Lawyer Profile

David Canupp
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne
2101 West Clinton Avenue, Suite 102
Huntsville, AL, 35805
Phone | 256-535-1100

Law School - Syracuse University College of Law
Bar Admission - 9/29/2006

Law Office Locations: Huntsville

Geographic Areas Served: Madison, Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Limestone, Lawrence, Winston, Morgan, Cullman, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Cherokee


David Canupp's practice is focused primarily on employment law, governmental liability, and the defense of civil rights claims. He has significant experience with the federal civil rights acts (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but also handles the defense of personal injury lawsuits and many other types of litigation. David Canupp has successfully litigated cases in state court and federal district court, and has argued and prevailed before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals as well.

In addition to defending lawsuits, David Canupp provides guidance to businesses in drafting employment policies and handbooks, dealing with internal employee issues, and responding to investigations by federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Areas of Practice:
Civil Litigation
Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation
Appellate Practice
Employment Contracts
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Employment Litigation
Public Employment
Wage and Hour Law
Municipal and County Government Law
Labor Relations
Education and School Law
Employee Benefit and Retirement Plans
Municipal, County, and Public Employee Litigation

Alabama, 2006
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts
    Northern District of Alabama
    Middle District of Alabama
All Alabama State Courts

American Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association
Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association


J.D., summa cum laude, 2006, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY
    Order of the Coif
    Lead Articles Editor, Syracuse Law Review
    Moot Court Honor Society
    Justinian Honor Society
    Best Brief, Mackenzie-Lewis Appellate Advocacy Competition
B.A., cum laude, 2003, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    University of Alabama "Million Dollar" Band
    Phi Alpha Delta
    Sigma Tau Delta
    Pi Sigma Alpha

Continuing Legal Education Courses Conducted:
Americans with Disabilities Act Update, Last-Chance Seminar, Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association, December 2008.

Community Involvement:

Member, Board of Directors, Mental Health Association of Madison County
Member, Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama


David Canupp was a Law Clerk for Judge Lynwood Smith
United States District Court for Northern District of Alabama (2006-2008)


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