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David Guin handles general business & commercial litigation, securities fraud, shareholder disputes, institutional investors, stock broker arbitrations, antitrust and consumer class actions.

Mr. Guin has been listed in publication, The Best Lawyers in America, for his securities litigation practice. He also has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" and has received an "AV" peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Guin is Alabama chapter president of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms ( and is a director and past Executive Committee member of the National Association of Securities and Consumer Attorneys ( He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Class Action Reports, a bi-monthly Thomson/West publication reporting on all aspects of class action litigation. He is frequently published in law reviews and similar publications.

In his spare time, Guin enjoys armchair theology, landscape photography, fingerstyle guitar, hiking and fly fishing. He serves as Board President for Cahaba Riverkeeper, and serves on the Board of 10/40 Connections.


Practice: Complex financial litigation - securities, shareholder disputes, antitrust, accounting, tax, class actions, and business mediation


No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other attorneys.


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Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 30%
    30 years
  2. Class Action: 25%
    30 years
  3. Business: 25%
    30 years
  4. Antitrust: 20%
    30 years



Hourly ($350-700/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Guin Stokes & Evans, LLC

505 20th St N
Suite 1000
Birmingham, AL, 35203-4626


ALAuthorized to practice law198501/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer; Commercial Litigation; Securities LitigationBest Lawyers in America2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Best Lawyer- Securities LitigationBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyer; Securities LitigationBest Lawyers in America2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGuin Stokes & Evans, LLC (fka Donaldson & Guin)1997 - Present
PartnerHogan Smith & Alspaugh1995 - 1997
PartnerRitchie & Rediker1986 - 1995
Law ClerkHon. Truman Hobbs, US District Judge, MD Ala1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Birmingham Bar AssociationLong Range Planning Committee2015 - Present
International Network of Boutique Law FirmsMemberN/A
Alabama State Bar, Business Torts and Antitrust Law SectionMemberN/A
Birmingham Bar Association, Fee Arbitration CommitteeMemberN/A
National Association of Securities and Consumer Law AttorneysFormer Executive Committee MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re HealthSouth Bondholder LitigationSettled for $230+ million
In re OSB ("Oriented Strand Board") Antitrust LitigationSettled for $125 million
Regions Morgan Keegan Subprime Mutual Funds Multistate Task Force$210+ million settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
Class Action ReportsOld Habits Die Hard: Some Courts Continue to Apply Bad Law When Addressing the Article III Standing of Class Representatives2006
RICO Law ReporterEleventh Circuit Certifies RICO Class Action Against HMOs2005
Class Action ReportsCommentary2004
Washington and Lee Law ReviewThe Insider Trading and Securities Fraud Enforcement Act: Has Congress Supplied a Limitations Period Appropriate for Use in Private Rule 10b-5 Actions?1991
Alabama Law ReviewThe Retirement Equity Act of 1984: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back1985
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Lipscomb UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Tort Law UpdateClass Actions 1012015
National Summit on the Future of Fiduciary ResponsibilityPre-filing considerations in securities litigation2012
Annual Class Action SeminarClass Action Discovery - Uses and Abuses1997