Carr Allison (AL)

100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216
United States

Phone: (205) 949-2925
Fax: (205) 822-2057

Visit Firm Website
Primary Contact
Charles F. Carr
  • Office: (205) 949-2925
  • Cell: (251) 422-7070
  • Fax: (251) 626-8928
Alternate Contact 1
Thomas L. Oliver, II
  • Office: (205) 949-2942
  • Cell: (205) 908-9405
  • Fax: (205) 822-2057
Alternate Contact 2
Thomas S. Thornton, III
  • Office: (205) 949-2936
  • Cell: (205) 910-1885
  • Fax: (205) 822-2057

About this Firm

Carr Allison, one of the fastest growing firms in the Southeast, has offices strategically located throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Florida to provide our clients with sophisticated, effective and efficient legal representation.rnrnWe are the largest pure litigation firm in Alabama and have been recognized as a top five law firm by the Alabama Trial Court Review. From complex class actions to the defense of professionals, retailers, transportation companies, manufacturers, builders, employers and insurers, we represent clients of all sizes. Our attorneys include two former USLAW Chairs, the Executive Director of the Alabama Self-Insurers Association, adjunct faculty in Alabama’s law schools and several national speakers and writers on legal subjects ranging from punitive damages in Mississippi to quantifying death verdict values in Alabama and around the country.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Law
  • Auto Liability
  • Aviation
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Franchise
  • Government Relations
  • IP and Technology
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life, Health and Disability
  • Media and Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Hospitality Law
  • School Law
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Water Law
  • Workers' Compensation

Representative Clients

  • Arby’s
  • Arch
  • Autozone
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Belk
  • Bendix
  • Boral Industries
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Certain Underwriters of Lloyd International
  • Cinemark
  • Circle K
  • CNA
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Crete Carriers
  • Davita
  • Deep South
  • Dollar Tree
  • Everest
  • Extended Stay Hotels
  • FedEx Freight
  • FedEx Ground
  • FFIC-Interstate
  • General Electric
  • Hearthstone Assisted Living
  • James River
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kellogg, Inc.
  • Kelly Services
  • Kirkland's
  • Kmart
  • Landstar
  • LG Electronics
  • Loomis Fargo
  • McDonalds
  • Mitsui-Sumitomo
  • National Interstate Insurance Company
  • Office Max
  • Panda Express
  • Pep Boys
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Progress Energy
  • Quality Carriers
  • Red Robin
  • Rugged Warehouse
  • Ryder
  • Schneider National
  • Sears
  • Select Specialty Hospital
  • Selective Insurance
  • Swift
  • Thule Towing Systems
  • Travelers Insurance Company
  • UPS
  • USXpress Enterprises
  • Waste Management
  • Wendy's
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • XL/Catlin Insurance
  • Zurich

Additional Offices

200 Grove Park Lane
Suite 210
Dothan, AL 36305
United States

212 South Cedar Street
Florence, AL 35630
United States

6251 Monroe Street
Suite 200
Daphne, AL 36526
United States

1319 26th Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
United States

305 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
United States

Primary USLAW Practice Group Contacts

Business Litigation and Class Actions

Thomas L. Oliver, II

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Complex Tort and Product Liability

Thomas L. Oliver, II

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Construction Law

Thomas S. Creel

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Healthcare Law

Thomas L. Oliver, II

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Insurance Law

Thomas L. Oliver, II

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Labor and Employment

Thomas L. Oliver, II

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Medical Law

Thomas L. Oliver, II

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Professional Liability

Thomas L. Oliver, II

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Retail and Hospitality Law

Thomas S. Thornton, III

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Transportation and Logistics

Thomas L. Oliver, II

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States
Workers’ Compensation

Thomas S. Thornton, III

Carr Allison (AL)
Birmingham, AL
United States

Resources & Articles

USLAW NETWORK adds USLAW co-founder Charles Carr’s name to major USLAW annual award

USLAW NETWORK adds USLAW co-founder Charles Carr’s name to major USLAW annual award

Posted January 19, 2024

USLAW NETWORK has added USLAW co-founder Charles F. Carr’s name to one of USLAW’s major annual awards, now named the O’Hagan-Carr Award. The award was originally named after Jim O’Hagan, a co-founding member of USLAW, and is given annually by the USLAW Chair to a USLAW member(s) who demonstrates outstanding… Continue Reading

Legal Alert: A Recap of Florida’s Top Legal News of 2023

Legal Alert: A Recap of Florida’s Top Legal News of 2023

Posted January 8, 2024

ABOUT THIS ALERT Tune in as Kyle Weaver from Carr Allison in Tallahassee, Florida, shares a recap of the top legal news stories in Florida in 2023. FEATURING Kyle Weaver of Carr Allison (Northwest Florida) | kweaver@carrallison.com | (850) 222-2107 USLAW serves the state of Florida with the member firms of Carr Allison (North Florida), Wicker… Continue Reading

USLAW NETWORK Foundation announces Foundation Partners program

USLAW NETWORK Foundation announces Foundation Partners program

Posted December 20, 2023

The USLAW NETWORK Foundation, the philanthropic division of USLAW NETWORK, is excited to announce its first group of Foundation Partners, marking a significant milestone in the foundation's efforts to empower deserving individuals to pursue legal education and foster a more equitable legal profession. The USLAW NETWORK Foundation takes great pride… Continue Reading

Legal Alert: Litigation Update from Florida in the Post-Tort Reform Era

Legal Alert: Litigation Update from Florida in the Post-Tort Reform Era

Posted July 18, 2023

ABOUT THIS ALERT On Friday, March 24, 2023, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed sweeping tort reform measures into law. Just before that deadline, more than 80,000 cases were filed to “beat the statute.” Kyle Weaver from Carr Allison in Tallahassee, Florida, shares an update about how procedural and substantive changes… Continue Reading

Legal Alert – Tort Reform in Alabama: Dram Shop Liability

Legal Alert – Tort Reform in Alabama: Dram Shop Liability

Posted April 17, 2023

ABOUT THIS ALERT Alabama has long had a strict liability scheme for dram shop cases. In the last two weeks, the legislature turned that scheme on its head, making it more difficult to prosecute dram shop cases and easing access to liquor liability insurance. FEATURING Pamela S. Hallford of Carr… Continue Reading

Legal Alert | Florida Politics Update: Tort Reform

Legal Alert | Florida Politics Update: Tort Reform

Posted March 28, 2023

ABOUT THIS ALERT On Friday, March 24, 2023, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a comprehensive tort reform bill into law with important changes which should level the playing field for civil defendants in Florida. FEATURING Kyle Weaver of Carr Allison (Northwest Florida) | kweaver@carrallison.com | (850) 222-2107 Continue Reading

Carr Allison’s Pryor and Townsley obtain summary judgment

Carr Allison’s Pryor and Townsley obtain summary judgment

Posted July 21, 2022

Carr Allison attorneys Caroline Pryor and Alex Townsley of our Mobile (AL) office, recently won summary judgment for a retail client in a case where the plaintiff tripped on a gas pump island, sustaining a fractured shoulder. In support of the argument that the gas pump island was open and… Continue Reading

Carr Allison | Shaun Decoudres and Grant Smith Earn Summary Judgment

Carr Allison | Shaun Decoudres and Grant Smith Earn Summary Judgment

Posted January 24, 2022

Shaun Decoudres and Grant Smith of Carr Allison’s Birmingham, Alabama, office earned a summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. They represented a landlord/management company that had been sued by a tenant for breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation/ suppression, conversion and violation of… Continue Reading

Pamela Halford of Carr Allison obtains favorable verdict for trucking client

Pamela Halford of Carr Allison obtains favorable verdict for trucking client

Posted October 25, 2021

Pamela Hallford of Carr Allison in Dothan, Alabama, represented a trucking client in a jury trial. The trial took place in Conecuh County (AL) and Hallford obtained a favorable verdict for her client. Click here for more information. Continue Reading

Alabama State Bar honors Carr Allison

Alabama State Bar honors Carr Allison

Posted July 30, 2021

The attorneys in Carr Allison’s Birmingham, Alabama, office have been honored by the Alabama State Bar with the 2021 Law Firm Award for their pro bono work with the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program. Carr Allison attorneys have been assisting clients with a variety of legal issues, including evictions, collections, landlord-tenant… Continue Reading

Carr Allison secures defense verdict in a premise liability claim in Federal Court

Carr Allison secures defense verdict in a premise liability claim in Federal Court

Posted June 8, 2021

Carr Allison Shareholders Charlie Ireland and Ginny Gambacurta in Birmingham, Alabama, have secured a defense verdict in a premise liability claim in Federal Court after a four-day trial with seven figures in claimed damages for AMC Theaters. Click here for more information. Continue Reading

Designed & Developed by Peak Seven