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Daniel J. Burnick

Tel: 205-930-5192
Fax: 205-212-3836
Sandra Barnes

Dan represents businesses and business owners in labor and employment matters, as well as insurance claims. He defends clients in matters ranging from complex workforce issues to employee management. Dan has successfully litigated trials in both state and federal courts, such as workers’ compensation cases and class actions. He is authorized to practice before the Supreme Court of Alabama; the 5th, 6th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal; and US District Courts. Dan is the publisher of In February 2011, Dan received a winning defense verdict from a jury in the Northern District of Alabama on behalf of an Employer charged with Pregnancy Discrimination by the EEOC.

  • Assists companies with claims of workers' compensation, such as death cases, repetitive motion injuries, back injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and psychological injuries
  • Prosecutor, City of Graysville, Alabama 1986-02
  • Defends clients in trials involving the enforceability of non-competition agreements, retaliatory discharges, Family Medical Leave Act, violation of trademarks and service marks, and the misappropriation of trade secrets
  •, author
  • Recipient, AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, a reflection of having achieved preeminent status in the areas of professional skill and integrity
  • Birmingham, Alabama and American Bar Associations




  • Cumberland School of Law
    JD, 1983
  • College of William and Mary
    BA, 1980

Additional Accolades

Cumberland School of Law

  • Dean's List
  • Law Week Committee
  • Sports Law Club, President, 1982
  • Trial Advocacy Board, 1982-83
  • Senior Trial Advocacy Competition, Director, 1983
  • AmJur Book awards in Real Property, Admiralty, Equity, Federal Estate and Gift Tax and Business Organizations




  • Collat Jewish Family Services, President
  • Cahaba Village Residential Association, Board of Directors



  • Speaker, "19th Annual Employment Law Update," Cumberland School of Law, 2012
  • Speaker, "Best Practices in Employment Law," Sterling Education Services, 2012
  • Speaker, "Navigating the Social Media Minefield. Dangers of Social Media in the Workplace," 2012
  • Speaker, "Social Media & Employment," American Marketing Association, 2011
  • Speaker, "Social Networking and the Legal Profession," Talladega County Bar Association, 2010
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law," Sterling Education Services, September 2013


Sirote's Burnick Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal about Company Preparation for Natural Disasters - 2/10/2014

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Sirote & Permutt's Daniel Burnick to Present Series of Speeches - 12/2/2013

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Dan Burnick Tops the List of Top Employment Law Blogs - 10/15/2013

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Sirote Attorney Daniel Burnick to Present at "Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law" Seminar - 8/29/2013

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Sirote's Dan Burnick to Present for Sterling Education Services - 7/25/2013

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Sirote's Dan Burnick Featured in BBJ Article About DOMA - 7/12/2013

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Governor Bentley Signs Alabama Gun Law - 5/21/2013

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Dan Burnick Delivers Speeches about Employment Law - 11/9/2012

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Sirote Attorney Dan Burnick: Internet Crisis Plans for Companies - 8/3/2012

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US Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law Will Impact Alabama HB 56 and HB 658 - 6/26/2012

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Sirote Attorney Dan Burnick: When Facebook Users Die - 6/20/2012

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Sirote's Labor & Employment Group Hosts Seminar on EEOC Guidance and Social Media in the Workplace - 6/15/2012

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Dan Burnick to Speak on Social Networking at Labor Law Seminar - 2/27/2012

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Dan Burnick Featured Presenter at Birmingham Bar Association CLE Seminar - 5/5/2011

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Dan Burnick Speaks about Social Media at American Marketing Association Meeting - 2/12/2011

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Sirote Attorney Dan Burnick To Lead Social Networking CLE Course - 11/18/2009

Daniel J. Burnick will lead a Continuing Legal Education course for the Birmingham Bar Association. Read More

Sirote Labor & Employment Group To Host Seminar On Social Networking And Background Checks - 5/19/2009

Hidden dangers for employers in relation to social networking and background checks will be the topic of a May 27 seminar, hosted by the law firm of Sirote & Permutt. Sirote’s Dan Burnick and fellow Labor & Employment attorney Dave Mellon will provide an in-depth analysis on what employers need to know in regards to social networking and the workplace, background check discrimination and Title VII. Read More

Sirote's Dan Burnick To Present Employment Law Seminar - 3/14/2009

Sirote attorney Daniel J. Burnick will be a featured presenter at an upcoming “Fundamentals of Employment Law” seminar. Read More

Sirote's Dan Burnick Launches Employment Blog - 12/23/2008

Sirote & Permutt Shareholder Daniel J. Burnick has launched the Alabama Employment Law Report , a blog discussing current issues in employment and labor law, with a particular emphasis on the state of Alabama. Read More