David L. Brown, Jr.


David's law practice is focused in the areas of appellate advocacy, automotive, industrial, heavy equipment and recreational vehicles, product liability, healthcare litigation, insurance litigation, employment and labor litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device,  tort and general litigation.  In addition to Alabama, David has litigated cases in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Arkansas.   He is a member of the Shades Valley YMCA Board of Managers.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 205.598.2160
Email: dbrown@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas

Appellate Advocacy
Automotive Industrial Heavy Equipment and Recreational Vehicles
Employment and Labor Litigation
Healthcare Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
Product Liability
Tort and General Litigation

B.A.: University of Alabama, 1998
Juris Doctor: University of Alabama School of Law, 2001

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  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Super Lawyers - Products liability
  • Birmingham Magazine - Rising Star
  • B-Metro Magazine - Top flight Lawyer
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum - 2007


  • Co-Author, " Discovery of Electronic Medical Records, Audit Trails, and Metadata",  IADC Medical Defense and Health Law Committee Newsletter, April 2018
  • Co-Author, "Manufacturer Liability for Used Durable Medical Equipment", Litigation Management Magazine, Winter 2017
  • Author, "Cleaning Up Your Image" - Litigation Management Magazine, 2014
  • Author, "Preservation Time: Steps to Avoid Spoilation" - Litigation Management Magazine, 2013
  • Author, "Location Matters: Venue Can Play a Big Role in Corporate Suits" - Birmingham Business Journal, 2011

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Inaugural Diversity Task Force)
  • Alabama Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (National Co-Chair of the CLM Diversity and Inclusion Committee)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Magic City Bar Association
  • Shades Valley YMCA Board of Managers

Speaking Engagements

  • "Advanced Strategies for Success in Mediation," CLM Training Session
  • "Advoiding Spoliation Landmines in Product Liability Cases," 2013 CLM Product Liability Conference
  • "Building Your First Line of Defense - Frontline Strategies to Prevent Product Liability Claims," 2014 CLM Product Liability Conference
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Claims College School of Casualty Claims, Baltimore, MD (2016)
  • Claims  College Mock Trial, 2015 and 2016, CLM
  • "Effective Investigation of Product Liability Claims," 2012 ClMannual Conference
  • "ETHNICS - Advanced Issues in Dealing with Social Media: Ethical Concerns and Admissibility Pitfalls", 2015 CLM Annual Conference
  • "Evaluating Additional Insured Coverage and Contractual Indemnity Issues," CLM Training Session
  • Selection, Use and management of Expert Witnesses," CLM Training Session
  • "And Now, the Law," 2018 Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation, 2018 ABA CLE Session

Court Admissions

  • Alabama State Bar
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • United States Supreme Court