Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)

305 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
United States

Phone: (850) 222-2107
Fax: (850) 222-8475

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Primary Contact
Christopher Barkas
  • Office: (850) 518-6913
  • Cell: (850) 556-1331
  • Fax: (850) 222-8475
Alternate Contact 2
William B. Graham
  • Office: (850) 518-6917
  • Cell: (850) 509-2233
  • Fax: (850) 222-8475

About this Firm

The Tallahassee office of Carr Allison brings a legacy of more than 40 years of providing quality legal service to north Florida. A member of USLAW since 2001, Carr Allison has increased the scope of services available to its clientele, covering the Gulf Coast from Mississippi through Alabama and across the northern Florida panhandle to Jacksonville on the Atlantic coast.

The lawyers handle all insurance issues from licensing to litigation. Firm members have extensive trial experience in the event matters can’t be resolved. Clients of the firm include insurance carriers as well as self-insured companies. Having a unique location in Florida’s Capital gives us the ability to lobby the legislature and influence public policy.

With the resources of more than 120 lawyers in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi behind it, Carr Allison's offices in Tallahassee and Jacksonville stand ready to serve the national and international client faced with legal exposure in Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Law
  • Auto Liability
  • Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • 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

Representative Clients

  • AAA Cooper Transportation
  • ABC Bus Inc.
  • ACE Hardware Corporation
  • Altec, Inc.
  • Armstrong Relocation
  • AT&T
  • AXIS Insurance Company
  • Bay County and Leon County (FL)
  • Bloomin' Brands
  • Canal
  • Captain D's, LLC
  • CNA
  • Comcast Cable
  • Cottingham & Butler
  • C. R. England
  • Crete Carrier
  • Florida Associates of Counties Trust
  • Florida Department of Banking and Finance
  • Florida Department of Education
  • Florida Department of Insurance
  • Florida League of Cities, Inc.
  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • HD Supply
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Insurance Management Solutions Group
  • La Quinta (LQ Management, LLC)
  • McKenzie Tank Lines
  • MetLife Auto & Home
  • National Interstate
  • New American Insurance Company
  • Progressive Insurance Companies
  • Publix Super Markets, Inc.
  • Roehl Transport, Inc.
  • Schneider National
  • Swift Transportation
  • Swiss Re Group
  • T.H.E. Insurance Co.
  • Transport Corporation of America
  • U-Haul International
  • United Property & Casualty Insurance
  • U.S. Xpress, Inc.
  • UPS
  • USF&G
  • Vanliner Insurance Company
  • Wal-Mart
  • Western Express
  • Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.

Additional Offices

100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216
United States

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

200 West Forsyth Street
Suite 600
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
United States

Primary USLAW Practice Group Contacts

Business Litigation and Class Actions

William B. Graham

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Business Litigation and Class Actions

Christopher Barkas

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions

William B. Graham

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Complex Tort and Product Liability

Christopher Barkas

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Construction Law

Christopher Barkas

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
E-Discovery

William B. Graham

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Future USLAW Leaders

Kyle Weaver

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Insurance Law

William B. Graham

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Professional Liability

Christopher Barkas

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Transportation and Logistics

Christopher Barkas

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Workers’ Compensation

Christopher Barkas

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
United States
Workers’ Compensation

Jennifer Haley-Gleason

Carr Allison (Northwest Florida)
Tallahassee, FL
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

Legal Alert: Florida Working Group on Resolution of Civil Cases

Legal Alert: Florida Working Group on Resolution of Civil Cases

Posted March 10, 2023

ABOUT THIS ALERT: Big changes may be coming to the way Florida courts manage their dockets. A working group chartered by the Florida Supreme Court to manage civil dockets is continuing their work to streamline civil cases, shorten their lifespan, and encourage resolution. FEATURING: Kyle Weaver of Carr Allison (Northwest Florida) |… Continue Reading

Carr Allison’s Scarpone obtains summary judgment

Carr Allison’s Scarpone obtains summary judgment

Posted June 3, 2022

Carr Allison attorney Kayla Scarpone of our Tallahassee (FL) office recently obtained summary judgment in favor of a not-for-profit corporate client in federal court. Plaintiff asserted age discrimination and retaliation claims under both the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Florida Civil Rights Act based on her termination during a… 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

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