Christopher E. DoroughShareholder


100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216


205-822-2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

Chris Dorough, a Shareholder at Carr Allison in the firm’s Birmingham office, is a trial attorney specializing in the defense of workers’ compensation and other associated employment and tort claims. Chris counsels and advises clients on workers’ compensation matters and has successfully defended a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local retailers, insurance companies, self-insured employers, third-party administrators, group insurance funds and small businesses, in the circuit courts that hear and decide workers’ compensation claims across Alabama.

An AV Preeminent rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings, Chris was named a Top Rated Workers’ Compensation Attorney and Rising Star for the State of Alabama in the 2010 and 2012 editions of the Alabama Super Lawyers Magazine. Most recently, Chris was recognized for his work and achievement in Insurance Defense and named to Birmingham magazine’s “Top Attorneys 2015” list.

Chris is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Alabama State Bar; the Employment and Workers’ Compensation Committees of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Birmingham Bar Association; and the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Defense Research Institute. Chris is also a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation matters for the Alabama Department of Labor’s Workers’ Compensation Division, the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Organization, and other national industry support and educational organizations.

Outside of the practice of law, Chris enjoys reading, traveling, the outdoors, cycling and spending time with his wife and their three children.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

State of Alabama

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

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


BA, Auburn University

JA, University of Alabama School of Law


Birmingham Bar Association

American Bar Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (Employment and Workers’ Compensation Committees)

Alabama State Bar (Workers’ Compensation Section)

Alabama Rising Star, 2010-2012

DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar


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