Russell Q. AllisonShareholder

Address

100 Vestavia Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35216

Phone

205.949.2954
205.531.8864 (cell)
205.822.2057 (fax)

Professional Profile

Russell Q. Allison is a founding shareholder of Carr Allison and a resident in the Birmingham (AL) office. Russ advises and represents clients in a broad range of businesses with an emphasis on clients in the insurance industry.  He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Alabama and before the US 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 Preeminent® 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 Attorney in 2021 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.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

Alabama

US District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama

US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Education

BA, University of Alabama

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

Affiliations

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Alabama Law Foundation

American Bar Association

American Journal of Trial Advocacy (1982-1984)

American Judicature Society

Birmingham Bar Association; Tort and Insurance Practice Section of Insurance Coverage Committee; Fee Arbitration Committee

Birmingham Bar Foundation; Fellow

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Cumberland School of Law Advisory Board (2011-Present)

EC Defense Network; President

Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Reinsurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Section; Vice-Chairman (2012-2013) Committee-Section Appointments

International Association of Defense Counsel

Judge James Edwin Horton Inn of Court

University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences; Leadership Board (2017-Present)

Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham; President (2021), Board of Directors (2018-2021)

Recognitions

Mid-South Super Lawyers®, 2008-2023

The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012-2024

News Updates About Russell Q. Allison

3 Carr Allison Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers

Carr Allison is excited to announce that three attorneys have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers® list. Attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers® by a rigorous process of peer nominations, peer evaluations and third party research.  Congratulations!   Below is a list of attorneys included. Russell Allison (Birmingham, AL) […]

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18 Carr Allison Birmingham Attorneys Named To The Best Lawyers in America®

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 18 attorneys from our Birmingham (AL) office have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for excellence in their respective practice areas. Congratulations!   Below is a list of the Birmingham attorneys included. Russell Q. Allison Insurance Law Litigation – […]

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Allison and Watson Successful after 3-day Trial

Carr Allison shareholders Russ Allison and Jordan Watson recently defended an insurance carrier sued for bad faith, breach of contract, misrepresentation and concealment. Prior to trial, Russ and Jordan filed and argued a Motion for Summary Judgment which the court granted in part, dismissing all claims but for the breach […]

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Allison and Watson Successful in Federal Court

Carr Allison shareholders Russ Allison and Jordan Watson successfully defended a large insurance company sued for bad faith, breach of contract and fraud in federal court.  Russ and Jordan obtained a dismissal of all claims brought against their client, arguing that the plaintiff failed to state a viable cause of […]

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36 Carr Allison Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 36 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 for excellence in their respective practice areas.   ALABAMA – Birmingham – Best Lawyers in America ® R. Brett Adair – employment law management Russell Q. Allison […]

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Carr Allison Attorneys on B-Metro List

Carr Allison is excited to announce that eight Birmingham (AL) attorneys have been named to B-Metro’s “Top Attorneys 2020” list.   Congratulations to:   Russell Q. Allison Kathy R. Davis Elizabeth J. Kanter Donald B. Kirkpatrick, II Thomas L. Oliver, II Lea Richmond, IV Brett A. Ross Melisa C. Zwilling […]

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Best Lawyers Recognizes 27 Carr Allison Attorneys

Carr Allison is excited to announce that 27 attorneys, across three states, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 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 Litigation) o Charles F. Carr (Personal […]

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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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Congratulations to our 2017 bMetro Top Flight Lawyers

Carr Allison would like to congratulate the following attorneys who were chosen as “Top Flight Lawyers” by Birmingham’s bMetro magazine: Russell Q. Allison Kathy R. Davis Elizabeth Kanter Donald “Bo” Kirkpatrick, II Tom L. Oliver, II Lea Richmond, IV Brett A. Ross Melisa C. Zwilling

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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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Congrats to our BHMBIZ 2016 Top Lawyers

Carr Allison would like to congratulate the following attorneys who were chosen as Top Lawyers by BHAMBIZ magazine: Russell Q. Allison Kathy R. Davis Elizabeth Kanter Donald “Bo” Kirkpatrick, II Tom L. Oliver, II Lea Richmond, IV Brett A. Ross  

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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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Congrats to our B-Metro Magazine 2016 Top Lawyers!

Carr Allison would like to congratulate the following attorneys who were chosen as 2016 Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine: Russell Q. Allison Kathy R. Davis Elizabeth Kanter Bo Kirkpatrick Thomas L. Oliver Lea Richmond Brett Ross Melisa Zwilling To see the full list, please click here.

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Alabama Law Foundation Selects Russ Allison as Fellow

Founding shareholder Russell Q. Allison was honored by the Alabama Law Foundation as a fellow for 2016. This title acknowledges Alabama Bar members who have dedicated themselves to their community and their profession. Russ advises and represents clients in a broad range of businesses, with an emphasis on clients in […]

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