Carr Allison (AL)

100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216
United States

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

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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

The Greenleaf and Crosby Building
208 North Laura Street, Suite 1100
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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

WCMSAs & LMSAs: Understanding the Actual Legal Requirements & Strategies to Navigate the Compliance Maze

WCMSAs & LMSAs: Understanding the Actual Legal Requirements & Strategies to Navigate the Compliance Maze

Posted March 8, 2022

SPEAKER: Thomas S. Thornton, III Carr Allison | Birmingham, Alabama Twenty years ago the “Patel Memorandum” was published by CMS which, in essence, created the “MSA” industry. Since the inception, the industry as a whole has attempted to navigate and address compliance while relying upon memorandums and published “guidelines” from… Continue Reading

Chris Barkas & Kyle Weaver score five Daubert victories

Chris Barkas & Kyle Weaver score five Daubert victories

Posted February 7, 2022

Carr Allison trial success Carr Allison attorneys Chris Barkas and Kyle Weaver scored a substantial victory in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Plaintiff’s treating physicians and retained experts intended to offer the expert opinion the accident caused the plaintiff’s injuries. Barkas and Weaver filed… 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

Defining Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role That Chief Legal Officers and In-House Counsel Play In Protecting Your Company’s Reputation and Its Future

Defining Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role That Chief Legal Officers and In-House Counsel Play In Protecting Your Company’s Reputation and Its Future

Posted November 4, 2021

Featuring Matthew W. Bauer, Connell Foley LLP (Newark, NJ); Amanda P. Ketchum, Dysart Taylor Cotter McMonigle& Brumitt, P.C. (Kansas City, MO); Thomas L. Oliver, II, Carr Allison (Birmingham, AL) About this program Society is demanding more and more from corporate America, especially after the events of 2020. Often the strategies… 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

CMS Compliance & the Recently Filed Qui Tam/False Claims Act Lawsuit: Has the Heat Been Turned Up?

CMS Compliance & the Recently Filed Qui Tam/False Claims Act Lawsuit: Has the Heat Been Turned Up?

Posted October 5, 2021

About this webinar This program will focus and provide a summary of the current and anticipated statutory and regulatory requirements relating to compliance under the Medicare Act, as well as the impact of the recently filed case in Federal Court pursuant to the Qui Tam provisions of the False Claims… 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

Settlements with Medicare Set Asides: Where the Industry is Today and How are we Building a Better Process for Tomorrow

Settlements with Medicare Set Asides: Where the Industry is Today and How are we Building a Better Process for Tomorrow

Posted November 10, 2020

This program focuses on the obligations under the Medicare Act relating to whether, when, how and why to protect Medicare’s future interest in the context of a workers’ compensation and how liability cases continue to frustrate the industry. Tom Thornton and Porter Leslie discuss whether it is a result of… Continue Reading

Navigating Medicare Compliance:  Strategies and Best Practices Relating to Management and Resolution of Non-Litigated and Litigated Liability Claims

Navigating Medicare Compliance: Strategies and Best Practices Relating to Management and Resolution of Non-Litigated and Litigated Liability Claims

Posted May 26, 2020

Obligations under the Medicare Act involving a liability claim arise when the release is signed. Compliance should not begin with the immediate involvement of a Medicare vendor. To achieve compliance, one who is negotiating a settlement must focus on the settlement terms and associated language within the release with an… Continue Reading

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#MeToo

Posted April 9, 2019

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Developing and Implementing an Alternative and Strategic Approach to Medicare Compliance Within Your Casualty Program

Developing and Implementing an Alternative and Strategic Approach to Medicare Compliance Within Your Casualty Program

Posted February 14, 2019

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Casualty Claim Programs & Mitigating Impact and Cost Associated with Medicare Compliance

Casualty Claim Programs & Mitigating Impact and Cost Associated with Medicare Compliance

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