David G. Hymer

David G. Hymer

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Recognized since 2007

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

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David Hymer is a trial lawyer who has extensive experience handling and trying high stakes lawsuits for a variety of corporate clients. David’s practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation, which includes a significant plaintiff’s practice on behalf of corporate clients as well as a more traditional corporate defense practice. In addition to his trial work involving business and commercial disputes, David also has substantial courtroom trial experience in environmental, product liability, antitrust, and construction litigation. He has tried over thirty cases to verdict during his career. Clients for whom he recently has handled substantial matters include HealthSouth Corporation, Pharmacia Corporation, Monsanto Company, Caremark/CVS, and Saiia Construction Company.

Most recently, David was lead counsel for HealthSouth Corporation in a trial resulting in a $2.8 billion judgment in favor of HealthSouth against its former CEO Richard Scrushy for damages suffered as a result of fraudulent financial reporting during Scrushy's tenure as CEO.

David also was a key member of the trial team that successfully defended Pharmacia Corporation against personal injury claims allegedly caused by an environmental exposure. At the conclusion of the two-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Pharmacia and against five individual plaintiffs who claimed that exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) manufactured by the defendant caused them to develop diabetes or arthritis.

David is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of "Bet the Company" and Commercial Litigation, and is listed in Alabama Super Lawyers in the field of Business Litigation. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation's Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a litigation star in the State of Alabama. The National Law Journal also recognized David in its annual listings of the nation’s top defense verdicts for his successful defense of a contractor against claims of defective work during construction of the containment vessel for a nuclear power plant in the State of Washington.

Contact & Links


  • One Federal Place
    1819 Fifth Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203


  • The University of Alabama, J.D., graduated 1985
  • The University of Alabama, B.S., graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association


  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association - Member
  • Alabama Law Foundation - Fellow
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • Birmingham Bar Association - Member
  • Board of Bar Examiners, Alabama State Bar - Chair
  • Defense Research Institute - Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Special Focus:

  • Business Disputes
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Complex Litigation
  • Large Case Litigation


  • The National Law Journal, Defense verdict recognized as one of the nation's "Top Defense Verdicts" in annual listing.
  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys
  • Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2012-2013

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury Litigation

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