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David H. Marsh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C.
800 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 600-D
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: 205-558-0670
Fax: 205-879-1986
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Alabama Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney David H. Marsh focuses his practice on civil litigation and personal injury. He primarily advocates on behalf of individual or small business plaintiffs for products liability, trucking and auto accidents, wrongful death cases, job site injuries and business torts.

As a member of the Birmingham and Alabama Bar Associations, he is licensed to practice at both state and federal courts. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Alabama Association for Justice, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He was also recently inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, an honor limited to 100 of the top civil attorneys in the nation. Since 2008, he has been named as a Top Super Lawyer in Alabama by

Mr. Marsh received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 1978 and his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law in 1981. He has authored many articles on civil litigation and frequently speaks to lawyer groups about trial techniques. An AV-rated attorney, he is the founding partner of Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C., located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Montgomery Office

445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050
Montgomery, AL 36104

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Bad Faith Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2022

About David H. Marsh

First Admitted: 1981, Alabama

Professional Webpage:



  • Brain Injury Case - $30 Million Verdict in Jefferson County, Alabama
  • Medical Malpractice – $2.5 Million Verdict In Marion County
  • Automobile Death – $4.5 Million Verdict In Cullman County, Alabama
  • He was lead counsel in the State's largest environmental class action settlement versus Kimberly Clarke Corporation.  He has and continues to represent various Alabama corporations in breach of contract, bad faith and fraud cases. 
  • Mr. Marsh recently successfully represented the Industrial Development Board of the City of Cullman (IDB) against Electrolux Corporation and others. The case involved complex real estate issues, including loss of value and revenues involving property owned by the IDB and polluted by the defendants.
  • He has also obtained the highest known wrongful death settlement in State history. One of Mr. Marsh's recent verdicts, in the amount of $29 million, was obtained in Shelby County, Alabama.  The verdict has been recognized in several national publications including the National Law Reporter, which recognized the verdict as one of the nation's top verdicts of 2005.  The case involved the death of a 40 year old husband and father of three. 
  • Mr. Marsh has the largest personl injury verdict in the history of Shelby County, the largest wrongful death verdict and the largest settlement in the history of Shelby County.
  • Mr. Marsh has obtained in excess of 125 million dollar plus verdicts and/or settlements.  
  • He successfully represented the shareholders in a significant case against an Alabama banking corporation involving a stock for stock merger.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • David is a sustaining member of the Alabama Association for Justice, a member of the Birmingham and Alabama State Bar, the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • He has recently been inducted into The Inner Circle of Advocates, which is an invitation-only group, limited to 100 lawyers in the United States. To qualify, members must have tried at least fifty personal injury jury trials and obtained at least three verdicts in excess of one-million dollars, or one verdict in excess of ten million dollars. David has done both.
  • David is Past President of the Alabama Association for Justice and continues to serve on the organization's Executive Committee.
  • He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is widely regarded as the most exclusive and prestigious trial lawyer group in the world.

Bar/Professional Activity

  •   Member, Birmingham Bar Associations
  •   Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  •   Executive Committee, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  •   Sustaining Member: Board of Governors, Alabama Association for Justice, 1983 - Present
  •   Sectretary, Birmingham Trial Lawyers Association, 1981-1982
  •   Member, Alabama Association for Justice    
  •   Past President,  American Association for Justice, 2003-2004
  •   Member, American College of Trial Lawyers Inducted into the International Academy of Trial   Lawyers
  •   Executive Committee, Alabama Association for Justice, 1985-1989
  •   Member, American Bar Association
  •   Member, Inner Circle of Advocates, 2006 - present
  •   Member, Alabama State Bar
  •   Member, International Society of Barristers
  •   Past President, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  •   Member, American Association for Justice
  •   Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • David has authored many articles on civil litigation and is frequently asked to speak to lawyer groups on trial techniques. He co-authors, along with Tom Powell, a regular feature in the ALAJ Journal.

Educational Background

  • Auburn University, Auburn, AL B.S. Honors: Summa Cum Laude, 1978


  • David was the top vote getter as Alabama's Super Lawyer, 2008
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates, an honor limited to the top 100 civil attorneys in the nation
  • Super Lawyer 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Inclusion in the last fifteen editions of Woodward & White's Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in the last 13 editions of The Best Lawyers in America


  • “I've referred cases to him and always received excellent results. A true professional and gentleman lawyer. I am honored to nominate him.”
  • “David is hands down the best trial lawyer in Alabama.”
  • “Excellent trial lawyer with great jury appeal.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for David H. Marsh

800 Shades Creek Parkway
Suite 600-D
Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-558-0670

Fax: 205-879-1986

Last Updated: 8/9/2022

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