Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

A Partner at Butler, Carin D. Brock practices in our subrogation and recovery, product liability, and product recall departments. Carin brought extensive experience with subrogation and casualty defense litigation when she joined the firm in 2005. Since joining Butler, Carin has handled cases focused on automobile negligence and bodily injury.

After completing law school at the College of Law at Loyola University New Orleans, she served as judicial law clerk to Honorable John D. Saunders, Third Circuit Court of Appeal, State of Louisiana. Prior to joining the firm, Carin engaged in the practice of law in New Orleans, Louisiana, focusing primarily on general liability defense litigation with an emphasis on workers' compensation defense.

Carin regularly speaks on insurance and public adjusters. She recently prepared one such presentation, Strategies for Working with Difficult Insureds and Public Adjusters, for the PLRB 2015 Regional Claims Conference.

Carin is licensed to practice in both Alabama and Louisiana. She is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, and the Mobile Bar Association.

Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Louisiana

Education

  • University of South Alabama
  • Loyola University School of Law

Memberships

  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Courts

  • State Courts of Alabama
  • State Courts of Louisiana
December 01, 2014 PUBLICATIONThe Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Spoliation Itself … and Sanctions: How Spoliation Can Erode, or Even Destroy, the Potential for Recovery

Successful subrogation recoveries generally start with proper documentation and preservation of the relevant evidence.  For this reason, every effort should be made to involve a subrogation professional at the earliest possible moment following a loss.  However, early involvement is not always plausible.  Additionally, at times, the circumstances surrounding the loss simply do not allow for the desired preservation of evidence.  When the relevant evidence is not sufficiently documented or preserved, a claim for recovery is likely to be met with a spoliation defense. 

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April 01, 2012 PUBLICATIONTort Reform Legislation in Alabama

This past legislative session, Alabama passed significant tort reform bills - something that has not been done since 1999. The legislative changes discussed below particularly affect subrogation rights and include changes to the laws affecting admission of expert testimony, product liability claims, and construction defect claims.

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Events

June 06, 2015 EVENT2015 Western Regional Adjusters Conference
2015 Western Regional Adjusters Conference
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Appellate
  • Automobile Claims
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bad Faith
  • BI (Bodily Injury)
  • BI (Business Interruption)
  • Casualty Defense Litigation
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Design
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Windows
  • Copyright Infringement
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Products Liability - Automobile
  • Products Liability - Consumer Products (All Types)
  • Products Liability - Equipment Losses
  • Products Liability - Pipe Failures
  • Professional Malpractice - Medical
  • Standard Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Subrogation - Large Loss
  • UIM
  • UM
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation Claims - Appellate