Hunter C. Carroll
Hunter C. Carroll is a founding shareholder in the Birmingham, Alabama office of Hagwood and Tipton. He has served as the firm’s President. He is currently on the Board of Directors and serves as the firm’s Vice-President. He practices in the Birmingham, Alabama, and Hillsborough, North Carolina offices. Hunter is a trial lawyer with a diverse litigation practice, specializing in the defense of businesses and professionals, including physicians, hospitals, long-term care, and senior housing facilities. Hunter also handles complex matters involving insurance, mass tort, premises liability, products liability, construction defect, and commercial disputes.
Hunter handles all phases of the litigation process, with a particular emphasis on trial. He has defended cases and claims in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Hunter has tried dozens of cases to verdict, both jury and non-jury, and has handled appeals at all levels. Additionally, Hunter advises clients throughout the Southeast on compliance practices, risk management, and litigation strategies.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Business Administration and Accounting from Samford University in 1993, Hunter obtained his juris doctor from Cumberland School of Law in 1997. While in law school, he was recognized for his legal writing skills and served as the Research and Writing Editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. In addition, he was selected as a Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow, a member of the Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board and an Honor Court Justice. Hunter is also a member of the International Legal Honor Society, Phi Delta Phi.
Hunter has been awarded an AV Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, its highest rating for professional excellence in ethical standards and legal ability. He was nominated and invited to join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Hunter is an active member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Alabama Nursing Home Defense Lawyers Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute. Hunter is admitted to practice before all courts, both state and federal, within Alabama, and Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and has tried and arbitrated cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Hunter is married to the former Monica Lockhart, and they are the proud parents of three children: Adeline, Hunter and Olivia. While not at work, he enjoys sports and hunting. Hunter serves on the boards for several non-profit organizations and he and his family are members of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.