David A. Dial - Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC

David A. Dial

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 404-832-9513

Dave Dial leads the firm's nationally recognized Construction Litigation Practice and is the counsel of choice among major players in the construction industry including owners, sureties, architects/engineers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

In addition to significant depth in the construction industry, Dave has amassed extensive experience from his 30 years as lead trial counsel in complex cases. Advocating for clients in the most challenging of state and federal courts and jurisdictions across the globe, Dave has garnered a reputation for getting the best possible results. His clients represent a broad range of industries and entrust him with big-exposure cases involving product liability, transportation, torts and premises liability, among others.

As one of the founding partners, Dave has continued his leadership of the firm in his role as managing partner, responsible for overseeing the strategic growth and direction of the firm, in concert with the firm's Board, while maintaining a robust, broad-based complex trial practice.

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, Dave has been consistently recognized for his litigation and construction knowledge and legal skills over the past two decades by authoritative legal publications, including: The Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Super Lawyers Magazine, Corporate Counsel, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell®, Atlanta Business Chronicle and Atlanta magazineIn addition, Dave was named "Construction Lawyer of the Year" by Corporate INTL (2013) and The Best Lawyers in America® (2013).

Dave graduated from Baylor University School of Law as the highest ranking student in his class and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia.

University of GeorgiaBA 1980Baylor UniversityJ.D. 1983

Client Comments

"David Dial is a seasoned defense trial attorney who takes on some of the toughest liability and damages cases across the country. My work experience with Dave has been nothing but positive. I find him responsive to the needs of his clients and open to discussing the pros and cons of any case. I have personally observed Dave argue cases and he exhibits a superior command of the legal issues at hand. His demeanor is professional and confident. David is surrounded by a deep bench of partners and associates that enables him to put together an effective defense team. He also has access to some of the best qualified liability and damage experts in the business."

"David Dial has a rare combination of traits: honesty, integrity, professionalism, fearlessness, great business acumen and juror appeal, all which enable him to be a wildly successful trial lawyer. I would give David any case to try, anywhere in the world; and sleep better knowing David had the case."

-Charles Stauber
Stauber Associates LLC

"Over our 20-plus-year relationship, David Dial has handled numerous construction-related claims for our firm, both large and small. When dealing with someone who has Dave's experience and depth of knowledge in the construction field, it saves valuable time because he has an immediate grasp of the situation. He is so well-versed in matters of construction specifications, contracts and schedules, which are so unique to our industry, that we always feel that we have an edge over our opponent. Dave represented us in a recent "global-mediation", where 11 different construction entities were involved in a large building construction claim. Although all parties were represented by legal counsel, it didn't take long for Dave to take control and prove that he was the best lawyer in the room, which resulted in a very favorable settlement for our company. Dave blends expert advice with an affable personality. If you want a proven winner, David Dial is your man. "

-James Cutright
Chief Operating Officer
Guenther Mechanical, Inc.

"David is extremely knowledgeable in the construction arena. When we hire David and his team, which we do often, the plaintiff lawyers know we mean business and that we are willing to take the case to the mat. David and his firm are known as trial lawyers. Unlike most defense firms, David and lawyers with the firm can not only talk the talk, but can walk the walk and take numerous cases to verdict every year. We do not hire David or the firm for the run-of-the-mill cases; they are only involved in multi-million dollar exposures since their talents and expertise would be wasted on smaller exposure matters. David is a pro."

-David Crowe
Vice President, Claims
Lexington Insurance Company

"David Dial is the best construction attorney I have ever worked with for many reasons. He is an accomplished construction litigator. Like so many things, there are few substitutes for actual experience and his extensive trial background in varying state and federal jurisdictions, for various types of clients, gives him an advantage over many other construction lawyers. In addition, he has a tremendous layman's technical knowledge of construction, engineering, and architectural issues that allows him to understand issues much more fully and quickly than many of his peers. Finally, he has that rare ability to be firm and intimidating when necessary as an advocate for his client, as well as accommodating, collaborative, and creative when those traits best suit resolution of a problem."

-Michael Mathis
Vice President General Counsel
Echelon Resorts

Office Location

3344 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA 30326
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Atlanta Metro Area
David A. Dial has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Construction Law
Litigation - Construction