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TracyWCary

TracyWCary

WCTLA membership seal 150x150Tracy has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.  This is the highest possible peer review rating from a national organization for legal excellence, ethical practice and case outcomes.   Tracy also has the highest possible rating --10.0 “Superb” -- on Avvo.com, a national website which ranks lawyers.   Tracy has also earned membership as a Super Lawyer® for the past several years.

Since 1994, Tracy has worked exclusively for people who are injured or for loved ones of those killed by companies or people who violate safety rules that were designed to protect the public and make our lives safer. 

Tracy is passionately devoted to working for injured victims and he works hard to prevent insurance companies from unreasonably delaying or denying legitimate claims and to make them compensate injured victims fairly.

Tracy has represented hundreds of injured workers with workers’ compensation claims and he handled numerous cases all across Alabama and parts of Georgia.  But Tracy doesn’t only handle workers’ compensation claims.  He has been involved in obtaining numerous jury verdicts for his clients, from small cases to seven figure verdicts ($1 million or more). However, Tracy never represents insurance companies.  Early on in his career as a lawyer, Tracy decided to limit his practice to injury and accident claims for the victim.   Whether Tracy’s clients were injured or killed on the job, or by a drunk driver, or in a car wreck, or in a motorcycle wreck, or in a tractor-trailer crash, or in a dog bite incident or by a defective product, Tracy has the skill and experience to assist his clients with a calm and professional demeanor to obtain the best possible result.  Thus far, Tracy has helped clients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kansas, Arizona, Illinois and Connecticut.

Whether handling a large case or a very small case, Tracy takes his mission very seriously and he is available for a free consultation toll free at 1-334-702-0000. No case is too large or small but every case is important.

Tracy is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. He practices in state and federal courts and represents clients with a variety of accident and injury claims 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.

Tracy is the author of a consumer rights book titled “The Injured Workers Survival Guide – The Five Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Workers’ Compensation Claim,” and is also the author numerous articles published in legal magazines and journals. You can access information about work-related accidents at www.bamacomp.com or at http://bamacompcom.blogspot.com.

Tracy earned his law degree in 1992 from the University of Alabama School of Law.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications in 1985.  Before law school, Tracy served as a field artillery on active duty with the United States Army and after law school, Tracy served as a JAGC officer in the Alabama Army National Guard.  Tracy was commissioned as an officer after successfully completing the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School.

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 — Plaintiff

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,” First edition, 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, 2000

APPELLATE DECISIONS:

Jenkins v. Am. Transp., Inc., 2015 Ala. Civ. App. LEXIS 243 (Ala. Civ. App. Oct. 16, 2015)
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