Alabama Brewers Guild Special Offer

Alabama Brewers Guild - Special Offer

Get three months of free counsel on demand with membership to Alabama Brewers Guild

Alabama Brewers Guild Members get 3 Months FREE!

As a member of the Alabama Brewers Guild, you’ll get 3 months of our “counsel on demand” for FREE, plus 5% off ALL legal fees!

Utilizing our combined 30 years of experience representing alcohol manufacturers, we adapted our “lean law” approach to help any stage brewery or distillery. This includes several flat fee items, so you don’t get surprised by legal bills.

It doesn’t matter where you are with your business, we can help!

Learn more about David Carn

David Carn joined McLaughlin, PC in 2019, bringing more than a decade of experience as both in-house and outside counsel for breweries and distilleries.

David has also served as Special Counsel for the Alabama Brewers Guild since the organization’s incorporation in 2012 and is the current General Counsel. He has represented all aspects of the alcohol manufacturing business, and has extensive legislative and regulatory drafting and advisory experience.

David is also an award-winning graphic designer for alcoholic beverages. David’s packaging designs achieved two gold medals in the 2014 World Beer Packaging Championships (for packaging innovation and overall design), and have been featured in various publications, including most recently Time Magazine (“Special Edition” Beer: The Story of the World’s Most Celebrated Drink, 2018), and chosen as a USA Today “10 Best” Beer Label (2019).


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude
  • Auburn University, B.S., 2004, cum laude

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Special Counsel – Alabama Brewers Guild, 2012–Present
  • Chairperson – Government Affairs Committee, Alabama Brewers Guild, 2018
  • Presenter – “Alcohol in Alabama,” Cumberland School of Law, 2016
  • Presenter – “How to Start a Brewery in Alabama,” Birmingham Bar Association, 2015
  • Admissions: Alabama, 2008