David Conrad was an active member of his personal and professional communities. He served as past Vice President and board member of the Alzheimer’s Association, past member of the Board of Directors of the Springhill Avenue Temple, past member of the Board of Directors of the Mobile Jewish Welfare Association, past Secretary and Vice President of the Mobile Bar Association, past member of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, member of the Alabama and Mobile Bar Associations, past Regional Board Member for the Southern District of the Commercial Law League of America, past member of the Board of Directors of the Mobile Medical Endowment Fund, past member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Conservation Association, past member of Ducks Unlimited, and past officer of the Board of Directors for Mobile Big Game Fishing Association.
A graduate of the University of Alabama and Cumberland School of Law, David truly loved being a lawyer. He co-founded the firm of Conrad & Hammond, which is known today as Conrad Barlar & McCulloch. He was known throughout the legal community as a lawyer possessing the impossible balance of class, respect, and courtesy, while always maintaining a zealous advocacy for his clients. He was a mentor to countless other attorneys, providing counsel on personal and professional matters whenever requested. He ran his practice, and his life, with the philosophy that we ought to give others the benefit of the doubt unless or until they give us a reason not to. He approached every obstacle he faced with an unwavering positive attitude, the quintessential “eternal optimist.”
David lost his battle with cancer in September of 2014.