I always knew I was going to be a lawyer. That’s a strange thing, because none of my family practiced law, none of my friends’ parents were lawyers, and I honestly can’t remember watching a single TV show or movie and saying to myself, “That’s going to be me one day.” But I became a lawyer just the same.
As a lawyer, I’ve found there are challenges to this profession — just like any other. Large insurance companies seem to deny more claims, offer less for the claims they will settle, and delay any decision they make much longer than ever before. By the time, we start working for clients, they’ve often heard, “no” so many times, they just want to quit.
One of my favorite things about practicing law is taking a client’s case and working to make the right thing happen. Taking someone who’s heard “No, No, No,” over and over again – and finally being able to tell them, “Yes — Yes, you will get those bills paid. Yes, you will get what’s right. Yes, you will see justice.” That’s what keeps me coming back to work, day after day. Winning for my clients. Seeing that justice is done.
Down the road, at the end of my career, I want to be able to look back and say – I’ve fought the best I could for my clients. I’ve used my experience and skill to guide them through a complicated and sometimes frustrating process. It may be a long fight at times, but we’ve come out on the other side of this, together.
Most importantly — I’ve helped them get the justice they deserve.
As an avid cyclist, I’ve been combining my passion with my work for more than a decade. I’ve been dedicated to representing injured cyclists throughout Alabama, which has lead me to be one of the most experienced lawyers for these cases, recovering several million dollars over the years. I have likely represented more injured cyclists than any other lawyer in the state, and was given the opportunity to share my expertise on the subject during an interview for the show, The Attorneys.
Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1983 B.A.,
Political Science and Economics Honors
Summa Cum Laude; Dean’s List all semesters
Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Beta Sigma National Honor Societies
Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee, 1987 J.D.
Law Journal: Journal of Transactional Law, Member
Admitted to practice in:
- State of Alabama
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- District of Columbia
- State Bar of Alabama
- The District of Columbia Bar
- Birmingham Bar Association
- Member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates
- Member of Alabama Association for Justice
- Member of the American Association For Justice
- Former Member of the Commercial Law League of America
- K-Mart Corp. v. Perdue, 708 So.2d 106 (Ala. Sup. Ct. 1997)
- K-Mart v. Kyles, 723 So.2d 572 (Ala. Sup. Ct. 1998)
- Waiker v. Royal Insurance Company, 765 So.2d 572 (Ala. Civ. App. 1999)
- Butler v. Town of Argo, 871 So.2d 1 (Ala. Sup. Ct. 2003)
- $5,000,000 settlement in 2005 – misfilled prescription case
- $4,000,000 jury verdict in 1994 in Bessemer – case involved wrongful arrest for shoplifting
- $2,850,000 settlement in 2005 – bicyclists struck and injured by drunk driver
- $ 950,000 settlement in 2004 – motor vehicle wreck in which client was inebriated
- $ 700,000 settlement in 2007 – car versus truck wreck
- $ 550,000 settlement in 2006 – negligence case for worker injured on job when tarp placed by non-employer struck worker
- $ 500,000 jury verdict in 2000 in Jefferson County – slander and defamation case
- $ 295,000 settlement in 2004 – dram shop (suit against business that sold alcohol to drunken patron) case
- $ 200,000 jury verdict in 1998 in Mobile – false arrest case
- $ 160,000 settlement in 2009 – bicyclist struck and injured by motorist
- $ 150,000 settlement in 2006 – bicyclist struck and injured by motorist
- Conducted classes/seminars on “How to Try a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Case”
- Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge; Washington D.C.; 1987-1989
- Haskell, Slaughter & Young; 1989-1994
- Roden, Hayes & Carter; 1994-1996
- Hammond, Feldman & Lehane; 1996-1998
- Burgess & Hale; 1998-2000
- Lamar, Miller, Norris & Feldman; 2000-2004
- LF&L, formerly known as Feldman & Lehane; 2004-present
- Named by Alabama Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Alabama from 2008-present
- Listed as a top rated attorney by Metro Birmingham Magazine
- AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell (An AV rating is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating.)
- Member, 1992-1996; President, 1996-2000, Homewood City Council
- Member, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Danny is married to Mary Anne (formerly Averyt) and has 3 children, a daughter born in 1990 and twin boys in 1991
*These recoveries 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.