MOBILE, ALA. -The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that David S. Cain, Jr. of the law firm, Cunningham Bounds has successfully achieved Board Certification as a civil trial advocate. The NBTA was formed out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney's experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.

Mr. Cain joins a growing number of trial attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose qualified and experienced legal counsel.

The elaborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses, submission of legal writing documents, proof of good standing and passing of an examination.

Board Certification is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve.

Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations. The NBTA as well as all board certifying organizations are committed to safeguarding the public’s ability to choose a good attorney.

Mr. Cain earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. Mr. Cain is licensed to practice in Alabama, and he has been involved in numerous cases that have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association and the Mobile Bar Association. He is also a member of the Alabama Association for Justice, the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG), and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Mr. Cain is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.

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