C. H. “Hal” Houston IIIShareholder


200 West Forsyth Street
Suite 600
Jacksonville, FL 32202


904.328.6473 (fax)

Professional Profile

C.H. “Hal” Houston III is a shareholder in Carr Allison’s Jacksonville (FL) office where he practices in the areas of transportation, government torts and public liability, commercial litigation, general litigation, maritime and labor and employment.  Hal is admitted to practice in Florida and before the US District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and before the US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. His experience includes all phases of litigation from pre-suit negotiation, through discovery and motion practice, including drafting dispositive motions and briefing, to handling trials and appeals and appellate oral arguments.

Hal received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Florida, graduating cum laude, with a major in finance and minors in African studies and education.  He went on to earn his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  While in law school, Hal was a Florida Gubernatorial fellow.  He was selected as a member of Florida Blue Key and participated in the Jessup Moot Court.

Hal is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Federal Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Florida Bar and the Chester Bedell Inn of Court. To expand his legal knowledge, Hal participated in the 2022 Annual Longshore Conference. He has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch since 2022.

A native of Jacksonville (FL), Hal sits on the Board of Daniel Kids, Florida’s oldest child-service agency.  He is an avid Florida Gators fan and enjoys playing basketball.  He also enjoys spending time with his wife Heather and their two young children.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


US District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


BSBA, University of Florida

JD, University of Florida


Association of Corporate Counsel

Chester Bedell Inn of Court

Jacksonville Bar Association

Jacksonville Federal Bar Association


The Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch, 2022-2024

News Updates About C. H. “Hal” Houston III

3 Carr Allison Jacksonville Attorneys Named To The Best Lawyers in America: Ones To Watch®

Carr Allison is proud to announce that 3 attorneys from our Jacksonville (FL) office have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® 2024. They are recognized for excellence in their respective practice areas. Congratulations!   Below is a list of the Jacksonville attorneys included. C.H. Houston III […]

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Carr Allison Announces New Shareholders

Carr Allison congratulates our new Shareholders: Nikki Harlan (Gulfport, MS), Hal Houston (Jacksonville, FL), Chancey Miller (Chattanooga, TN), Wade Norwood (Birmingham, AL), Michael Petherick (Chattanooga, TN) and Kyle Weaver (Tallahassee, FL).   Nikki Harlan practices in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Transportation and General Litigation. Hal Houston practices in the […]

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Houston and Sausaman Published in FDLA’s Trial Advocate Magazine

Carr Allison’s Hal Houston and Alison Sausaman of our Jacksonville (FL) office had an article published in The Florida Defense Lawyers Association’s Trial Advocate magazine. Their article “UM Subrogation and Self Insured Governmental Entities in Florida” discusses the lack of clear guidance from the Florida courts when it comes to […]

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Carr Allison Welcomes Hal Houston

We are excited to welcome Hal Houston as our firm’s newest Counsel in our Jacksonville (FL) office. To learn more about Hal, click here!

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