John G. Dana

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Birmingham, Alabama

Gordon, Dana & Gilmore, LLC
John G. Dana
Gordon, Dana & Gilmore, LLC

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Business Litigation, Securities Litigation

Licensed in Alabama since: 1999

Education: Samford University Cumberland School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010

Gordon, Dana & Gilmore, LLC

600 University Park Place
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35209 Phone: 205-578-7796 Email: John G. Dana Visit website


Focusing his practice primarily on business litigation and securities litigation, John G. Dana is a partner at Gordon, Dana, & Gilmore, LLC. He provides representation to clients throughout the state in cases that involve disputes between shareholders, partners or LLC members, dissolution, buyouts, and third-party actions such as breach of contract. Mr. Dana's experience also has included claims against brokers and investment advisers based on fraud, investment abuse, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his successful track record as well as for the ethical and professional manner in which he handles his clients' affairs, he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Majoring in finance, Mr. Dana attended Auburn University as an undergraduate, and he received a Bachelor of Science in 1995. Remaining in Alabama, he went on to pursue his legal education at the Samford University Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, and he served as the executive editor of the Cumberland Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1999. After graduation, Mr. Dana practiced with two Birmingham area firms until joining Gordon, Dana, & Gilmore, LLC, in September 2005.

Mr. Dana is admitted to practice before all Alabama and Mississippi state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. An active participant in several legal organizations, Mr. Dana's memberships include the Alabama Association for Justice, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Mississippi Association for Justice.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

First Admitted: 1999, Alabama

Professional Webpage:

  • AV Rated Attorney, Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed as one of top 50 Attorneys in State of Alabama in Super Lawyers
  • Recognized by his peers in Birmingham magazine as one of the top attorneys in Business Law
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Executive Editor, Cumberland Law Review, 1998-1999. Curia Honoris, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Leadership Vestavia Hills, Member
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U. S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Alabama State Bar, Member
  • Leadership Forum, Alabama State Bar
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • Mississippi, 2002
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee for Young Lawyers Section, 2000-2007
  • Alabama, 1999
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The Mississippi Bar, Member
Educational Background:
  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law, 1999
  • Auburn University, B.S., 1995, 1995

Office location for John G. Dana

600 University Park Place
Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35209


12 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010

Top Lists

Top 50: Birmingham Super Lawyers: 2018 Top 50: Alabama Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2014, 2018

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