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David B. Block
Shareholder
PROFILE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

David's Profile

David is a Shareholder and member of the Labor & Employment practice at Maynard Cooper. He has held various positions of leadership in the firm, including serving on the Firm’s Executive Committee.

David has over 20 years of experience as a labor and employment attorney. During that time he has served some of North Alabama’s largest employers as legal counselor and advisor. David addresses the full range of his clients’ employment law needs, including advising them on employment policies, employee discipline and termination, harassment training, reductions in force and wage and hour issues. David also works on immigration matters, including helping to resolve one of the country’s largest EB-5 lawsuits. Although his primary goal is to help clients avoid lawsuits, David is an experienced trial attorney, having tried a wide variety of employment cases in federal and state courts.

David also works with clients to protect their intellectual property and trade secrets, both during and after employment.  In this regard, David handles trade secret and non-compete cases.

Manufacturing and Distribution

David is particularly experienced working with clients in the manufacturing and distribution industries.  He works with these clients to meet the wide-ranging legal challenges these industries face on a daily basis, from labor and employment, to workplace safety (OSHA) to immigration.

Defense

David also is closely aligned with the Government Contracts & Bid Protests practice at Maynard Cooper.  In this capacity, he regularly works on employment issues specific to defense and aerospace contractors, large and small.

Serious Workplace Injuries

David also has experience in several areas related to catastrophic injuries in the workplace.  This experience includes defending worker’s comp death cases, co-employee claims, premises liability for owners and employers, as well as defending OSHA claims.

He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in both The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers. David was recently named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Huntsville Litigation-Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year”.

David received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law and holds a B.A. from the University of Texas.

David's Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law: Management, Litigation: Labor & Employment, and Labor Law: Management (2010 – present)
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year for Labor & Employment (2016)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers for Employment Litigation: Defense (2016 – present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Employment & Labor (2014-2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

David's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • American Inns of Court

Civic Involvement

  • Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, Inc., Past Board Chair
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama, Board Member
  • Jewish Federation of North Alabama, Board Member
  • Huntsville Committee of 100
CONTACT
T 256.512.0105
F 256.512.0119
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BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION

University of Alabama School of Law (1992, J.D., Alabama Law Review, Developmental Editor)

University of Texas (1989, B.A.)

August 15, 2019
130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting att...
March 8, 2019
CLIENT ALERT - NEW OVERTIME PAY RULES PROPOSED, AT LAST
After years of debate and waiting, the USDOL has issued its newly-proposed overtime rules. The USDOL has released a rule that, if adopted, will set a minimum salary for the OT exemption at $679 per week or annually at $35,308 per year. The increase t...
August 15, 2018
116 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED IN THE 2019 BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA©
Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 116 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their areas of practice in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Included in...
November 9, 2018
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN RECENT U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS” AND SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, L...
September 1, 2017
WAGES TAKE CENTER STAGE IN RECENT DEVELOPMENTS: EEO-1 Reporting and Overtime
This week brings some welcome news for employers.   Earlier this week, the Office of Management and Budget stayed the 2016 EEOC rule requiring EEO-1 file...
July 5, 2017
GOVERNMENT SOLUTIONS JUNE 2017 WEBINAR - EXEMPT SERVICE CONTRACTS: LABOR, IMMIGRATION, AND CLASSIFICATION TRAPS TO AVOID
Maynard Cooper shareholders Stephen Davis and David Block joined Maynard's Andy Watson and Jon Levin in hosting a webinar on June 29th. During the 60 minute program, they provided l...