Burr & Forman

Daniel L. Burkard

Daniel L. Burkard
  • J.D. magna cum laude, Tulane University School of Law (2012)
  • B.A. summa cum laude, College of Charleston (2009)


  • All State Courts of Alabama
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Alabama
  • All State Courts of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Florida

  • CALI Award for the Top Insurance Law Student
  • Senior Articles Editor, Tulane Maritime Law Journal
  • Senior Legal Research and Writing Fellow

Associate | Mobile, AL

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Construction Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance Insurance Insurance Litigation & Coverage Maritime

Daniel is a member of Burr & Forman’s Construction and Transportation practice groups. Daniel handles a wide-range of legal matters – both transactional and litigation – impacting clients in the related sectors of construction, manufacturing, and transportation.

Daniel is involved in a wide-variety of legal matters for construction, manufacturing and transportation clients. Daniel regularly handles contract review and drafting for construction and manufacturing clients. Daniel also represents construction, manufacturing and maritime clients in litigation of complex contract disputes. Additionally, Daniel has experience representing clients in a wide-variety of other litigation, including property, personal injury, and insurance coverage claims. His experience includes litigating jury trials, non-jury trials, and arbitrations from the pre-case investigation stage to verdict. Daniel often represents clients in contract negotiations and mid-project dispute resolution.

Daniel is a graduate of Tulane University School of Law, where was an editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. He is a member of the Alabama and Florida State Bars. Daniel regularly handles construction disputes throughout the Firm’s footprint and has participated in arbitrations and litigation throughout the Southeastern United States.

To Daniel, one of the most fascinating and enjoyable parts of his practice is learning the business of his client. He has been fortunate enough to spend many hours in manufacturing facilities and construction sites viewing firsthand the impact of his legal work on his client’s operations. Daniel and his wife are avid travelers and hikers. When not in the office, you can find Daniel, his wife and his English Pointers roaming state parks of the South.

Cited opinions include:

  • Cleveland v. Crown Fin., LLC, No. 1D16-3981, 2017 WL 808121 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Mar. 1, 2017) (reversing trial court’s order that granted of defendant’s motion for new trial).
  • Cleveland v. Crown Fin., LLC, 183 So. 3d 1206 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2016) (reversing $382,000 judgment entered against client defendant).
  • Atwood Oceanics, Inc. v. M/V PAC Altair, 2016 WL 3248440 (S.D. Ala. June 13, 2016) (denying summary judgment filed against client defendant on issue of liability).
  • Knight v. Strategic Restaurants Acquisition Company, LLC, 2014 WL 3704666 (Ala. Cir. Ct.) (granting summary judgment in favor of client defendants).