Effective litigators don't just know the law. They know the courts. It's the fundamental philosophy that has guided this firm since day one.

With offices strategically located throughout Alabama and the I-10 Gulf Coast corridor from Gulfport, Mississippi to Tallahassee, Florida, and north to our Chattanooga, Tennessee office, Carr Allison offers the kind of confident legal representation that only comes from firsthand experience. We have accumulated decades of closely cultivated relationships at the local level, wherever our clients' interests lie.

Nixon obtains Defense verdict

Faith Nixon of the Mobile office successfully defended her client in a circuit court jury trial in Baldwin County, Alabama.  The matter involved a rear end collision with clear liability on the part of Ms. Nixon’s client.  The plaintiff claimed she had suffered a rotator cuff injury which required surgical repair and asked the jury to award $40,000 in damages for her medical expenses and pain and suffering.  Ms. Nixon defended the litigation arguing that the plaintiff had not incurred damages in the motor vehicle accident.  After deliberating for only 1 ½ hours, the jury returned a defense verdict. 

Oliver named Chair of USLAW Board of Directors

Thomas L. Oliver, II, a founding shareholder at Carr Allison, has been named Chair of the 2015-16 USLAW NETWORK Board of Directors. The announcement was made at the NETWORK’s annual membership meeting held in Boston. He succeeds C. Erik Gustafson from LeClairRyan in Virginia.

“I am so proud and very humbled to be at the helm of this prestigious national network,” said Oliver. “My predecessors, going back to my law partner Charles Carr who founded this great organization, have left me very large shoes to fill.  My goal, with membership support and participation, is to continue our unprecedented success by providing exemplary service that focuses on the diverse and myriad needs of our clients and showcases our unique geographic and cumulative legal expertise.”

Oliver served as vice chair for 2014-15 and has held several leadership roles within the NETWORK, including serving as chair of USLAW’s Transportation and Professional Liability committees.

Oliver, who practices in Carr Allison’s Birmingham, Ala., office, is a trial attorney specializing in complex matters involving transportation, employment and professional litigation.  He developed the firm’s “go team” and coordinates catastrophic accident investigations for various transportation clients.  He assists in the national coordinating counsel program for transportation claims for one of the nation’s largest insurers. Additionally, Mr. Oliver is designated as regional and statewide counsel for numerous companies and their insurers.

Judson Wells selected as Co-Chairman of PLAN Membership Committee

Judson W. Wells, Sr. was recently selected to serve as Co-Chairman of the Membership Committee of the Professional Liability Attorneys Network (PLAN). The appointment was made by PLAN President Ben Mathis. Judge Wells, a retired Mobile County District Judge and a Carr Allison shareholder, will lead the PLAN Membership Committee along with Co-Chairman Charlie Meyer. Judge Wells has an extensive professional liability practice, and has served on the Membership Committee since 2011. He and the other Membership Committee members are charged with identifying and contacting law firms in the states where PLAN does not yet have a member firm, in order to identify the best professional liability firms that may be invited to join PLAN.

The Professional Liability Attorney Network is a national organization of independent, AV-rated law firms, specializing in all aspects of professional liability and related industry law.  PLAN attorneys work in partnership to provide client resources -- representation, education and information -- that deliver contemporary expertise and practice. Clients have access to knowledge and experience from multiple law firms without having to go to multiple sources. To learn more about PLAN, please visit their website at http://www.planattorney.org/.