Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts

Smith | Doty, P.C.

Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense

1933 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard, Suite 223, Birmingham, Alabama 35209

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Truck Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Extra-Contractual Liability
  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Liability
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Excess and Umbrella
  • Automobile
  • Property Damage
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Product Liability
  • Marine
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Fraud/Bad Faith
  • Employment Liability
  • Harassment/Discrimination
  • Municipal

About Us

SMITH & DOTY, P.C. is a litigation firm with broad experience in insurance and claim litigation across multiple lines of business. We provide aggressive representation to insurance companies, insureds, self-insured corporations, businesses, and individuals. We have distinguished ourselves by responsive service, innovative and cost effective solutions, and exceptional results. Our clients bring us matters in all state and federal trial courts in Alabama, Alabama appellate courts, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • FedEx Freight
  • Tyson Foods, Inc.

Personnel Information


Carol Ann Smith

Birmingham, AL

  • Alabama, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2008 - Present)
  • Birmingham Business Journal - Best Lawyers in Birmingham
  • Birmingham Business Journal - Top Ten Women in Birmingham (1997)
  • Nina Miglionico "Paving the Way" Leadership Award
  • Birmingham-Southern College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1971
  • The University of Alabama, J.D., 1975
  • New York University, LL.M., 1977

Christopher Doty

Birmingham, AL

  • Alabama, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2018
  • American and Birmingham Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers: Rising Star 2021-2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV Rated Preeminent
  • University of Montevallo, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2002
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2014
Law Review:
Cumberland Law Review, Research Editor

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