He has an extensive litigation and trial background, having tried numerous cases in state and federal courts. Carl has also obtained defense verdicts in arbitrations involving claims of fraud, negligence, breach of contract and breach of warranty. Additionally, he has successfully represented numerous clients in summary judgment motions that have included claims for bad faith, fraud, negligence, premises liability, breach of contract, and breach of warranty.
Recently, Carl obtained a summary judgment for a national retail chain in a personal injury case, where it was the first time in 20 years the presiding judge had granted a summary judgment in such a case. He also recently obtained summary judgement in a multimillion-dollar personal injury case involving the defense of a large construction company. He is licensed to practice in Texas and Alabama. Reported cases include: State of Alabama v. Tenaska Alabama Partners, 847 So. 2d 962 (Ala.Civ.App. 2002); Bledsoe-Colvin v. Alexander, 127 F. Supp. 2d 136 (M.D. Ala. 2001); Dobbs v. Siegelman, 724 So. 2d 1137 (Ala. 1998).
Carl was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1992, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in History. He earned his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1997. While in law school, he was a member of the Journal of the Legal Profession, which is awarded to law students that are in the top 20% of their class.
Before moving to Dallas, Carl began his legal career with the 250+ attorney firm of Balch & Bingham, LLP in Birmingham, Alabama. He maintains his Alabama license and assists McCathern’s clients throughout the South, where he has tried cases in Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Carl also regularly conducts mock trials for the insurance industry dealing with cases involving catastrophic losses in Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.
Carl has been named to the list of Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine for Insurance Law in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and he has been recognized as a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel since 2015. Carl is also a registered recipient of the Million Dollar Trial Lawyers Award - he was honored with this award for achieving a settlement of more than $1 million.
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