Effective litigators don't just know the law. They know the courts. It's the fundamental philosophy that has guided this firm since day one.
With offices strategically located throughout Alabama and the I-10 Gulf Coast corridor from Gulfport, Mississippi to Tallahassee, Florida, and north to our Chattanooga, Tennessee office, Carr Allison offers the kind of confident legal representation that only comes from firsthand experience. We have accumulated decades of closely cultivated relationships at the local level, wherever our clients' interests lie.
Alabama Shareholder Sean C. Pierce recently spoke, as part of a panel of experts, on "Legal Malpractice Trends and Defense Strategies" in both Kansas City, MO, and Hartford, CT, at the Professional Liability Attorneys Network (PLAN) Regional Conferences in March and April, respectively. Mr. Pierce presented along with premiere insurance industry professionals from AXIS, W.R. Berkley, Swiss Re and Travelers on how lawyers, and the companies who insure them, can better defend themselves against legal malpractice claims. The materials from those presentations can be found at:
Craig W. Goolsby and Justin W. Parsons recently obtained a defense verdict in favor of an insurance brokerage firm and an individual insurance broker after a four day jury trial in Mobile County, Alabama. Plaintiff alleged that the broker negligently failed to obtain plaintiff insurance after its property burned, resulting in a total loss, and its insurer failed to pay the claim. Plaintiff argued that its claim was not paid by the insurance company, in part due to alleged mistakes in the application process, for which the broker was responsible. The jury disagreed, finding that the broker was not negligent, rendering a defense verdict.
Carr Allison is pleased to announce that a total of seven of its attorneys were recently selected to the Alabama Super Lawyers list for 2015. They are: Russell Q. Allison, Charles F. Carr, Glenn E. Ireland, Donald B. Kirkpatrick, II, Thomas L. Oliver, II, Lea Richmond, IV, and Brett A. Ross.
Additionally, six Carr Allison attorneys were listed to Alabama Rising Stars: Andrew P. Anderson, Bricker S. Daughtry, Shaun A. DeCoudres, Chad S. Godwin, Justin I. Hale and Elizabeth J. Kanter.
Attorneys are selected to Alabama Super Lawyers and Rising Stars using a process of peer nominations, peer evaluations and third party research. Each candidate is evaluated using a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Only five percent of all lawyers in Alabama are named to Super Lawyers. Eligibility for Rising Stars is subject to those 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are named to Rising Stars.