David L. McAlisterShareholder


100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216


205-822-2057 (fax)

Professional Profile


David L. McAlister is a shareholder in Carr Allison’s Birmingham, AL office. David handles a wide variety of legal matters including: auto accidents, railroad claims (both FELA and crossing accidents), premises liability, insurance coverage, products liability, construction, commercial vehicle claims and workers’ compensation. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

An AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, David has also been selected to The Best Lawyers in America© (2015-2018) in the areas of insurance law, personal injury litigation and workers’ compensation. He is a member of the American and Birmingham Bar Associations, the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Defense Lawyers Association, the Montgomery Claims Association and the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. David is a trained mediator and is listed on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster. Additionally, he is a member of The Neutral Solution which is a group of Alabama-based mediators that provide affordable mediation solutions in a variety of practice areas at locations across the state.

David earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL).

David and his wife Susan have three adult children, a daughter and twin sons. In his spare time, he enjoys snow skiing and playing golf.


Alabama State Court Mediator: https://alabamaadr.org/web/roster-mediators/index.php?ID=1724&action=Profile

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


United States District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


BA, University of Alabama

JD, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL)


Birmingham Bar Association

American Bar Association

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Defense Lawyers Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Alabama State Court Mediator Roster

National Association of Railroad Trial Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2018

Montgomery Claims Association

News Updates About David L. McAlister

Defense Win for McAlister and Hanning

Shareholder David McAlister and Associate Bain Hanning, from Carr Allison’s Birmingham, AL office, successfully defended their client in a circuit court jury trial in Jefferson County, AL.  The matter involved an automobile accident which occurred in Birmingham, AL, where the Plaintiff claimed to have suffered a traumatic brain injury, among […]

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24 Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Best

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 24 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   In Alabama: · Birmingham office: o Brett Adair (Employment Law) o Russell Q. Allison (Insurance Law) o C. Steven Ball (Commercial […]

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 23 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 23 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2018 for their excellence in practice areas that include:  Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Labor and Employment, and Workers’ Compensation. Included from […]

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Thirteen Carr Allison Attorneys listed to Best Lawyers in America for 2017

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that 13 attorneys were recently listed to 2017 Best Lawyers in America for their excellence in Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Worker’s Compensation.  Included in our Birmingham office are:  Russell Q. Allison (Insurance Law),  Charles F. Carr (Personal Injury Litigation and […]

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