Burr & Forman

Devin C. Dolive

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  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2002)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Amherst College (1998)



  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation (2021-2022)
  • Alabama-Germany Partnership, Former Board Member and Officer (VP-Communications)
  • Alabama Wildlife Center, Member and Former Member of Board of Directors
    • Obtained dismissal of shareholder-derivative claims and breach-of-fiduciary-duty claims in proceedings before an Alabama trial court and an affirmance of the dismissal from the Alabama Supreme Court.
    • Assisted employers in the successful defense of unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
    • Obtained affirmance from a federal appellate court of a trial court’s dismissal of a case as a discovery sanction following more than two years of litigation in the trial court.
    • Assisted purchasers in resolving pricing disputes arising under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    • Obtained reversal from the Alabama Supreme Court of a trial court's orders compelling arbitration in a manner contrary to the parties' arbitration agreement.

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“By considering every option and treating each client’s business as if it were my own, I create long-term value for my clients.”

Devin has litigated many types of business disputes, ranging from contract questions and business torts to pricing and antitrust matters. He also represents employers, providing advice on collective bargaining and litigating employment claims. Additionally, Devin speaks German and enjoys helping foreign-owned companies work through how the U.S. legal system applies to international business. Whatever legal issue may arise, Devin strategically collaborates to gain every bit of knowledge he can to successfully represent each client.

Devin never forgets for whom he works. Determined to learn everything he can about his client’s organization, the laws that surround it, and the vision of company stakeholders, Devin helps businesses manage their legal risks and resolve their complex disputes. Embracing the new challenges his practice brings every day, he builds long-term partnerships to help his clients navigate court cases, arbitrations, and matters before federal and state agencies, from the outset of the dispute to the final appeal. Whether it is a business-deal “gone bad,” a shareholder-derivative claim, or a collective-bargaining matter, Devin never stops asking the tough questions and pressing for the answers that lead to the best options for his clients.

Devin is listed in Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, and he serves as a board member-at-large for the American Bar Association Judicial Division’s Council of Appellate Lawyers. Away from work, he enjoys outdoor photography and the many hiking opportunities that the Birmingham area provides.

Devin earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as an Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Amherst College. He also studied at the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany during his junior year at Amherst, and he worked as a legal assistant in Belgium between college and law school.