Glenn E. IrelandShareholder


100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216


205-822-2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

Glenn E. Ireland is a founding shareholder with Carr Allison and is resident in the firm’s Birmingham, AL office.  His primary focus is on complex litigation, including class action and products liability litigation. Glenn has successfully represented several national manufacturers, distributors and retailers in class action and multi-district litigation matters.

In products liability matters, Glenn has successfully defended numerous international and national manufacturers and distributors of a multitude of products ranging from pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, firearms and industrial equipment.  In retail and hospitality, Glenn represents numerous national retailers, restaurants and hotels in a wide array of litigation ranging from personal injury claims to false arrest cases.

Glenn, an AV-rated attorney with the national lawyer ranking service of Martindale-Hubbell, has tried wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases in state and federal courts throughout the state of Alabama.  He is a regular speaker on issues involving the defense of complex litigation matters to attorneys, insurers, risk managers and self-insureds.

Glenn earned his BS from Presbyterian College (SC) and his JD from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL), where he served as an associate editor on the Cumberland Law Review.  He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2016 in the area of insurance law and the Mid-South Super Lawyers® list for the past eight years.

Glenn is actively involved in his community and enjoys spending time with his family.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


North Carolina

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

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


BS, Presbyterian College (SC)

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


Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Birmingham Bar Association

Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2009-2016

The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2018


News Updates About Glenn E. Ireland

Best Lawyers Recognizes 23 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 23 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2018 for their excellence in practice areas that include:  Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Construction Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Product Liability, Medical Malpractice, Labor and Employment, and Workers’ Compensation. Included from […]

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Thirteen Carr Allison Attorneys Selected to the 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that nine of its attorneys were recently selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list for 2016. They are:  Brett Adair, Russell Q. Allison, Douglas Bagwell, Charles F. Carr, Glenn E. Ireland, Donald B. Kirkpatrick, II, Thomas L. Oliver, II, Lea Richmond, IV and Brett […]

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Thirteen Carr Allison Attorneys listed to Best Lawyers in America for 2017

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that 13 attorneys were recently listed to 2017 Best Lawyers in America for their excellence in Appellate Practice, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Worker’s Compensation.  Included in our Birmingham office are:  Russell Q. Allison (Insurance Law),  Charles F. Carr (Personal Injury Litigation and […]

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Retail and Hospitality Team Obtains Defense Verdict

Shareholder Glenn E. Ireland and Associate Angel A. Darmer recently obtained a defense verdict for a regional fast food chain in a jury trial held in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama. Plaintiff’s Complaint alleged claims of Assault and Battery, Negligent Supervision, and the Tort of Outrage against the […]

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Retail and Hospitality Team Prevails

Shareholders Glenn E. Ireland, Joe Driver and Virginia Gambacurta recently obtained a ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court granting their Petition for Writ of Mandamus and directing the circuit court to dismiss Plaintiff’s Complaint, thereby disposing of all claims against their client, a national pharmacy chain. On August 26, 2015, […]

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