My goal was to work my way through law school. I didn’t want to go into debt, so I took a job teaching in Birmingham, went to law school at night, waited tables on the weekend and clerked for a local attorney. If I got three or fours of sleep, I considered it a good night.
I got my first job as an attorney on the recommendation of a judge. I started work at the end of May, and I tried my first case a few weeks later in early June. I had my first jury trial in a week or two after that. It was definitely like jumping into the deep end of the pool where the only two options are sink or swim.
Working my way through school and starting my career in the courtroom – these were hard times with long hours and not a lot of room for mistakes. But they were also the times where I learned some of the most important lessons in life.
Don’t be afraid of hard work. Be more prepared than any opponent you come up against. Make sure you put in the time – with your clients, with your research, with the law.
I learned during those early days that no matter who you faced in the courtroom – no matter their pedigree, their resources, or the size of the organization – they could always be outworked.
At the end of the day, it’s you and your client against a tough opponent. Whether it’s an insurance company or a large corporation, it’s going to be a fight. Hard work, being prepared, putting in the time to know that client and case better than anyone else can, understanding the true value of a claim – that’s what delivering results is all about.
Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, 1981-1983
Southeastern Lettermen’s Club; Academic All Conference-Basketball, Dean’s List
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, 1986, B.S. Education
Birmingham School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama, 1993, J.D.
Admitted to practice in:
- State of Alabama
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama
- State Bar of Alabama
- Birmingham Bar Association
- American Association For Justice
- Alabama Association For Justice
- $5,000,000 Misfilled prescription case
- $4,000,000 Truck accident case
- $3,000,000 Injuries caused by drunk driver case
- $990,000 Automobile accident case
- $690,000 Truck accident case
- $550,000 Negligence case
- $300,000 Bar serving drunk driver case
- $250,000 Automobile accident caused by drunk driver case
- $235,000 Automobile accident case
- $225,000 Automobile accident case
- Litigating a Motor Vehicle Case
- Auto Accident Law and Accident Litigation in Alabama
- Effective Depositions and Client Preparation
- Radio seminar on Uninsured /Underinsured Law
- Trial Skills/Moot Court
- Berry/Hoover High School, teacher/coach; 1988-1994
- Roden, Hayes & Carter; 1994-1996
- Partner, Hammond Feldman & Lehane; 1996-1998
- Private Practice, attorney; 1998-2004
- Partner, Feldman & Lehane, now known as LFL, LLC; 2004-present
- Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
- Who’s Who American High School Teachers
Danny is married to Paige Lehane and has 4 children; Brannon, Auburn University, graduated 2008; B.S.; Business Administration (currently in law school); Brady Shannon (2/01), Kathleen Claire (5/04) and Colleen (3/06)
*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.