Charles F. CarrShareholder

Address

100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216

Phone

251-626-9340
251-626-8928 (fax)

Professional Profile

Co-founder and name partner of the southeast-based civil defense firm Carr Allison, Charles Carr has more than 40 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout Alabama. During his career, Charles has litigated matters throughout the United States, including New York, Texas, Vermont, Arkansas, California, Florida, Mississippi and Illinois. He has served as national coordinating counsel on complex and catastrophic personal injury cases in some 25 states for a major national insurance carrier. Additionally, he has served as national trial counsel for Swift Transportation, YRC and AutoZone.

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

Charles is an active member and previous chair of the American College of Transportation Attorneys (ACTA), an organization limited to the top 25 transportation defense attorneys who have defended the transportation industry for more than 20 years. He has served as the first chair of the American Law Firm Association (ALFA) Transportation Practice Group and was a founder, board member, vice chair and chair of the USLAW Network, a 6,000 member organization in which he remains active.

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.

In 2016, Charles was honored with the John T. Biezup Memorial Service Award which is given for service and commitment to the defense of the trucking industry by the Transportation Industry Defense Association (TIDA). In 2017, he was elected to the Board of Directors of TIDA, a position he holds today.

Charles is an avid golfer and enjoys cheering for his Alma Mater: the Alabama Crimson Tide. However, he is most proud of the five children that he and his wife Lyn have raised and enjoys playing with his four grandchildren and wishes there will be more to come…hopefully.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Alabama

Education

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

Affiliations

USLAW NETWORK

TIDA

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

USLAW Network James O’Hagan Award, 2011

Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2008-2016

The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2018

News Updates About Charles F. Carr

Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Mid-South Super Lawyers has recognized 16 Carr Allison attorneys for 2018.  Attorneys in the Birmingham, AL office are: Brett Adair (Employment & Labor) Russell Q. Allison (Transportation/Maritime) Charles F. Carr (Personal Injury General: Defense) Joseph H. Driver (Employment & Labor) Glenn E. Ireland (Class Action) Donald B. Kirkpatrick, II (Workers’ Compensation) Thomas L. Oliver, II (Transportation/Maritime) […]

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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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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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