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Carrie Hodge BatesShareholder


100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216


205-822-2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

Carrie Bates is a shareholder in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Carr Allison.  Carrie is a trial attorney specializing in complex matters involving medical malpractice, professional liability, transportation, workers’ compensation and general litigation.  She has experience defending clients throughout all phases of litigation, including trying numerous workers’ compensation cases and working on post-appeal matters.

Carrie earned her Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL) where she was on the Dean’s list and a member of the Cumberland National Trial Team.  She was also the regional winner and a quarter-finalist in the TYLA National Trial Competition.  Carrie served as an executive member of the Trial Advocacy Board and as the associate director of the James O. Haley Federal Trial Competitions.  In the Spring of 2011, Carrie received the American Board of Trial Advocates Scholarship and became a member of The Order of Barristers.

Carrie graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama receiving her BA in Public Relations, Political Science and Geology.  While there, she was a member of Kappa Tau Alpha, the University’s Communications Honor Society.

In her free time, Carrie enjoys attending church, sewing and spending time with her husband Brandon, their dog Bella and her family.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice


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


BA, University of Alabama, cum laude

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


Birmingham Bar Association

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

News Updates About Carrie Hodge Bates

Bates Obtains Defense Win

  Birmingham attorney Carrie Bates obtained a judgment for the defense following a trial in a recent trucking case.  The plaintiff claimed a driver for the defendant-company struck her vehicle and then continued driving, leaving the scene.  The plaintiff further alleged a witness identified the vehicle down the road as […]

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Carr Allison Selects Seven New Shareholders and Three New Counsel

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that Rob Arnwine, Jennifer Smith Baker, Carrie Hodge Bates, Michael C. Guarino and Jeffrey G. Miller (Birmingham, AL), Pamela Springrose Hallford (Dothan, AL) and Jonathan R. Maples (Mobile, AL) have been named as Shareholders.  Kevin Blodgett and Todd C. Hunter, Jr. (Tallahassee, FL) and […]

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Carr Allison Selects Six New Shareholders and Two New Counsel

Carr Allison is pleased to announce that Katy Beth Carr (Florence, AL), Sarah J. Cross and E. Glenn Smith, Jr. (Mobile, AL), Dixie Daimwood (Tallahassee, FL), and Angel A. Darmer and Sara Beth DeLisle (Birmingham, AL) have been named as Shareholders.  Carrie H. Bates (Birmingham, AL) and Pamela Springrose Hallford […]

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