Daniel Kaufmann’s litigation practice involves representation of both plaintiffs and defendants. Daniel's primary litigation focus is commercial disputes, professional liability claims, and media law. In these areas, he has experience defending medical and legal liability claims in state court, defending media entities in state and federal court, and prosecuting and defending commercial disputes in both state and federal forums.
Daniel regularly defends malpractice claims against healthcare providers. He routinely represents physicians in disciplinary actions before the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners. Daniel also assists his healthcare clients with responses to subpoenas and compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Daniel’s practice also involves representation of a municipal utility system. In this capacity, he negotiates power contracts, pole attachment agreements, fiber network agreements, dark fiber leases, and colocation agreements. He also regularly advises the municipal utility on Alabama’s Competitive Bid Law and Public Works Act.
Daniel’s media practice includes representation of newspapers, digital media entities, and television broadcasters. He has defended media entities in libel actions in state and federal court, and also assists his media clients with obtaining public records and access to closed criminal and civil court proceedings.
Daniel joined the firm's Huntsville office after completing a federal judicial clerkship for U.S. District Judge Robert B. Propst. He is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group.