Barkas and Weaver Score Five Daubert Victories

Carr Allison attorneys Chris Barkas and Kyle Weaver scored a substantial victory in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  Plaintiff’s treating physicians and retained experts intended to offer the expert opinion the accident caused the plaintiff’s injuries.  Chris and Kyle filed five Daubert motions to preclude the physicians from offering their opinions on causation focusing on each physician’s lack of knowledge about the plaintiffs’ medical history, the dynamics of the accident and the fact the physicians were simply guessing rather than offering reliable and admissible expert testimony.  The Court agreed and entered an Order granting all five Daubert motions which precluded any of the five physicians from offering causation opinions.  Daubert motions are factually and legally intensive and require careful planning, set-up in depositions and skilled drafting, but the outcomes can dramatically alter the direction and value of cases.  Please contact Chris ( or Kyle ( to discuss the motions or to obtain a copy of the Order.

Chris also published an article in the USLAW magazine (Spring/Summer 2016 issue) on using Daubert with opposing medical experts. To check out this article, Click Here!


Zwilling to Present Webinar on Attorney/Client Communications

Carr Allison shareholder Melisa Zwilling is scheduled to present a free webinar on December 7 at 1:00 PM (CT). This webinar will discuss some steps that should be taken to ensure the attorney/client privilege is not inadvertently waived with regard to communications with counsel.  In addition, she will discuss some […]

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Palmer Selected for Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum

Carr Allison attorney Steve Palmer has been selected to participate in the 2024 Alabama State Bar’s (ASB) Leadership Forum Class 18.  Steve practices in Carr Allison’s Birmingham (AL) office where his focus is workers’ compensation litigation defense.  Steve is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, Duke […]

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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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