Tracy W. Cary
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
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
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.
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
The United States Army and Alabama Army National Guard, Ft. Jackson, SC; Ft. Benning, GA; Ft. Sill, OK; Ft. Riley, KS; Birmingham,
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:
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
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- 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
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1992, Juris Doctor
College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida, Gainesville,
B.S., Major: Public Relations; Minor: History
"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
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)
Lecturer, "Mediation from the Plaintiff's Perspective," "Preparing
the Plaintiff for Deposition," "Workers' Compensation Law",
Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing
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
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
Workers' Compensation Website
Worker's Compensation Blog
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