David E. Rains

David E. Rains

David E. Rains

Shareholder

David Rains was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1996.  He is licensed to practice before Alabama’s United States District Courts in the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College in 1993, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1996, where he was a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board.

David served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Advocacy, at the University of Alabama School of Law (2000-2013).  In addition, he has served as a Subject Matter Expert for the Development Committee of the Board of Bar Examiners of the Alabama State Bar; Chair of the Alabama State Bar's Law Day Committee (2013); Co-chair of the Alabama State Bar’s Law Day Committee (2012); Chair of the Alabama State Bar’s Local Bar Outreach Network (2013-2014); Member of the Alabama State Bar’s Judicial Liaison Committee (2010-2013); and was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Alabama to serve on the State of Alabama Board of Court Reporters (2013-2016).  David also serves on the Defense Research Institute’s Workers Compensation Committee and the 2014 Annual Meeting Subcommittee.

Professional memberships include Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution State Court Mediation Roster; Tuscaloosa County Bar Association (Member, Civil Practice Committee 1998-2002; Executive Committee 2002-2009; Secretary/Treasurer 2005-2006; Vice-President 2006-2007; President 2007-2008); American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section; Labor & Employment Section; Business Section; Construction Law Section); Alabama State Bar (Member, Leadership Forum; Wills for Heroes Committee; Judicial Liaison Committee; Leadership Forum Planning Committee; Law Day Committee; Special Projects Committee; Local Bar Outreach Committee; Professionalism Consortium); Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Defense Research Institute; and Associated General Contractors of America (Associate Member).  He was selected for the Inaugural Class of Leadership Forum for Alabama State Bar.  He received the President's Service Award from the Alabama State Bar in 2011 and 2013. 

David’s community involvement includes Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors, Chairman of the YMCA's Youth First Campaign, Tuscaloosa Junior Achievement Board of Directors, Executive Committee Member and Legal Counsel for the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, Legal Counsel for the Region 3 Workforce Development Counsel of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, Tuscaloosa Tip-Off Club Board of Directors, YMCA Men's Club, Youth League baseball, football, and basketball coach, Cub Scout Den Leader, and Christ Episcopal Church.

Publications & Presentations
Community Involvement

Black Warrior Council of Boy Scouts of America

  • Board of Directors
  • Cub Scout Den Leader

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

  • Executive Committee Member
  • Legal Counsel 2019-2020

Coaching

  • Youth League Baseball
  • Youth League Football
  • Youth League Basketball

Christ Episcopal Church, Member

Fifty Fools

IHCC Capital Campaign Committee

Region 3 Workforce Development Council of the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce

  •  Legal Counsel

Tuscaloosa Junior Achievement, Board of Directors

Tuscaloosa Park and Recreation Association

  • President, Basketball Advisory Committee

Tuscaloosa Tip-Off Club, Board of Directors

West Alabama Baseball League

  • President, Advisory Board 2016 - 2017
  • Vice-President, Advisory Board 2014-2016

West Alabama Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Board of Directors

  • President 2017 - Present
  • Vice-President 2015 - 2017

YMCA

  • President 2017 - Present
  • Vice-President, Board of Directors 2016
  • Chairmen of the YMCA's Youth First Campaign 2015

YMCA Men's Club

  • President 2016-2017
  • Vice-President 2015

 

 

Awards & Honors

Inaugural Class of Leadership Forum for Alabama State Bar

President's Service Award from the Alabama State Bar,  2011 and 2013