Carl K. Dowdey, III (Trey)Counsel


100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216


205-822-2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

Carl K. Dowdey, III (Trey) is an attorney in the Birmingham, Alabama 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 Eleventh 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 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 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 through 2002 and was mobilized on active duty from 2007 through 2008.  He is active on the Military Law Committee within the Alabama State Bar and 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.

Published Work:

The Alabama Military Law Symposium 1990-2015, The Alabama Lawyer, November, 2015

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


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

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


BA, University of Virginia

JD, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL)


Birmingham Bar Association

Alabama State Bar; Military Law Committee and Workers’ Compensation Section

Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

News Updates About Carl K. Dowdey, III (Trey)

Dowdey Earns Master’s from US Army War College

Birmingham Counsel Carl K. Dowdey, III (Trey) recently earned a Master’s of Strategic Studies (MSS) degree from the US Army War College and was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate.  Trey currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves with the 2nd Legal Organization Detachment based out of […]

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