C. Steven BallShareholder


100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216


205-822-2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

Steve Ball is a shareholder with Carr Allison residing in the firm’s Birmingham, Alabama office.  Steve represents local and national clients in their business litigation and corporate matters arising both in Alabama and other states.  His diversified practice includes the representation of his clients, both as plaintiffs or defendants, in their litigation and transactional needs.

Steve has litigated numerous contractually based claims for his clients and also has extensive experience in the fields of covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, intentional interference with business and contractual relations, and other business tort claims.  His clients come from several areas of industry, including healthcare, banking, transportation, construction and real estate, and from international corporations to “mom and pop” entrepreneurs.

Steve heads the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights practice.  His background area includes the representation of creditors in Chapters 7, 11 and 13 cases, along with representation of bankruptcy trustees in pursuit of claims within pending cases.

In addition to his litigation practice, Steve provides counsel to his clients in the formation and governance of various business entities.  He has received an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the area of commercial litigation.  He also serves on Samford University’s Alumni Association Executive Council.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


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

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


BA, Samford University

MBA, Samford University

JD, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, magna cum laude


American Bankruptcy Institute

Birmingham Bar Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

American Journal of Trial Advocacy

Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow

The Best Lawyers in America, 2018

Curia Honoris

Phi Kappa Phi

News Updates About C. Steven Ball

24 Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Best

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 24 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   In Alabama: · Birmingham office: o Brett Adair (Employment Law) o Russell Q. Allison (Insurance Law) o C. Steven Ball (Commercial […]

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Ball and Guarino Earn Defense Verdict

Shareholder Steve Ball and Associate Michael Guarino prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama on September 28, 2017.  The lawsuit initially involved the pursuit of missing flatbed trailers for clients with a major trucking company.  After recovering the […]

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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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Ball Named to Alumni Council

Steve Ball, Shareholder in our Birmingham office, has been named to Samford University’s Alumni Association Executive Council.  Steve’s term will run through spring of 2019.  The Samford University Alumni Association strives to create a lifelong and worldwide community of alumni by increasing opportunities for engagement with each other and with […]

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