David Guin

David Guin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Antitrust Litigation Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Guin, Stokes & Evans, LLC
 | 300 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North, Suite 600
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-503-4505
Fax: 205-226-2357
Email: David Guin
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Antitrust Litigation (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (30%),
  • Securities Litigation (30%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    David Guin’s law practice emphasizes complex class action, business and financial litigation, including securities, derivative, antitrust and consumer fraud cases. Guin’s class action or similarly large or complex cases have included (among many others):

    *          Lead Class Counsel in multiple national securities fraud class actions involving defaulted municipal bonds, stock, debentures, corporate bonds, collateralized mortgage obligations, mutual funds, or working interests in oil and gas investments;

    *          Lead and steering committee roles in nationwide multi-district consumer fraud litigation, including cases involving defective construction products, defective medical devices, rebate programs, and credit monitoring services;

    *          Leadership roles in federal antitrust, price-fixing, and restraint of trade litigation involving construction products, health care, energy and commodities;

    *          Consumer fraud class actions; and

    *          Commercial litigation involving business valuation, shareholder oppression, sales of closely-held businesses, and non-compete agreements.

    *           Both prosecution and defense of class actions.

    *           Prosecution and defense of business litigation.

    *           Plaintiffs' FINRA/broker-dealer arbitrations.

    Guin served for many years on the Editorial Board of Class Action Reports, a bi-monthly Thomson/West publication reporting on all aspects of class action litigation. From 1993-96, he served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of NASCAT (National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys). He formerly served as the Alabama Chapter President of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms, a network of highly credentialed single-discipline boutique law firms around the world.

    Guin attended Lipscomb University as a National Merit Scholar and graduated in 1982 (cum laude) with a degree in Applied Economics. Guin graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law where he served as an editor of the Alabama Law Review. During law school, Mr. Guin was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society and was the recipient of the Hugo Black Scholar award. He received several “Best Paper/AmJur” awards. After graduation from law school, Guin served for one year as law clerk to United States District Judge Truman Hobbs, Chief Judge of the Middle District of Alabama.

    About David Guin

    Admitted: 1985, Alabama

    Professional Webpage: http://gseattorneys.com/david-guin-securities-lawyer


    • Honored by the United Shareholders Association for contributions to the law regarding corporate governance
    • Listed by Birmingham Magazine as a "Top Attorney" in Birmingham for business litigation, Birmingham Magazine, 2009
    • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell; Named among top litigators in Birmingham by Birmingham Magazine (2009)
    • Securities Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, US News/Best Lawyers, 2013
    • Bench & Bar Honorary

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Northern District of Alabama ADR Panel of Neutrals

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Birmingham Bar Association; Alabama State Bar; International Network of Boutique Law Firms, National Association of Securities and Consumer Law Attorneys (Executive Committee; 1993-1996); Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • President, Board of Directors, Cahaba Riverkeeper (environmental organization dedicated to protecting the Cahaba River in Alabama, one of the world'd most biologically diverse rivers), 2009
    • Board of Directors, 10/40 Connections (Christian organization devoted to ending child trafficking), 2010
    • Brookwood Baptist Church (Deacon, 2009-2011; Adult Sunday School teacher, 2004-present; Chair, Finance Committee, 2008, 2009; Vice Chair, Finance Committee, 2007; Church Coordinating Council, 2008-2009; “Building Community” Task Force, 2005-2006; Parking Committee, 1998-2000)
    • Actively involved with and supporter of Make Way Partners (Christian organization operating orphanages on border of Darfur, Sudan), 2008

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Analyzes impact of ERISA amendments upon womens' rights, Author, The Retirement Equity Act of 1984: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back, 37 Ala. L. Rev. 163, 1985
    • Article challenging the analysis of some recent federal court decisions that have misinterpreted the jurisprudence on Article III standing, Author, Old Habits Die Hard: Some Courts Continue to Apply Bad Law When Addressing Article III Standing of Class Representatives, 27 Class Action Reports No. 4, at 355 (July-August 2006), 2006
    • Summary of Klay vs. Humana decision by Eleventh Circuit, Author, Encouraging Signs for Plaintiff Lawyers in the Eleventh Circuit's Klay v Humana, RICO Law Reporter, 2005
    • Commentary on the Eleventh Circuit's decision in Klay v. Humana, Author, Commentary on Klay v. Humana, Class Action Reports, Vol. 25, No. 6, 2005
    • Article urging adoption of the five-year limitations period contained in insider trading legislation for other 10b-5 actions, Co-Author, The Insider Trading and Securities Fraud Enforcement Act: Has Congress Supplied a Limitations Period Appropriate for Use in Private Rule 10b-5 Actions?", Vol. 47, Issue 3 of Washington & Lee Law review, 1991


    • Combined settlements in defective OSB, commercial roof insulation, and hardboard siding litigation totaling almost $1 billion, 1997
    • HealthSouth Bondholder Litigation, $133.5 million in settlements from Ernst & Young and UBS Securities, 2010
    • Took dormant commerce clause case against Commonwealth of Kentucky to Supreme Court, including partial victory over disparate taxation of interest on private activity bonds, 2008
    • Represented corporate credit union in mortgage-backed securities litigation described by the Credit Union Journal as a "blockbuster" case in the area, including successful appeal to 11th Circuit, 2009
    • $445+million settlement in former officers and directors of HealthSouth Corp., 2007
    • $200+ million settlements with Johns Manville and Beazer East/Koppers for defective PFRI (phenolic foam roof insulation), 2002
    • Represented Alabama Securities Commission as lead state of a 14-state task force, in cooperation with the SEC and FINRA, in $210+ million settlement with Regions Morgan Keegan related to RMK's sale of subprime mortgage related mutual funds; appointed Deputy Attorney General of the State of Alabama for the litigation, 2011
    • $125 million settlement in OSB Antitrust Litigation, 2009

    Representative Clients:

    • Corporate America Credit Union
    • The Retirement Systems of Alabama, 2002
    • Alabama Securities Commission, 2010
    • United Municipal High Income Fund

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Appointed by Governor and Attorney General as Deputy Attorney General of the State of Alabama to prosecute claims on behalf of the Alabama Securities Commission against Regions Morgan Keegan., 2010

    Educational Background:

    • David Lipscomb College, B.S., Applied Economics, 1982

    Industry Groups

    • Broker-Dealer
    • Institutional Investors
    • Securities
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    Office Location for David Guin

    300 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. North
    Suite 600
    Birmingham, AL 35203

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