Mr. Cain has been lead and co-lead counsel in numerous cases with multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. His practice areas include eighteen-wheeler trucking accidents, automobile accidents, fires and explosions, product defects/failures, industrial accidents, medical malpractice, insurance fraud/bad faith, and injuries invoking admiralty and maritime law.
About David Cain, Jr.
Admitted: 2003, Alabama
Professional Webpage: www.cunninghambounds.com/attorney_detail.html?attorney=12
Honors and Awards:
- Benchmark Plaintiff lists Mr. Cain as a "Local Litigation Star" in its Alabama rankings of personal injury attorneys and has identified him as a “Future Star” in its Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, he was recognized as one of Mobile's "Forty Under 40" for 2010.
- Mr. Cain is admitted to practice in all Alabama state and federal courts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Cain is a member of the Mobile County Bar Association (member of the Diversity Task Force), Alabama State Bar (member of the Young Lawyers Executive Committee), Alabama Association for Justice (member of the Board of Governors and the Emerging Leaders), and the American Association for Justice.
Verdicts and Settlements:
- Some noteworthy cases in which Mr. Cain served as lead or co-lead counsel include Pettaway v. Coastal Anesthesia, P.C., et al., a medical wrongful death case in which a $20 million verdict was obtained for the family of a woman who died after her anesthesia care team failed to follow the accepted standards of care in administering her anesthesia; Krantz v. A.O. Smith, et al., a wrongful death/product liability case in which a $50 million verdict was obtained for the family of a man who was killed after a defective water heater in his garage exploded; Miller v. Bradford Health Services, a wrongful death/automobile accident in which a $3 million verdict was obtained for the family of a student who was killed when her vehicle struck an eighteen wheel truck after she was run off the road by a Bradford Health Services driver who fell asleep at the wheel and veered into her lane after driving 20+ hours straight through the night to deliver a patient to Bradford’s facility; and Tyler v. Mobile Infirmary Association, a medical wrongful death case in which a $5.5 million verdict was obtained for the estate of a woman who died of acute mesenteric ischemia due to the failure of the hospital to accurately monitor and report the patient's condition to treating doctors. The following language is required by Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct: "These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."
- Mr. Cain completed his undergraduate degree at Auburn University where he received numerous honors. In 2003, he received his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law. During law school, he was a Hugo Black Scholar and selected into the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers. He also served as a Senior Editor for the Alabama Law Review, participated in various legal advocacy competitions, and was a finalist in the John A. Campbell Moot Court Competition, receiving the Reuben H. Wright award for best advocate. Mr. Cain also served as a member of the Jessup Moot Court team, competing in regional competitions of International advocacy.