David Proctor

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David Proctor



David Proctor is the managing partner of Hall Booth Smith’s Birmingham, Alabama, office. He has over 30 years of trial experience, including defending physicians in medical malpractice actions, breach of warranty, and fraud defense on behalf of automobile manufacturers, complex products liability cases, defending management in employment discrimination cases and EEOC matters, and consumer finance arbitration work in the financial services industry.

He has tried dozens of jury trials to verdict in various state and federal courts in Alabama. David is also a civil mediator registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution

As a Birmingham native,  he is active in the community as a member of The Rotary Club of Birmingham and an active parishioner and former member of the Vestry of the Cathedral Church of the Advent (Episcopal). Previously, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Birmingham Business Alliance.



State Courts:

  • Alabama
  • Mississippi

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • J.D., The University of Alabama, 1984
  • B.A., cum laude, Washington and Lee University


  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Alabama Chapter; Secretary
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  • Birmingham Bar Association
    • Jefferson County Coroner / Medical Examiner Commission, Representative
  • Defense Research Institute, Medical Liability & Health Care Law and Products Liability Sections
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Washington and Lee University Alumni Association
    • President, 2009-2010
    • Board of Directors, 2006-2010


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  • Alabama Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers®, 2014-2017
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

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