Dana G. TauntonPrincipal | Personal Injury and Product Liability
Dana received her law degree in 1993 from the University of Alabama. She worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Ira DeMent, United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. Prior to joining Beasley Allen in 1998, she worked for a prominent defense firm and had a brief stint with the State of Alabama Attorney General's office. Since coming to work for the firm, she has handled complex business and commercial litigation, products liability and personal injury litigation. Currently, she focuses her practice in the areas of product liability and personal injury. Many of her product liability cases have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements for her clients. She further acts as the Lead Appellant Attorney for the firm's Product Liability/Personal Injury Section.
Dana has spoken at several legal seminars on various topics related to personal injury law and has given updates on tort law on behalf of the Montgomery Bar Association.
Dana has lectured on a variety of legal topics for several organizations including the Montgomery County Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the Alabama Trial Lawyers Associations and the Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ABICLE).
Dana is a Martindale Hubbell AV Rated attorney. She also was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Benchmark Appellate, a definitive reference guide recognizing the nation's top appeals litigation firms and their attorneys.
Dana was born and raised in Butler, Alabama. She is married to Derrick Taunton, and they have two daughters, Betsie and Abigail. She attends Frazer Memorial Methodist Church in Montgomery. She is a member of Christian Trial Lawyers Association; Alabama Association for Justice, where she serves on the AMICUS Committee and on the Editorial Board for ALAJ Magazine; American Association for Justice; Montgomery County Bar Association; Montgomery County Association for Justice; Alabama State Bar; and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. She is Past Chairperson of the Alabama State Bar Women's Section.
- Alabama, U.S. District Court, Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama (1993)
- Alabama Association for Justice
- Alabama Association for Justice - AMICUS Committee
- ALAJ Magazine - Editorial Board
- American Association for Justice
- Montgomery County Bar Association - Women's Section (Past Chair)
- Montgomery County Association for Justice
- Alabama State Bar
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- AV Rated
- Benchmark Appellate 2013
- University of Alabama (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
- Judson College (B.S., cum laude, 1989)
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