David F. Daniell received his BS degree in 1976 from the University of North Alabama, graduating from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1979. Upon admission to the Alabama Bar in 1979, he practiced in Huntsville, Alabama until relocating to the Gulf Coast in 1981. He is admitted to practice in all Alabama Courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Alabama, the U.S. Court of Civil Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Since 1981, Mr. Daniell has maintained an active practice in the areas of Personal Injury Law, Insurance law, Products liability law, Construction Law, and Condominium Law. His present practice is focused on products liability, condominium law, real estate development, and construction litigation. He has substantial litigation experience in unique areas of coastal erosion, coastal outlet maintenance, coastal construction, building code compliance, and coastal storm damage issues, as well as automotive products liability litigation with an emphasis on industrial trucks. In addition, Mr. Daniell has extensive experience in coastal, commercial, and condominium development.
Mr. Daniell serves as counsel for the USS Alabama Battleship Commission, operator of the USS Alabama Memorial Park, a memorial to veterans of all American wars and Alabama's second largest tourist attraction. He is also a Director of the USS Alabama Battleship Foundation, dedicated to the preservation of the USS Alabama, one of the most decorated American warships of World War II.
Mr. Daniell is listed in Who's Who in American Law. He has been a contributing author for legal publications and condominium trade journals. He has spoken on construction and condominium law topics. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association and has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has served as a faculty member of the Board of Examiners of the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the area of Civil Trial Law, and has been selected for inclusion in the 2008 through 2021 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers magazine, as well as the 2016-2021 editions of Mid South Super Lawyers Magazine.
Mr. Daniell has received a peer review rating of “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards. He is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and in 2017, was inducted as a Fellow of the Alabama Bar Foundation.
Mr. Daniell was instrumental in the founding of the Baldwin County Bar Foundation and is past President of the Baldwin County Bar Association. He is married to Rita Scott, and has two children and four grandchildren. He resides in Fairhope, Alabama. He is a member of the Point Clear Rotary Club and the Fairhope Yacht Club.