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David A. Dial


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 continues his leadership 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 magazine. In 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 Georgia, B.A.,
summa cum laude, 1980

Baylor University School of Law, J.D.,
First Graduate, 1983
Baylor Law Review
Mock Trial Team
President, Phi Alpha Delta

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Construction "Lawyer of the Year" 2012

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Construction (2011-2024)

Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law (2006-2024)

Best Lawyers in America®, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (2021-2024)

Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2023 - 2024)

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers List, Construction Litigation (2004-2024)

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Top Business Lawyer (2004-2017)

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Construction, (2021-2024)

Who's Who Legal, Construction (2014-2016)

Atlanta Business Chronicle, Who's Who in Law & Accounting (2012-2016)

Corporate INTL 2013, Construction Lawyer of the Year in Georgia

Chartis Insurance, Top Ten Lawyer (2010) 

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Corporate Counsel, Top Lawyer (2010-2012)

American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell®, Top Rated Lawyer, Construction Law (2013)

American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell®, Top Rated Lawyer, Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources Law (2012)

Professional & Community Activities

Adjunct Professor – Baylor Law Litigation Management Program, LLM

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