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Biographical Information

Douglas W. Fink is a Member in the Firm’s Mobile office. He is a member of the Firm’s Life, Health and Disability, Admiralty, Product Liability, Insurance, and Personal Injury Groups. His litigation practice and experience encompasses these and a wide variety of other litigation areas, including commercial litigation, premises liability, underground storage tank liability, and professional liability.

Mr. Fink has tried jury and non-jury cases in both State and Federal Courts and has tried cases in arbitration. He has represented a wide range of clients, including insurance companies, insurance brokers, pharmacists, pharmacies, manufacturers, oil companies, shipyards, shipping and transportation firms, vessel owners, and airlines.

Mr. Fink is a member of the Commercial Litigation, Drug and Medical Device and Professional Liability Committees of the Defense Research Institute. He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association and has served on its editorial board. He is also a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and has been elected as a Port Director.


  • Alabama State Bar, 1993


  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, 1993
  • B.S., Mississippi College, 1990

Additional Information

Civic and Professional Affiliations  

  • Mobile County Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Propeller Club of the United States Port of Mobile

Publications and Presentations

  • “Recent Developments in Admiralty Law in the Eleventh, Sixth, and Eighth Circuits,” presented at the Southeastern Law Institute June 2005 Meeting.

Representative Cases

  • Fowler v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, 2003 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11277 (N.D. Ala. 2003).
  • Cooks v. Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., 833 So. 2d 631 (Ala. Civ. App. 2001).
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc. v. Barnard, 799 So. 2d 208 (Ala. Civ. App. 2001).
  • Frichelle Limited v. Master Marine, Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist LEXIS 8382 (S.D. Ala. 2000).
  • McDaniel v. Starvin’ Marvin, Inc., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8516 (S.D. Ala. 1999)
  • Shipley v. Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company, 352 F. Supp. 2d 1213 (S.D. Ala. 2005).


  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rated