David S. Cain, Jr.

  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist

David Cain




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As the lead and co-lead counsel in numerous cases that have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements totaling over $200 million in recoveries for his clients, 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 successes in the courtroom was almost immediate, and he has been a part of hundreds of important cases which have served as valuable benefits to the citizens of his community and state.

David has been recognized by Chambers USA, Law Dragon 500, American Board of Trial Advocates, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers. In 2010, David was recognized as one of Mobile’s Top Forty Under 40 and since that time has been inducted into membership as a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is board certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy and he maintains a Preeminent AV ranking amongst his peers and clients. David is admitted to practice in Alabama and Mississippi.

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 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 is married to the former Stephanie Smith of Thomaston, Georgia. David and Stephanie have three boys – Davis, Noah, and Roen – who keep them busy during time away from the office.

Featured Results

  • $100 million settlement for quadriplegic client injured in construction accident
  • $50 million jury verdict in defective water heater explosion
  • $20 million jury verdict for anesthesia error resulting in death
  • $15 million jury verdict in carbon monoxide death case
  • $5.5 million jury verdict in medical malpractice case
  • $5 million jury verdict for carbon monoxide poisoning death
  • $3 million jury verdict for family in trucking accident
  • Numerous other verdicts and confidential settlements

Recognition & Awards 

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (2019 – present)
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow (2019 – present)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member (2016 – present)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Certified Civil Trial Specialist (2015 – present)
  • Chambers USA, Listed (2016 - present)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, Listed (2020 – present)
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Listed (2013 – present)
    • Named as “Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff” in Mobile, Alabama (2022)
  • Benchmark Litigation, “Litigation Star” in national rankings of personal injury attorneys and for Alabama (2013 – present)
  • Super Lawyers, listed as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama / Mid-South Region (2013 – present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell 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
  • Recognized as one of Mobile’s “Forty Under 40” (2010)
  • Finalist in the John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition, receiving the Reuben H. Wright award for best advocate
  • $100 Million Settlement for Individual Plaintiff
  • $50 Million Defective Water Heater Explosion
  • $20 Million Anesthesia Error Resulting in Death
  • $15 Million Verdict in Carbon Monoxide Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case
  • $5 Million Verdict for Carbon Monoxide Death
  • $3 Million Verdict for Family in Trucking Accident
  • $870,000 Jury Verdict Against Driver Failing to Yield Right-of-Way
  • $779,477 Verdict for Man in Industrial Accident
  • $700,000 Settlement for a Family Due to Medical Negligence
  • $500,000 Settlement For Widow of Man Killed in Collision With Illegally Parked Lumber Truck
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated Over Defective Heater
  • Confidential Collision With Concrete Truck
  • Confidential Family Reaches Settlement Over Collision With Log Truck
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated in All-Terrain Vehicle Rollover
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated for Family of Man Killed on Jet Ski
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated for Property Owners in Industrial Air Pollution Case
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated for Woman After Paralyzing Boat Accident
  • Confidential Settlement Negotiated for Woman in Cemetery Accident
  • Confidential Settlement Reached in Death Due to Faulty Stove Installation


  • University of Alabama, J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1998


  • Court Admissions
    • Admitted to practice before all state and federal district courts in Alabama (2003)
    • Admitted to practice before all state and federal district courts in Mississippi (2019)
    • Admitted to practice before all state and federal district courts in Montana (2023)
  • Bar Associations
    • Mobile County Bar Association, Member (2004 - present)
      • Diversity Task Force, Member
    • Baldwin County Bar Association (2015 – present)
    • Alabama State Bar (2003 – present)
      • Young Lawyers Executive Committee, Member
    • Mississippi State Bar Association, Member (2019 - present)
    • American Bar Association, Member
  • Professional Organizations
    • Alabama Association for Justice, Member (2004 – present)
      • Board of Governors (2004 – 2009)
      • Executive Committee (2009 – present)
    • American Association for Justice
    • Attorney’s Information Exchange Group (AIEG), Member

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