R. David Proctor

Guest Professor

B.A., Carson-Newman College
J.D., University of Tennessee


Multidistrict Litigation: Law, Practice, and Strategy

Biographical Information: 

R. David Proctor currently serves as a U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, a position he has held since 2003. Previously, he was a founding shareholder of Lehr, Middlebrooks & Proctor (now Lehr, Middlebrooks, Vreeland & Thompson) and an attorney with Sirote & Permutt. He also served as a law clerk for Judge H. Emory Widener Jr of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Proctor has served as an adjunct professor for the University of Alabama and Cumberland law schools. He is a member of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the Board of Directors of the Federal Judges Association, the Alabama Law Foundation’s Fellows Program, the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman College and his law degree with honors from the University of Tennessee.