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David S. Cain Jr.

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates

EMAIL
dsc@cunninghambounds.com

T (251) 471 6191T (251) 471 6191 F (251) 479 1031

Paralegal
Karen Hyde
krh@cunninghambounds.com


Legal Secretary
Sarah Burnam
sjb@cunninghambounds.com

As the lead and co-lead counsel in numerous cases that have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, David Cain’s reputation as a “litigation star” is well deserved. An “advocate’s advocate”, David, who was born in Memphis, Tennessee and was raised in Jasper, Alabama,  has proven himself a skilled litigator at every stage in his career and his success in the courtroom has earned him an enviable reputation within the Alabama legal community as well as nationally.

David’s success in the legal field began at the University of Alabama School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude, and was recognized as a Hugo Black Scholar. David competed in numerous legal advocacy competitions during law school, receiving the Reuben H. Wright award for best advocate and being selected to both the Order of the Coif as well as the Order of the Barristers. After graduation from law school, David immediately began work in the courtroom as a champion of the rights of those who have been unjustly injured. His success in the courtroom was almost immediate, and he has been a part of dozens of important cases which have served as valuable benefits to the citizens of his community and state. David has been recognized by Benchmark Plaintiff as a “Litigation Star” while also being listed in Best Lawyers in America and in Super Lawyers. In 2010, David was recognized as one of Mobile’s Top Forty Under 40, and he maintains a Preeminent AV ranking amongst his peers and clients. David is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama, as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

David counts as one of his greatest achievements, the impact he has made in the lives of his clients, and the preparation necessary to ensure that his clients’ stories are heard, understood, and validated. In addition to devoting a significant amount of his time to ensuring the well-being of those clients, David is also very much involved in his community. As a graduate member of the 2010 Greater Mobile Leadership class, David has provided significant support to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and also served as a member of the Mobile County Bar Association Diversity Task Force. David has been a member of the Young Lawyers Executive Committee, the Alabama State Bar Executive Committee, a Member of the Board of Governors, and a member of Emerging Leaders of the Alabama Association for Justice.

David volunteers his time coaching Bayside Academy’s Youth Football teams, and also serves as a coach for two baseball teams in the Fairhope Youth Baseball League. When David is not coaching you can usually find him fishing with his 3 boys in the Gulf of Mexico.

Recognition & Awards

  • Admitted to practice in all Alabama state and federal courts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court
  • Listed in Chambers USA
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2013-present)
  • Benchmark Plaintiff named him a "Litigation Star" in its national rankings of personal injury attorneys and for Alabama (2013-present)
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation as a "Litigation Star" in its Alabama rankings of personal injury attorneys (2016-present) 
  • Benchmark Litigation named him a "Future Star" in its rankings of Alabama attorneys (2014-2015)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama / Mid-South Region (2013-present) 
  • Listed in Super Lawyers magazine as one of Alabama's Rising Stars (2010-2012)
  • Recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer"  
  • Recognized as one of Mobile's "Forty Under 40" (2010)
  • AV® Preeminent 4.9/5.0 Peer Rating
  • Hugo Black Scholar
  • Selected into the Order of the Coif
  • Selected into the Order of the Barristers
  • Finalist in the John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition, receiving the Reuben H. Wright award for best advocate

 

Significant Verdicts

$50 Million Verdict in Defective Water Heater Explosion

Krantz v. A.O. Smith | Baldwin County, Alabama | Case No. CB-05-794

Cunningham Bounds obtained a $50 million verdict for the family of a man who suffered severe burns and died four days later after a natural-gas wat...

$20 Million Verdict for family in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Pettaway v. Coastal Anesthesia, P.C., et al. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-07-901577

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds achieved a $20 million jury verdict for family of woman who died after her anesthesia care team failed to follow...

$5.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case

Tyler v. Mobile Infirmary Association | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV-00-2202

Cunningham Bounds obtained a $5.5 million verdict for the estate of a woman who died of acute mesenteric ischemia due to the failure of the hospita...

$3 Million Verdict for family in Trucking Accident

Miller v. Bradford Health Services | Mobile County, Alabama

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds obtained a $3 million verdict for the family of a woman who was killed on her way to school when her vehicle str...

$779,477 Verdict for Man in Industrial Accident

Williams v. Etowah Chemical | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. CV-2012-901624

In 2014, firm partners obtained a $779,477.00 jury verdict for an injured mechanic who suffered an ankle burn while operating an industrial hot wat...

$700,000 Settlement for a Family Due to Medical Negligence

Powell vs. Andalusia Regional Hospital

Cunningham Bounds negotiated a $700,000 settlement for the family of a child who was permanently injured during birth due to doctor’s order a...

Settlement Reached Over Collision with Concrete Truck

Daughtry v. Morris Concrete | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV2004-451

The firm negotiated a confidential settlement for a man who suffered severe injuries when he was crushed by a speeding Morris Concrete truck which ...

Community Settles With Pulp and Paper Mill Over Pollution

Gladney v. Weyerhaeuser USA INC., et al. | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-02-2207

A confidential settlement was reached on behalf of more than 60 children in a community directly across the street from a pulp and paper mill; the ...

Settlement Negotiated for Property Owners Against Weyerhauser for Industrial Air Pollution

Atwood v. Weyerhauser, USA, Inc., et al. | Circuit Court of Wilcox County, Alabama | Civil Action No. CV-2009-900024.80

In 2014, Cunningham Bounds settled a case involving widespread and devastating pollution affecting the Yellow Bluff community in Wilcox County, Ala...

Settlement Negotiated for Woman After Paralyzing Boat Accident

Fortino v. Cryer | Baldwin County Circuit Court Case | Case No. CV-2012-901592

In November 2013, firm partner settled a case on behalf of a woman who sustained a severe and permanent spinal cord injury that rendered her a para...

Settlement Reached in Death Due to Faulty Stove Installation

Mary Dean Hodges, as Administratrix of the Estate of Dylan Blake Barnhill v. Baber’s Inc., et al. | Escambia County Circuit Court | CV-2010-900008

In 2014, Cunningham Bounds’ attorneys reached a confidential settlement in this wrongful death case arising out of the death of a five-year-o...

Settlement Negotiated for Woman in Cemetery Accident

Lucille Castro v. Alabama Power Company | Mobile County Circuit Court | Civil Action No. CV- 2008-001390

In 2009, firm partners obtained a confidential settlement in this case.  The plaintiff was visiting gravesites of her deceased husband and two...

Settlement Negotiated Over Defective Heater

Horton v. De Longhi, at al. | Mobile County, Alabama Circuit Court | Case No. 2008-901543

In December 2011, the attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this case involving an oil-filled electric space heate...

Settlement Negotiated in All-Terrain Vehicle Rollover

Harrell v. Yamaha | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-07-901382

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds negotiated a confidential settlement in this product liability case where a man's right leg was crushed and ampu...

Settlement Negotiated for Family of Man Killed on Jet Ski

Myers v. Polaris | Mobile County, Alabama | Case No. CV-06-83

The firm obtained a confidential settlement for the wife and surviving children of a man who was killed when the steering on his jet ski failed cau...

Family Reaches Settlement Over Collision With Log Truck

Howell v. J & J Wood, Inc., et al. | U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, Eastern Division

The firm reached a confidential settlement for the family of decedent whose automobile struck the defendant’s log truck that was stretched ac...

News

Oct 20, 2017

Cunningham Bounds Recognized as Leading Litigation Law Firm in Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. – Benchmark Litigation announced its 2018 directory of leading law firms and the personal injury firm of Cunningham Bounds, LLC ...

Aug 15, 2017

Lawyers of Cunningham Bounds Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. – Twelve personal injury attorneys with Cunningham Bounds, LLC law firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The ...

Jun 01, 2017

Cunningham Bounds Only Alabama Law Firm to Receive Top Plaintiff Ranking In Chambers USA

Cunningham Bounds, LLC was the only law firm in Alabama to receive the highest ranking possible – a “Band 1” ranking – in t...

Dec 20, 2016

All Partners of Cunningham Bounds Receive 2016 Super Lawyers Ranking

Mobile, Ala. – All the partners of Cunningham Bounds, LLC were selected to the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list of outstanding attorney...

Nov 14, 2016

Cunningham Bounds Named One of Alabama’s Leading Litigation Firms

MOBILE, Ala. – Benchmark Litigation has published its 2017 directory of leading law firms and the personal injury firm of Cunningham Bounds, ...

Aug 15, 2016

Lawyers of Cunningham Bounds Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

MOBILE, Ala. – Thirteen personal injury lawyers with the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in T...

Jun 01, 2016

Cunningham Bounds the Only Law Firm in Alabama to Receive Top Ranking

In the Chambers and Partners 2016 ranking of U.S. leading law firms and lawyers, Cunningham Bounds was the only law firm in Alabama to receive the ...

Dec 15, 2015

ATTORNEY DAVID S. CAIN, JR. ACHIEVES BOARD CERTIFICATION IN CIVIL TRIAL LAW BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY

MOBILE, ALA. -The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that David S. Cain, Jr. of the law firm, Cunningham Bounds, LLC ha...

Oct 27, 2015

Benchmark Litigation Names Cunningham Bounds a Leading Law Firm

MOBILE, Ala. – In its 2016 rankings of America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, Benchmark Litigation named Cunningham Bounds, ...

Aug 18, 2015

Attorneys of Cunningham Bounds Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® 2016

MOBILE, Ala. – Thirteen lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers ...

Jul 08, 2015

All Cunningham Bounds Partners Named to Alabama Super Lawyers

All the partners of Cunningham Bounds, LLC have been named to the annual list of Alabama Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.  The Super Lawyers ...

Apr 28, 2014

Jury Finds Etowah Chemical Negligent in Pressure Washer Accident

Mobile, Ala. – On April 25, 2014, a Mobile County, Alabama, jury found H.P.W. Specialties, Inc. doing business as Etowah Chemical Sales and S...

Sep 15, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Includes Cunningham Bounds’ Attorneys

MOBILE, Ala. – Ten lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Am...

May 10, 2013

Ten Attorneys with Cunningham Bounds Named to Super Lawyers 2013

MOBILE, Ala. – Ten attorneys with Cunningham Bounds, LLC have been selected to the 2013 Alabama Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than f...

Sep 28, 2012

Alabama Supreme Court Affirms Wrongful Death Verdict, 8 to 1

Mobile, Ala. - On September 28, 2012, the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a $4 million wrongful death judgment in the case of Hall v. Coastal Anest...

Sep 18, 2012

Ten Cunningham Bounds Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America®

MOBILE, Ala. -- Ten lawyers from the firm Cunningham Bounds, LLC were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Am...

Aug 01, 2012

Top Dollar Takedowns: Biggest Jury Awards in the Last Five Years

Cunningham Bounds is sited as "Some of the state’s most skillful plaintiff attorneys give their views of the their big wins—the 10 larg...

Dec 16, 2009

$20M awarded in wrongful death case

By Katherine Sayre  Staff Reporter Mobile Press-Register  A Mobile County jury awarded $20 million this week to the family of a woman w...

Apr 28, 2009

Firm Obtains $700K Settlement in Medical Malpractice case

Doctor Admits No Medical Basis for Ordering of Procedure that Caused Patient Permanent Damage  Andalusia, Alabama - On Thursday, April 23, 2...

Jan 14, 2008

#7 of the Nation's Top 10 Jury Verdicts of 2007

Exploding Water Heater Brings $50M  By Dick Dahl  Lawyers USA  An Alabama jury awarded $50 million to the family of a man who was...

Oct 19, 2007

$50M verdict in fatal blast

By DAVID FERRARA  Staff Reporter  BAY MINETTE -- A $50 million verdict, one of the richest jury awards in Baldwin County history, was h...

Oct 18, 2007

Deliberations begin today in lawsuit over water heater

Press-Register (Mobile, AL) - October 18, 2007  Author: DAVID FERRARA, Staff Reporter  Deliberations begin today in lawsuit over water ...

Oct 18, 2007

$50 million awarded in water-heater death case

By David Ferrara, Press-Register October 18, 2007 at 5:31 PM, updated October 18, 2007 at 5:34 PM A Baldwin County jury awarded $50 million today ...

Oct 13, 2007

Wife describes explosion that killed husband

Press-Register (Mobile, AL) - October 13, 2007  Author: DAVID FERRARA, Staff Reporter  Wife tells of explosion that killed husband ...

Oct 06, 2007

Plaintiff's lawyer focuses on water heater valve in suit

Posted by David Ferrara Al.com BAY MINETTE -- An attorney for the family of a Daphne man killed when his water heater exploded tried to show Baldw...

Oct 03, 2007

Trial begins in blast death

Posted by DAVID FERRARA al.com  BAY MINETTE -- A faulty valve in a water heater and shoddy plumbing work led to an explosion that killed a D...

Sep 15, 2007

Court reduces Mobile hospital's verdict

Press-Register  Montgomery -- A sharply divided Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that a $5.5 million judgment against a Mobile hospital sh...

Jan 21, 2005

Student's traffic death garners $3M verdict

By GARY McELROY  Staff Reporter  A 77-year-old driver, who'd been on the road for 30 of the previous 39 hours, fell asleep and caused a...

Nov 19, 2004

Jury hits Infirmary for $5.5M

Second multimillion-dollar verdict against hospital in three months  By GARY McELROY  Staff Reporter  For the second time in thre...

Education

  • Admitted to the Bar in Alabama in 2003
  • University of Alabama, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1998

Affiliations

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member of the Mobile County Bar Association (member of the Diversity Task Force)
  • Member of the Baldwin County Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar (member of the Young Lawyers Executive Committee)
  • Member of the Alabama Association for Justice (member of the Board of Governors and the Emerging Leaders)
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Attorney's Information Exchange Group (AIEG)
  • Member of the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Supports the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and is a graduate member of its 2010 Greater Mobile Leadership Class
  • Volunteers his time coaching Bayside Academy’s Lower and Intermediate school football teams
  • Serves as a coach for two teams in the Fairhope Youth Baseball League

Reported Decisions

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