Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

A Partner at Butler, Carin D. Brock practices in our subrogation and recovery department. Carin brought extensive experience with subrogation and casualty defense litigation when she joined the firm in 2005. Since joining Butler, Carin has handled a wide range of cases including general liability defense, construct defect matters and large loss subrogation recoveries.

After completing law school at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 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.

Carin regularly speaks on insurance claim matters. 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, Paul W. Brock American Inn of Court, American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, and the Mobile Bar Association.


  • Alabama
  • Louisiana


  • University of South Alabama
    Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Loyola University School of Law
    Doctor of Jurisprudence


  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Paul W. Brock Inn of Court


  • Alabama Courts (State and Federal)
  • Louisiana Courts (State and Federal)
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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October 23, 2016 EVENTGetting the Win: How to Posture your Claim for Successful Resolution at Mediation and How to Avoid Common Pitfalls for Failure

NASP 2016 Annual Conference

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October 07, 2016 EVENTHousehold Failures, Issues and Defects

The Summit of Subrogation: Climbing to New Heights

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February 23, 2016 EVENTRimkus' 10th Annual Continuing Education Seminar

Subrogation and How to Prepare for It

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November 10, 2015 EVENTPLRB Eastern Regional Adjuster's Conference

Working with Difficult Insureds and Public Adjusters

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June 16, 2015 EVENTPLRB Western Regional Adjusters Conference

Working with Difficult Insureds and Public Adjusters

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May 31, 2016 NEWSTallahassee Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Ruth Castro selected as Tallahassee "Step-Up" award winner.

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May 25, 2016 NEWSPhiladelphia Recipient of Butler "Step-Up" Award Selected

Penn Treaty High School senior receives Step-Up Award.

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May 06, 2016 NEWSButler's First "Step-Up" Award Furthers Commitment to Service

The Firm's Community Service Committee enacts new award recognizing deserving high school seniors.

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December 23, 2015 NEWSGirls on the Run

Butler Partner, Carin Brock, is a board member of Girls on the Run South Alabama (GOTR). GOTR is a 501(c)3 non-profit national organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her potential and is free to pursue her dreams. GOTR plays a part in increasing the visibility of women in important roles and starts by establishing healthy self-images and confidence in young girls.

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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Appellate
  • Bad Faith
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Design
  • Construction Defect Litigation - Windows
  • Copyright Infringement
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability - Automobile
  • Products Liability - Consumer Products (All Types)
  • Products Liability - Equipment Losses
  • Products Liability - Pipe Failures
  • Professional Malpractice - Medical
  • Standard Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Workers' Compensation