David Martin


Phone: 334-420-2958
Fax: 334-834-3172

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  • B.S., summa cum laude, Auburn University (1994)
  • J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1997)

Practice Areas

Association & Community Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar (Bar Commissioner; MCLE Commission; Elections Committee; Governmental Ethics Task Force; Quality of Life, Health & Wellness Task Force; AlaCourt.com and Personal Identifying Information Task Force)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association (Past President, Board of Directors; Grievance Committee)
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum
  • First Baptist Church (Chairman of Deacons; Stewardship Chairman; Sunday School Teacher; Finance Committee)
  • Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice (Board of Directors)
  • YMCA Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award (Past President; Board of Directors)
  • The TransMission (Chairman, Board of Directors)
  • Nehemiah Project (Chairman, Advisory Board)

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent and Judicial AV Preeminent Rating (2019)
  • Best Lawyers (Commerical Litigation; Administrative/Regulatory Law; Health Care Law; Appellate Practice)
  • 2018, 2016, and 2013 Best Lawyers Montgomery Administrative/Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • 2017 Best Lawyers Montgomery Health Care Law "Lawyer of the Year"

Reported Decisions

  • RES-GA Lake Shadow, LLC v. Kennedy, 2017 WL 65338 (Ala.Civ.App. Jan. 6, 2017)
  • Ex Parte South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, 155 So.3d 1002 (Ala. 2014)
  • Ex Parte Sacred Heart Health Systems, Inc., 155 So.3d 980 (Ala. 2012)
  • Riley v. Joint Fiscal Committee of Alabama Legislature, 26 So.3d 1150 (Ala. 2009)
  • Pleasure Island Ambulatory Center v. State Health Planning and Development Agency, 38 So.3d 739 (Ala.Civ.App. 2008)
  • Ex Parte Riley, 8 So.3d 801 (Ala. 2008)
  • Johnco Materials v. Conrad Yelvington Distributors, 542 F.Supp.2d 1248, (M.D.Ala. 2008)
  • Barbaree v. Barbaree, 986 So.2d 428 (Ala.Civ.App. 2007)
  • Beard v. Lehman Bros. Holdings, Inc., 458 F.Supp.2d 1314 (M.D.Ala. 2006)
  • Kelley v. Kelley, 959 So.2d 109 (Ala.Civ.App. 2006)
  • Eslava, et al. v. Gulf Telephone Co., Inc., 418 F.Supp.2d 1314 (S.D.Ala. 2006)
  • Carroll v. W.L. Petrey Wholesale Co., Inc., 941 So.2d 234 (Ala. 2006)
  • Jim Walter Homes, Inc. v. Saxton, 880 So.2d 428 (Ala. 2003)
  • Jim Walter Homes, Inc. v. Nicholas, 843 So.2d 133 (Ala. 2002)
  • Ex parte Jim Walter Homes, Inc., 830 So.2d 733 (Ala. 2002)
  • Jim Walter Homes, Inc. v. Kendrick, 810 So.2d 645 (Ala. 2001)
  • McGinnis v. Jim Walter Homes, Inc., 800 So.2d 140 (Ala. 2001)
  • Ex parte Jim Walter Homes, Inc.,776 So.2d 76 (Ala. 2000)

Attorney Profile

David's practice is committed to all stages of civil litigation, including appellate work, where he has been involved in over 20 reported decisions. David represents businesses and individuals, as both plaintiffs and defendants. His practice is primarily focused on commercial disputes, insurance coverage disputes, construction law, real property disputes, consumer litigation and administrative law. Having regularly represented both companies and individuals on both sides of the aisle, from the filing of the complaint or answer through appeal, David has acquired unique insight into how to prepare and present his client's case.

David was born and raised in Butler, Alabama, where he graduated from Choctaw County High School. David then attended Auburn University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a major in forest biology and a minor in business. While at Auburn, David was elected vice president of the Student Government Association, served two terms on the student senate and was chosen as a member of the spade honorary, which recognizes the top ten seniors on Auburn's campus. David went on to obtain his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with honors and served on the Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation.

David volunteers much of his time to activities of the bar and to his community. David currently serves as a Bar Commissioner, is a past President of the Montgomery County Bar Association and was chosen to participate in the State Bar's Leadership Forum. David is very involved with First Baptist Church, where he served two terms as chairman of the deacons. David has also led numerous mission trips, is a Sunday School teacher, chairs the Nehemiah Center Advisory Board and serves on the Finance Committee.

David is a member of the Board of Directors for the YMCA Jimmy Hitchcock Memorial Award and served as its President for the 2010 year. David also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Transmission.

David and his wife Angie have two children, Laine and Graham. In his spare time, David enjoys bowhunting, fishing and Auburn football.

Recent News

Martin recognized in multiple publications

David Martin recognized in 2018 Best Lawyers in America

David Martin obtains reversal in Fraudulent Transfer Case

David Martin recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers in America

David Martin joins the Board of Alabama Appleseed

David Martin elected Fellow, American Bar Foundation

David Martin selected as Bar Commissioner

Copeland Franco partners recognized as Best Lawyers

Martin was recently invited to address the Young Lawyers Section of the Alabama State Bar

Bobby Segall and David Martin favorably settle coverage dispute

Bobby Segall and David Martin prevail on issue of first impression

Copeland Franco attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers

Bobby Segall and other Copeland Franco lawyers successfully defend high profile white collar case