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David R. Mellon

David Mellon


University Counsel

The University of Alabama System

Office of Counsel


Physical Address:

701 20th Street South, Suite 820

Birmingham, AL  35233


Mailing Address:

1720 2nd Avenue South, AB 820

Birmingham, AL  35294-0108


Tel: 205-934-3474

Email:  drmellon@uasystem.ua.edu



BA – Indiana University

JD – Samford University Cumberland School of Law


Professional Memberships:

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Alabama State Bar

Barrister, Judge James Edwin Horton American Inn of Court

Defense Research Institute

National Association of College and University Attorneys

State Bar of Georgia


After 14 years in private practice, representing various state agencies in litigation matters by serving as a Deputy Attorney General, Dave joined the Office of Counsel in 2013. As University Counsel, he focuses on matters of employment law that include preventative training and litigating discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under various civil rights statutes. Dave has trial experience at the state, federal, and appellate levels. He is also a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals and has served as an arbitrator for commercial arbitrations.