My name is Daniel Pruet and I am an attorney based in Tuscaloosa, AL. Though I was raised in Tuscaloosa, I have lived all over the country. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and I spent seven years working in the restaurant business. In 2005, I obtained my Juris Doctor from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. In addition to graduating first in my class, I won multiple trial competitions and competed against other law students from across the country.
After graduating from law school, I worked as an appellate law clerk for the Honorable William C. Thompson, Presiding Judge, at the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. Working for the Court allowed me to hone my research skills and, most importantly, gain a better understanding of the “big picture” in regard to how the appellate system works.
This insight has helped me better serve my clients by allowing to me understand the importance of preserving objections for the record in order to ensure that my clients do not win at trial only to lose on appeal because something was not done correctly. My time working in the appellate system has made me a better litigator because I have experience in both levels of Alabama’s legal system – the trial level and the appellate level.
In 2006, I returned to Tuscaloosa to work at the Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office. In my five years at the DA’s Office, I tried approximately 30 cases to a jury verdict and I managed a case load of approximately 800 cases. I prosecuted misdemeanors such as Domestic Violence and DUI, and I spent one year prosecuting nothing but drug cases. For almost three years, I served as one of four attorneys assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit. During my time with the Violent Crimes Unit, I prosecuted all types of violent felonies, from Rape to Capital Murder.
My time at the DA Office has helped me in several ways. First, it gave me the opportunity to learn how to try a case. Simply put, I know my way around a courtroom. It also enabled me to hone my negotiating skills because I had the opportunity to work with attorneys and judges on hundreds of cases. Working at the DA’s Office also allowed me to develop personal relationships with prosecutors, private attorneys, judges, and police officers.
Knowing the people working in the legal system helps me help my clients because I know how the people have handled situations in the past, thereby reducing the guesswork inherent in any litigious situation.
In 2011, I opened my own firm with the desire to focus solely on litigation in a setting that allows me to provide sound counsel and individualized representation to my clients. To achieve that goal, I keep a relatively low number of active cases so that I can better serve my clients by having the time to meet with them and understand their unique situation. My diverse background, coupled with hard work and a desire to focus only on litigation has enabled me to serve my clients well.
In 2017, I helped found the Browne House Law Group, LLC. Being at BHLG has allowed me to continue working closely with my clients while getting the benefit of being able to draw from the experience and resources of the other member firms.
When not practicing law, I enjoy working on my family’s farm, coaching youth baseball, and traveling. I am a elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church, PCA. I am married to Caryn Pruet, and we have three wonderful children.