Tracy W. Cary

Tracy W. Cary

Partner

tcary@mcatlaw.com

Our firm was involved in achieving one of the largest verdicts in the history of the State of Alabama, a $21 million jury award. With more than 21 years in practice as an injury attorney, Attorney Tracy W. Cary has proven his personal commitment to those he represents. He is one of the most respected legal professionals in the field of personal injury law. He takes on cases with the goal of seeking justice and full compensation, and he protects the injured or the family in negotiating with an insurance company. There is often concerted effort by these companies to reduce or deny a claim, particularly in cases of catastrophic injury.

Tracy is one of the founding partners of Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers LLC, and along with the other attorneys in the firm, is personally driven by his dedication to those he represents, his faith, and in the pursuit of justice. He has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible peer review rating for legal excellence, ethical practice and case outcomes. He is rated 10.0 "Superb" by Avvo, and was selected for inclusion as a member of Super Lawyers® in 2014 and 2015.

Professionalism, Dedication & Results

Tracy is available for a free consultation, and can be reached at (888) 694-0174. No case is too large, too complex, or too small. Each injury case deserves to be managed by a professional that has a proven record of success in settlements and verdicts. Any person who has suffered an injury due to an act of negligence deserves to be compensated at the maximum level. You may have been injured while performing your duties of employment, and if so, Tracy has an extensive record of positive outcomes in work-related injury cases.

Whether the injuries took place in the state of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee or D.C., Tracy can represent you, as he is admitted to practice law in these states. He has also served as counsel in cases in the states of Arizona, Kansas and Connecticut. When your case is managed by Tracy, you will have be represented by one of the top legal professionals in the field of personal injury law. Tracy is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts.

A zealous advocate for injured workers, Tracy is the author of a consumer rights book entitled The Injured Workers Survival Guide – The Five Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Workers' Compensation Claim , and is also the author many other articles and reports written to provide information to injured workers. You can access information about work accidents on one of Tracy's websites or on his blog site devoted to this subject at www.bamacomp.com or http://bamacompcom.blogspot.com.

Background & Education

Tracy earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1992 at the University of Alabama School of Law. His B.S. was achieved at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. He is a former member of the military, where he served on active duty in the U.S. Army, and then as a JAGC Officer in the Alabama Army National Guard.

Tracy is married and has four children, and is an active member of the Covenant United Methodist Church. He is a dedicated professional who has a personal concern for each person he represents, and a high level of professionalism and discipline, all of which has proven to be of great service to his clients.

Work History:

Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC, Dothan, Alabama. 1994 to present. Specializing in personal injury law, including wrongful death cases, car wrecks, trucking accidents, motorcycle wrecks, workers' compensation claims, dog bite incidents, consumer fraud, Social Security disability claims, insurance bad faith claims and product defect claims.

The Cochran Firm, Dothan, Alabama. 1994 to 1999. Specializing in personal injury law.

The Alabama Supreme Court, Montgomery, Alabama. 1993-1994. Law clerk and staff attorney for Justice Hugh Maddox.

The United States Army and Alabama Army National Guard, Ft. Jackson, SC; Ft. Benning, GA; Ft. Sill, OK; Ft. Riley, KS; Birmingham, AL. 1987-1995.

Personal:

Tracy was born in Kansas City, Kansas and grew up in the panhandle of Florida in a very large family. As a teenager, Tracy furthered his musical interests by spending 18 months traveling across 45 states playing guitar and bass in a Christian musical group that performed in prisons, churches and schools. Later, Tracy attended a semester of Bible training at Capernwray Bible School in Lancashire, England.

Tracy worked his way through college and law school, at times working as many as three jobs to fund his education. After graduating from the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, Tracy entered the U.S. Army where he was named Trainee Leader of the Cycle in basic training and then completed the Army's Officer Candidate School where he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the field artillery. After completing a three-year tour of duty in the Army's "Big Red One" Tracy entered the University of Alabama School of Law, graduating in December, 1992. During law school and afterwards, Tracy served as a captain in the Alabama Army National Guard in both the Field Artillery and the Judge Advocate General's Corps.

After law school, Tracy served as law clerk and staff attorney to Justice Hugh Maddox of the Alabama Supreme Court. After serving at the Alabama Supreme Court, Tracy began his practice exclusively in civil litigation.

Tracy enjoys singing and playing bass guitar in the contemporary worship service at Covenant United Methodist Church and he also enjoys spending time with family, sports, reading, writing and traveling.

Tracy and his wife Susan are the proud parents of three daughters: Rachel, Sara, and Emma, and a son Eli.

Year Joined Organization:

1994

Areas of Practice:

  • Wrongful Death — Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Trucking Accident Cases — Plaintiff
  • Motorcycle accidents — Plaintiff
  • Product Liability cases — Plaintiff
  • Workers' Compensation Law — Plaintiff
  • Premises Liability cases – Plaintiff
  • Dog Bite cases — Plaintiff
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Alabama, 1993
  • Florida, 1994
  • Georgia, 1999
  • District of Columbia, 2000
  • Tennessee, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education:

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1992, Juris Doctor

College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1985

B.S., Major: Public Relations; Minor: History

Published Works:

"The Injured Worker's Survival Guide – The Five Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Workers' Compensation Claim", 2009

" Have we Forgotten? – Revisiting the Legislative Intent of the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act", Alabama Association for Justice Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2, Winter 2010.

" New Expert Rules: Will they Bring Change or Status Quo in Workers' Compensation Cases?" Alabama Association for Justice Journal, Summer 2011.

"Preparing Your Client for Deposition", Alabama Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Vol. 21 No. 4 (Autumn), 2001

" Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States," The Alabama Lawyer, Vol. 65 No. 4, July, 2004

"A New Top Ten List: The Top 10 list of things that should be changed about the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act", Alabama Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Vol. 24 No. 3 (Summer), 2004

"Where Have All the Lawyers Gone? The Problem of the Vanishing Lawyer-Legislator", The Alabama Lawyer, Vol. 67 No. 2, March, 2006

Appellate Decisions:

Ex parte Caldwell, 2012 Ala. LEXIS 90 (Ala. July 20, 2012)

Alabama Workmen's Compensation Self-Insurers Guaranty Association, Inc. v. Wilson 993 So. 2d 451 (Ala. Civ. App. 2006)

Phillips v. Randolph, 828 S.2d 269 (Ala. 2002)

Ex parte Southeast Ala. Med. Ctr., 835 So. 2d 1042 (Ala. Civ. App. 2002)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Lecturer, "Mediation from the Plaintiff's Perspective," "Preparing the Plaintiff for Deposition," "Workers' Compensation Law", Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Lecturer, "Proposed Lawyer Advertising Changes," "Workers' Compensation Law", Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, AL

Lecturer, "Workers' Compensation Law", Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Troy University

Lecturer, "Workers' Compensation Law", Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Alabama Association for Justice.

Lecturer, "Workers' Compensation Law", National Business Institute, National Business Institute

Instructor, Paralegal Studies Certificate Program, Troy University at Dothan, 1995 – 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Houston County Bar Association, President, 2002-2003
  • Wiregrass Inns of Court Chapter, Founding Member
  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Graduate of Class II
  • Leadership Dothan, Graduate
  • Covenant United Methodist Church
  • Alabama State Bar, Workers' Compensation Section, President
  • Alabama Association for Justice, Workers' Compensation Section, President
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions:

The Cochran Firm, Dothan, Alabama, 1994-1999

United States Army, Field Artillery & Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1987-1995

Justice Hugh Maddox, The Alabama Supreme Court, Montgomery, Alabama, Law Clerk and Staff Attorney, 1993 – 1994

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Christian Legal Society
  • Institute of Christian Conciliation
  • Alabama State Bar Wills for Heroes

Other Websites

Workers' Compensation Website
Worker's Compensation Blog

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