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Tracy W. Cary Tracy W. Cary

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tcary@mcatlaw.com

Tracy founded Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers LLC, more than 20 years ago and since 1994, he has exclusively represented injury victims, having never represented insurance companies.

Two of his proudest moments as a trial lawyer were obtaining a jury verdict of $28,800 in a “minor impact soft tissue” case in a very conservative venue in the face of a $3500 offer of judgment and obtaining a $3.8 million verdict in a very conservative venue in a case involving buzzed driving. No case is too large and no case is too small. Every client matters.

Tracy is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. He has represented clients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas, Arizona, Illinois and Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Keenan Trial Institute and is constantly seeking to enhance his skills to make him a better courtroom advocate. Tracy 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 has repeatedly been selected for inclusion as a member of Super Lawyers®.

In addition, Tracy is a a zealous advocate for injured workers. He authored a consumer rights book (now in its second edition) entitled The Injured Workers Survival Guide – The Five Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Workers’ Compensation Claim. Tracy has authored many published articles in legal periodicals and has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars.

Tracy earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1992 at the University of Alabama School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Between college and law school, Tracy served our country on active duty in the United States Army as an artillery officer. During law school, Tracy served in the Alabama National Guard and upon passing the bar, Tracy served as a JAGC Officer in the Alabama Army National Guard.

Tracy and his wife Susan have four children and three grandchildren. In his spare time, Tracy enjoys family, travel (he has visited all 50 states, 24 countries and 26 of 30 Major League Baseball stadiums and counting) and sports. As often as possible, Tracy plays bass guitar in his church praise band.



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 and grew up in Florida in a very large family. As a teenager, Tracy furthered his musical interests by spending 19 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.

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:

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:

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:

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

*Alabama State Bar rules require the following on attorney advertisements: "No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the legal services to be performed by other lawyers."

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