Carl K. Dowdey, III (Trey) is an attorney in the Birmingham office of Carr Allison. While Trey’s practice concentrates primarily on workers’ compensation matters, he also defends employers against retaliatory discharge and co-employee liability claims. He has experience trying both civil jury and bench trials and presenting oral argument to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, he has tried numerous panel and judge alone courts-martial, worked on a wide array of military separation boards, and he also specializes in military law in his capacity as a U.S. Army Reserve JAG officer.
Trey earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his JD from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL).
As a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve JAG Corps, Trey currently serves with the 2nd Legal Operations Detachment, based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Staff Judge Advocate at the 87th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command (East). He also previously served as the Staff Judge Advocate with the Deployment Support Command, which provides transportation and logistical support for deployed Soldiers overseas. Trey served on active duty from 1998-2002, and he was mobilized on active duty from 2007-2008. He is active on the Military Law Committee within the Alabama State Bar and he recently graduated from the U.S. Army War College, earning his Masters in Strategic Studies.
In his spare time Trey enjoys running, gardening, and spending time with his wife and four children.
–The Alabama Military Law Symposium 1990-2015, The Alabama Lawyer, November, 2015