Charles F. CarrShareholder


100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216


251-626-8928 (fax)

Professional Profile

One of the firm’s founders, Charles Carr has more than 35 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts in Alabama.  Charles has litigated in many other states throughout the United States. He has served as national coordinating counsel on complex and catastrophic personal injury cases in 25 states within the United States for a major national insurance carrier.  Currently, Charles serves as national trial counsel for Swift Transportation, one of the largest motor carriers in the United States.

An AV-rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbell, Charles has tried more than 250 matters in 50 of the 67 counties in Alabama.  These have included products liability claims, all manner of personal injury claims and commercial dispute and fraud claims.

Charles is a member and previous chairman of the American College of Transportation Attorneys, an organization limited to 25 transportation defense attorneys who have defended the transportation industry for more than 20 years.  He has served as first chair of the American Law Firm Association Transportation Practice Group, chairman and vice chairman of USLAW Network.  In 1996, Charles was honored with the Alabama State Bar Award of Merit.  In addition, he has been selected for publication in The Best Lawyers in America© and included in the Mid-South Super Lawyers® list for many years.

Charles is an avid golfer. He enjoys cheering for his Alma Mater: the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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BS, University of Alabama
JD, University of Alabama School of Law




Birmingham Bar Association

Alabama Law Foundation; Fellow

American Bar Association; Fellow

University of Alabama Law School Foundation

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Alabama Self-Insurers Association; Executive Director

Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2008-2016

The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2018

News Updates About Charles F. Carr

17 Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers

Carr Allison congratulates 17 attorneys who have earned recognition from Mid-South Super Lawyers.  Ten attorneys have been selected to the Mid-South Super Lawyers list for 2017:  Brett Adair, Russell Q. Allison, Douglas Bagwell, Charles F. Carr, Joseph H. Driver, Glenn E. Ireland, Donald B. Kirkpatrick, II, Thomas L. Oliver, II, […]

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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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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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TIDA Board of Directors Honors Charles Carr

The Transportation Industry Defense Association (TIDA) presented the 2016 John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award to Charles Carr at it’s annual meeting in Boston.  Carr is the president and co-founder of Carr Allison, a nationally known law firm that bears his name. The John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award was […]

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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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Carr and Oliver Present Award at USLAW Conference

At the 2016 USLAW Spring Client Conference, Carr Allison President Charles Carr and USLAW Chair Tom Oliver, also with Carr Allison, had the privilege to present the inaugural Bill Burns Award to its namesake and industry leader Bill Burns. USLAW created this annual honor to recognize client members who have […]

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Carr and Stewart Presenters for National USLAW Webinar

Carr Allison attorneys Charles Carr and Bob Stewart along with Rachel Molina, senior counsel for Labor & Employment with Swift Transportation, presented a webinar for USLAW on Thursday, March 10th, titled The Class Action Attack upon the Motor Carrier Industry:  Defending Against Independent Contractor Classification Claims, and Wage and Hour […]

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