David A. Rich
David Rich is Chair of the firm’s Product Liability Practice Group and a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. He focuses on product liability, design and construction, trucking and transportation, and appellate litigation. He also specializes in insurance coverage in both litigated and non-litigated matters.
David represents a wide of range of established companies located across the Country. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts, as well as successfully taken and defended complex appeals in state and federal appellate courts.
David is Martindale-Hubbell AV- Preeminent rated by his peers and has been named to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list as a top-rated products liability attorney since 2015. David also had the distinguished honor of serving as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Sharon L. Blackburn, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, from 2010 to 2011.
- New York
- United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
- United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
- United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States of Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circle
- Thomas Jefferson School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude 2010)
- Northern Arizona University, (B.A. cum laude 2006)
Business and Professional Associations
- Alabama State Bar Association
- Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
- Defense Research Institute
- Birmingham Bar Association
- New York Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – LEED Green Associate
Publications and Speaking Engagements
- Speaker, “Measuring Design Professional Performance,” Donovan Hatem Design Professional Roundtable (2020)
- Author, Lost in Translation: How Litigants are ATtempting to Breathe Life Into Dead Failure to Warn Claims, 4 Litigation Commentary & Review 301 (2012)
- Author, Deference to the Law of Nations: The Intersection Between the New York Convention, the Convention Act, the McCarran-Ferguson Act, and State-Anti Insurance Arbitration Statutes, 33 T. JEFFERSON. L. REV. 81 (2011).
- Author, Betting the Farm: The TIC Turf War and Why TICS Constitute Investment Contracts Under Federal Securities Laws, 1 WM. & MARY BUS. L. REV. 483 (2010).