Butler Snow attorney A. David Fawal was recently elected to the Birmingham Bar Association’s (BBA) Executive Committee, Place 3 for 2023-2025. This notable honor is a select leadership position on the founding committee only awarded to elite attorneys recognized for their dedication to justice and the advancement of the legal profession.
Founded in 1885, the Birmingham Bar Association is one of the oldest local bar associations in the United States, with approximately 4,000 members. Governed by its Executive Committee, the BBA aims to uphold the honor and dignity of the profession, to promote the administration of justice, to exercise a constructive influence among its members and the life of the community, to promote needed legal reform, to cultivate a spirit of collegiality and goodwill, and to further the continuing legal education of its members.
Fawal has over 30 years of experience practicing law and is an AV-rated attorney with a focus in commercial litigation and insurance coverage and defense. Fawal serves as Vice-Chair of Butler Snow’s E-Discovery Advisors team and is a member of the Firm’s Catastrophic Events and Major Claims Team. He has defended hundreds of cases arising from Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy for flood losses brought under flood insurance policies issued by Write Your Own insurers under the National Flood Insurance Program.
He has served as lead counsel and co-counsel in numerous jury trials in state, federal and military venues including co-lead counsel in one of the first cases to go to trial against a leading ephedra manufacturer, related to the dangers of ephedra-based herbal supplements.
Fawal has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for his work in commercial litigation and insurance. Martindale-Hubbell® named him a Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law in 2013 and Birmingham Magazine selected him as a Top Attorney in Appellate, Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense Law in 2020. Fawal is also a retired Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
He obtained his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law and is admitted to the Alabama State Bar, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits.