David primarily represents injured workers throughout Alabama in workers’ compensation cases. David also handles civil litigation including personal injury, auto accidents, collections, contract disputes, employment issues, medical malpractice and wage and hour cases (FLSA).
David has been a member in good standing with the Alabama State Bar since 2002. David received his undergraduate degree in pre-law from the University of Alabama in 1998. He then graduated from Jones School of Law in 2002. David served as law clerk to the Honorable Tom King, Jr., Circuit Court, Jefferson County, Alabama in 2003.
David has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer-review rating in civil practice, personal injury and workers’ compensation. An AV Preeminent rating is Martindale’s highest possible peer review rating. Peer review ratings attest to a lawyer’s legal ability and professional ethics and reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and judiciary.
David was selected as a Super Lawyer 2013 – 2015 by Super Lawyers Magazine. He was previously recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2010 – 2012. David was chosen by Birmingham Magazine as a Top Attorney in 2012 – 2016. David was selected by B-Metro magazine as a Top Attorney in 2016 and as a Rising Star Attorney in 2014. He was selected by BHM BIZ as a Top Lawyer in 2016. David received Avvo’s Clients’ Choice Award in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and was an Avvo Featured Attorney (Workers’ Compensation) for 2013.
David serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Association for Justice (ALAJ) and is a Sustaining Member of ALAJ. David is past chairman of the ALAJ Workers’ Compensation Section. David serves on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation (ACJF) and is a member of the Advocates of Justice Society for ACJF. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Section and a Board Member of the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG).
David is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association Executive Committee and a current member of the Civil Courts Procedure Committee and Solo/Small Firm Section. David is serving as the Vice-Chair of the Birmingham Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section. He is past chairman of the Fee Arbitration Committee and Member Services Committee (two times). David served on the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Section for multiple terms.
David serves on the Board of Directors of Heart Gallery Alabama, Temple Emanuel and is a Trustee for Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at the University of Alabama.
While at the University of Alabama, David was inducted into Jasons Men’s Honorary, Omicron Delta Kappa, Anderson Society, Blue Key National Fraternity and Order of Omega, serving as Vice-President. David served as President of the Interfraternity Council. David was a member of the Dean’s List, Capstone Men and Women and Zeta Beta Tau, College of Honors.
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I endorse this lawyer. David is an exceptional attorney and not only does he work hard for his clients, he obtains great results for them as well. I have mediated cases for David and he has always been reasonable, prepared, and an advocate for his clients. I have also retained David to mediate cases for me. In the roll of a mediator, David uses his knowledge of workers' compensation law to develop resolutions to cases that cannot resolve on their own. David is an asset to the workers' compensation bar.
John Swiney Workers compensation Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with David on cases and have always been impressed. David is an excellent lawyer. He stays up to date with the ever changing legal landscape in Alabama work-related injury matters. He not only brings a strong work ethic to any case that he handles, he also brings an approach that is both skillful and capable.
John Colvin Personal injury Attorney
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||2002||09/12/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group||2016|
|Top Lawyer||BHM BIZ||2016|
|Top Attorneys||Birmingham Magazine||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Top Attorneys||Birmingham Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Attorneys||Birmingham Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star Attorney||B-Metro Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top Attorneys||Birmingham Magazine||2013|
|AV Preeminent Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Top Attorneys||Birmingham Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Alabama Association for Justice||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Birmingham Bar Association||N/A||2002 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar||N/A||2002 - Present|
|Sterling Educational Services (SES)||Overview of the Workers' Compensation Claim||2015|
|Alabama Association for Justice Journal||COMMON ISSUES AND THE OCCASIONAL LANDMINE FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMS IN ALABAMA||2015|
|Sterling Educational Services (SES)||Social Media and the Workers' Compensation Claim||2014|
|Sterling Educational Services (SES)||The Workers' Compensation Claim||2013|
|Alabama Association for Justice||The Workers' Compensation Claim and Social Media||2013|
|news.thelaw.tv||Social Media's Role in the Workers' Compensation Case||2013|
|Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law||N/A||N/A||2002|
|Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group Southeast Regional Conference||Reducing Overhead and Increasing Efficiency in Your Law Office||2016|
|Tailgating and Trial Lawyers CLE||Increasing Efficiency and Reducing Overhead in a Law Office||2016|
|Tailgating and Trial Lawyers CLE||Landmines in Workers' Compensation Cases||2016|
|ALAJ 2016 Mid-Winter Conference||Common Issues and the Occassional Landmine for Workers' Compensation Cases in Alabama||2016|
|SES Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation||Overview of the Workers' Compensation Claim||2015|
|IARP 2015 Denim and Dialogue Conference||Ethics for Nurse Case Managers and Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals||2015|
|Birmingham Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section||Deposing the Employer's Corporate Representative in a Workers' Compensation Case||2015|
|Alabama Association for Justice Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar||Deposing the Corporate Representative in a Workers' Compensation Case||2015|
|SES A Practical Guide to Workers' Compensation||Social Media and the Workers' Compensation Claim||2014|
|Birmingham Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section||Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law||2014|
|SES Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation||The Workers' Compensation Claim||2013|
|Alabama Association for Justice, Emerging Leaders Section||The Workers' Compensation Claim and Social Media||2013|