


•Best Lawyers in America
•Commercial Litigation, 2014-18
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Obtained the largest verdict at that time in a commercial case in Alabama history following a six-week trial in US District Court in Mobile, Alabama in 1991

Thought Leadership

•Serves as counsel to a university board of trustees
•Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees for Samford University
•Advises clients on constitutional issues
•First, Fifth and 14th Amendment issues, as well as statutory claims
•Handles major financing, refinancing and corporate restructuring transactions
•Administrative proceedings pending before
•Commodity Futures Trading Commission
•Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
•Department of Energy
•Securities and Exchange Commission
•Litigates matters for national franchisors (Former general counsel to a nationwide pizza franchise)
•Negotiated licensing agreements in Europe and the Pacific Basin
•Law Clerk, Honorable J. Foy Guin, Jr., US District Judge, Northern District of Alabama, 1976-77


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

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Woodall Appointed by Sirote & Permutt to Head its Mediation and Arbitration Practice Group - 9/23/2014

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

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Government Contracts
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Corporate & Regulatory Compliance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Nonprofit & Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
256-518-3670  Phone
256-518-3681  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 18248, Huntsville, AL 35801
University Attended:
University of Alabama, BA, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, JD, 1976
Year of First admission:
1977, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1977, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and Northern District of Alabama, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Claims Court; 1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama; 1979, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; 1980, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas and Temporary Court of Emergency Appeals; 1998, U.S. Court of International Trade; 1976, Alabama; 1978, Texas

•State of Alabama approved list of mediators
•National Association of College and University Attorneys

1st Lieut., USAR
Birth Information:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, October 26, 1949

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  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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