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David Graves

David Graves



Jennifer Rowe
Phone: 205-983-8268

Kelsea Peterson
Phone: 205-983-8263

Allison Tyler
Phone: 205-983-8519

Awards & Recognition:

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, 2016

Prior to joining Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C., David Graves served our country during five years of active duty as a Cavalry officer. He was then employed at AmSouth Bank for two years before focusing on his career in law. With only six months left in the Army Reserves, Graves was sent to Iraq for a year only one semester in to law school. In Iraq, he was focused on building governance and worked in rule of law. Graves worked for the federal prosecutor and gained rate and substantial professional experience to bring home with him.

He met Alexander Shunnarah in 2010 and began practicing under his supervision until he passed the bar. His focus now is mainly trial work and personal injury.

David lives in Birmingham with his wife and three kids, and remains active in the United States Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.


United States Military Academy at West Point
Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Minor in Systems Engineering, 1998

Cumberland School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2010

Experience & Cases:

Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, PC, 2010-Present

CarrAllison/Gaines, Wolter & Kinney, 2008-2009
Law Clerk

United States Army Civil Affairs, 2006-2007
Team Leader, in direct support of the Department of Justice in Tikrit, Iraq

AmSouth Bank, 2003-2005
Manager of the Crestline Branch in Mountain Brook, AL

United States Army – Active Duty, 1998-2003
Junior Military Officer in numerous positions of leadership from Scout Platoon Leader through Infantry Company Commander stationed in Ft. Polk, LA and Ft. Benning, GA

Speaking Engagements:

Guest Speaker at the Over The Mountain 911 Ceremony – 9/11/2010

Publications and News:

Automobile Accidents – What do I do Next? The Attorneys TV (4/22/2013)

Motorcycle Accidents The Attorneys TV (6/7/2015)

Professional Memberships:

Alabama State Bar
Tennessee State Bar
Alabama Association of Justice
Birmingham Inns of Court
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6173
American Legion Post 134