Daniel J. Burnick

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Daniel 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. Daniel 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. Daniel is the editor of www.AlabamaEmploymentLawBlog.com. In 2011, Daniel 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.

Awards & Accreditations

  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating


  • AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating


  • Birmingham, Alabama and American Bar Associations

Thought Leadership

  • 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
  • AlabamaEmploymentLawBlog.com, author

Cumberland School of Law

JD, 1983

  • 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  

College of William and Mary

BA, 1980

  • Collat Jewish Family Services
  • Board of Directors, Past President
  • Cahaba Village Residential Association
  • Board of Directors, Past President
  • Temple Beth-El
  • Chair of Security Committee, Past Board Member
  • Editor, Sirote's Alabama Employment Law Blog
  • Author, “Social Media in the Workplace: the Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly,” Birmingham Medical News Blog, August 6, 2012
  • Author, "Alabama's New Immigration Law", The Counselor, Year End 2011
  • Author,“Consequences of DUI at Home and in the Workplace”,The Counselor, Spring 2007
  • Speaker, "Ethical Issues Regarding the Use of Social Media in Your Trial Practice," Trial Skills Seminar, December 2014
  • Speaker, 21st Annual Employment Law Update, Cumberland School of Law, December 2014
  • Speaker, Alabama Workers' Comp Conference, September 2014
  • Speaker, "Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law,"Sterling Education Services, September 2013
  • 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
Sirote's Burnick Quoted in Birmingham Business Journal about Company Preparation for Natural Disasters - 2/10/2014 Read More
Sirote & Permutt's Daniel Burnick to Present Series of Speeches - 12/2/2013 Read More
Dan Burnick Tops the List of Top Employment Law Blogs - 10/15/2013 Read More
Sirote Attorney Daniel Burnick to Present at "Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law" Seminar - 8/29/2013 Read More
Sirote's Dan Burnick to Present for Sterling Education Services - 7/25/2013 Read More
Sirote's Dan Burnick Featured in BBJ Article About DOMA - 7/12/2013 Read More
Governor Bentley Signs Alabama Gun Law - 5/21/2013 Read More
Dan Burnick Delivers Speeches about Employment Law - 11/9/2012 Read More
Sirote Attorney Dan Burnick: Internet Crisis Plans for Companies - 8/3/2012 Read More
US Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law Will Impact Alabama HB 56 and HB 658 - 6/26/2012 Read More
Sirote Attorney Dan Burnick: When Facebook Users Die - 6/20/2012 Read More
Sirote's Labor & Employment Group Hosts Seminar on EEOC Guidance and Social Media in the Workplace - 6/15/2012 Read More
Dan Burnick to Speak on Social Networking at Labor Law Seminar - 2/27/2012 Read More
Dan Burnick Featured Presenter at Birmingham Bar Association CLE Seminar - 5/5/2011 Read More
Dan Burnick Speaks about Social Media at American Marketing Association Meeting - 2/12/2011 Read More
Sirote Attorney Dan Burnick To Lead Social Networking CLE Course - 11/18/2009 Read More
Sirote Labor & Employment Group To Host Seminar On Social Networking And Background Checks - 5/19/2009 Read More
Sirote's Dan Burnick To Present Employment Law Seminar - 3/14/2009 Read More
Sirote's Dan Burnick Launches Employment Blog - 12/23/2008 Read More

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