Russell Q. Allison

100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 949.2954 phone
(205) 822.2057 fax


B.A., University of Alabama

J.D., Cumberland School of Law


Susan Sims



Kim Harris


Class Actions
Commercial Litigation
Complex Litigation
Extra Contractual, Fraud, and Punitive Damages Liability
Insurance Coverage
Labor and Employment
Products Liability
Retail and Hospitality


Russell Q. Allison is a founding shareholder of Carr Allison and is resident in the firm’s Birmingham, Alabama office.  Mr. Allison advises and represents clients in a broad range of businesses, with an emphasis with clients in the insurance industry.

He is a member of the American and Birmingham Bar Associations and is appointed to the Birmingham Bar Associations 2015 Attorney Transitions Committee.  He is also a member of the the American Judicature Society, and serves on several committees within DRI. He is currently serving a second term as a Vice-Chair of  the Reinsurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Section of the Federation of Defense Corporate Counsel.

Mr. Allison received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and earned his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. He has served on the Advisory Board at Cumberland for the past three years.

Mr. Allison is an AV Peer Rated lawyer from Martindale-Hubbell and has been included on the Alabama Super Lawyers® list from 2008 to 2015.  He is included in the Best Lawyers in America® list for 2016.

Admitted to Practice:

Alabama State Bar

United States District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

United States of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


Birmingham Bar Association - Tort and Insurance Practice Section of Insurance Coverage Committee; Fee Arbitration Committee

American Bar Association

American Journal of Trial Advocacy (1982-84)

DRI - Tort and Insurance Practice Section; Insurance Coverage Committee; Employer's Liability Section

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel: Vice Chairman of Reinsurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Section; 2012-2013 Committee-Section Appointments

International Association of Defense Counsel

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Alabama Super Lawyers, 2008-2015

Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2016

Cumberland School of Law Advisory Board

American Judicature Society