Russell Q. Allison is a founding shareholder of Carr Allison and serves as the firm’s president. Resident in the Birmingham office, Russ advises and represents clients in a broad range of businesses with an emphasis on clients in the insurance industry. Russ is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Russ sits on the board of the EC Defense Network, which he co-founded in 2016, and served a two-year term as president. He is a member of the American and Birmingham Bar Associations and has been named a Fellow of the Birmingham Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the American Judicature Society, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association and the Federation of Defense Corporate Counsel having previously served two terms as vice chair of the Reinsurance Excess and Surplus Lines Section. Russ serves on the Board of Directors for Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham (VLB). VLB is the only non-profit in the state of Alabama that provides immediate access to free high-quality attorneys so that low-income families can obtain needed legal services.
An AV-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, Russ has been included in the Mid-South Super Lawyers® list since 2008 and The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of insurance law since 2012. He was chosen as a “Top Flight Lawyer” in 2017 for bMetro magazine.
Russ earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama and his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University (AL) where he continues to serve on the Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Leadership Board of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Alabama. Russ was selected to be a member of Cumberland School of Law’s Judge James Edwin Horton Inn of Court. Members of the Inn are all Cumberland graduates who are outstanding practitioners and judges.
When he is not working, Russ enjoys going to the lake with his family, cooking and biking.