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David Rayfield graduated with a B.A. from Rhodes College in 1994 and a J.D. from the University of Alabama in 2001. Following his graduation from the University of Alabama, David began his legal career by opening his own office with a law school classmate in Phenix City, Alabama. He enjoyed a general practice with an emphasis on civil litigation for his first five years in practice before joining Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood, PC in January 2006. While with Pope McGlamry, David focused his practice on business litigation and representing individuals that had been injured, damaged or otherwise harmed by others. 

In July, 2015, David joined the law firm of Waldrep, Mullin & Callahan, LLC as a partner with a continued focus on civil litigation.  Licensed in both Alabama and Georgia, David is currently focused on practicing law in the areas of commercial litigation, tort liability, personal injury, and wrongful death.  He is also very active in the legal community, currently serving as Treasurer of the Columbus American Inns of Court, Treasurer of the Columbus Bar Association, and as Vice-President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2nd Congressional District.  David also previously served as President of the Columbus Trial Lawyers Association (2013-2015), President of the Chattahoochee Bar Association (2009-2010), and President of the Russell County, Alabama Bar Association (2005-2006). 

David and his wife Stuart, have 2 beautiful daughters, Vivian and Celia. In his spare time, David enjoys Alabama football (Roll Tide!), golf, and reading. He also serves as an active member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Columbus.​


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
  2. Insurance: 25%
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
  4. Litigation: 25%



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (33-45%)

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Waldrep, Mullin & Callahan, LLC

111 12th Street
Suite 300
Columbus, GA, 31901


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200208/05/2016
ALAuthorized to practice law200108/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWaldrep, Mullin & Callahan, LLC2015 - Present
PartnerPope McGlamry P.C2006 - 2015
PartnerPope & Rayfield, P.C.2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Columbus Bar AssociationSecretary2016 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationVice-President, 2nd Congressional District2015 - Present
Columbus American Inn of CourtTreasurer2013 - Present
Columbus American Inn of CourtBarrister2012 - Present
Columbus Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2002 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - Present
Alabama State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Alabama Association for JusticeMember2001 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationTreasurer2015 - 2016
Columbus Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2013 - 2015
Columbus Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President2011 - 2013
Columbus American Inn of CourtAssociate2010 - 2012
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationChair of Business Litigation Section2010 - 2012
Chattachoochee Bar AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
Russell County, Alabama Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Russell County, Alabama Bar AssociationVice President2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Executive Risk v. AFC Enterprises, Inc.$24 million verdict affirmed by Eleventh Circuit
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationHow I Obtained Justice for my Client - Girtman v. McClendon Acres2012
The Verdict, Journal of Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationO.C.G.A. 51-12-33 - A Guide to Proper Interpretation2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Rhodes CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GTLA Winter WorkshopCo-Chair/Moderator2014
Dispute Resolution for Trial and Non-Trial LawyersWhat to do before you Mediate - Observations by Counsel for the Plaintiff and Defendant2013