Services / Forensic Accounting, Litigation & Valuation Services

Providing Clarity in Complex Situations.

Wilkins Miller’s team of experienced CPAs, who also hold business valuation and forensic accounting credentials, have practiced forensic accounting for more than two decades.  Our team members have testified as experts in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations at the request of both plaintiffs and defendants. Our experience includes commercial litigation, family law, as well as white-collar criminal matters.

We provide forensic accounting and litigation services for lawyers and their clients, including those who have a need to determine or evaluate economic disputes, while being prepared to testify about our opinions in court as expert witnesses.  With a strong understanding of the litigation process and expertise in a wide range of financial and accounting matters, we provide expert assistance throughout the entire process.

Believing a picture is worth a thousand words, we know the importance of providing clarity in complex situations.  We are often asked to review and interpret thousands of accounting and finance documents and then communicate our findings in a way that is easily understood by courts and juries.

We also provide business valuation services for transactions, litigation, tax, gift and estate purposes and general business planning.

Wilkins Miller is a member of The Financial Consulting Group (FCG), the largest organization of independently owned accounting, business valuation, and financial services firms in North America that admits experienced, credentialed members who are financial experts and leaders in providing litigation and valuation services. To visit the FCG website, click here.

Practice leaders

W. Allen Carroll, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CVA

Partner

Stacy T. Cummings, CPA, CFF, CVA

Partner

Lyndsey Dixon, CPA, CVA

Partner

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W. Allen Carroll, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CVA

Partner

Allen Carroll first joined the firm in 1987 when it was formerly Pannell Kerr Forster and now serves as its Managing Partner. Allen’s experience is vast ranging from litigation and consulting services to traditional tax and accounting services in a variety of industries. Allen routinely works with attorneys and their clients as a damages expert and forensic accountant related to commercial disputes and civil and criminal litigation. He is experienced in all phases of the litigation process and has testified in federal and state courts and in arbitration hearings at the request of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Allen has served as an expert witness and consulting expert in a variety of matters and has led many engagements including determining economic damages, lost profits, accounting malpractice cases where he evaluated CPA professional standards, white-collar criminal matters, forensic investigations, intellectual property damages, bankruptcy, and business valuations.

He has participated in several high-profile matters including serving as expert for Plaintiffs’ Class Counsel in the Singing River Health Systems Pension Litigation that resulted in a $149,950,000 settlement and the BP Oil Spill Multi-District Litigation, professional malpractice related to a big four accounting firm, several criminal matters including the owner of one of the largest automobile dealerships in the U.S. and the owners of a large specialty pharmacy. Recently, Allen led a team that evaluated several thousand business claims, for counsel, under the BP Oil Spill Settlement Agreement. Allen and his team led the training and education of numerous CPA firms throughout the southeast in calculating damages under the BP Settlement Agreement.

Allen has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (concentration in accounting) from the University of South Alabama. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Association of International CPAs and the Alabama Society of CPAs. Allen is Accredited in Business Valuation and been designated as Certified in Financial Forensics by the Association of International CPAs. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Allen has been involved with several civic activities in the community. In May of 2019, Allen was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Securities Commission. He is on the Board of Directors for the University of South Alabama Foundation and the Executive Advisory Council for the Mitchell College of Business (MCOB). In 2018, Allen was named as a Mitchell College of Business IMPACT member, one of fifty (50) MCOB alumni recognized as a part of the University’s 50th Anniversary. He has served St. Luke’s Episcopal School as both Chairman and Treasurer for the Board of Trustees. Allen was a member of the National Board of Directors for Distinguished Young Women (formerly known as America’s Junior Miss). He was involved with the Mobile and Baldwin Counties Community of Concern Advisory Committee. Allen has been a committee member of the Mobile Chapter of Young Certified Public Accountants and has served on the Accounting Advisory Board for the University of South Alabama. He has also been an instructor for continuing education programs for the Mobile Chapter of Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has been involved with leading other continuing education programs as well.

Allen enjoys spending time on Dauphin Island with his family. He loves aviation, boating and motorcycles.

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W. Allen Carroll, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CVA

Partner

Allen Carroll first joined the firm in 1987 when it was formerly Pannell Kerr Forster and now serves as its Managing Partner. Allen’s experience is vast ranging from litigation and consulting services to traditional tax and accounting services in a variety of industries. Allen routinely works with attorneys and their clients as a damages expert and forensic accountant related to commercial disputes and civil and criminal litigation. He is experienced in all phases of the litigation process and has testified in federal and state courts and in arbitration hearings at the request of both plaintiffs and defendants.

Allen has served as an expert witness and consulting expert in a variety of matters and has led many engagements including determining economic damages, lost profits, accounting malpractice cases where he evaluated CPA professional standards, white-collar criminal matters, forensic investigations, intellectual property damages, bankruptcy, and business valuations.

He has participated in several high-profile matters including serving as expert for Plaintiffs’ Class Counsel in the Singing River Health Systems Pension Litigation that resulted in a $149,950,000 settlement and the BP Oil Spill Multi-District Litigation, professional malpractice related to a big four accounting firm, several criminal matters including the owner of one of the largest automobile dealerships in the U.S. and the owners of a large specialty pharmacy. Recently, Allen led a team that evaluated several thousand business claims, for counsel, under the BP Oil Spill Settlement Agreement. Allen and his team led the training and education of numerous CPA firms throughout the southeast in calculating damages under the BP Settlement Agreement.

Allen has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (concentration in accounting) from the University of South Alabama. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Association of International CPAs and the Alabama Society of CPAs. Allen is Accredited in Business Valuation and been designated as Certified in Financial Forensics by the Association of International CPAs. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Allen has been involved with several civic activities in the community. In May of 2019, Allen was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Securities Commission. He is on the Board of Directors for the University of South Alabama Foundation and the Executive Advisory Council for the Mitchell College of Business (MCOB). In 2018, Allen was named as a Mitchell College of Business IMPACT member, one of fifty (50) MCOB alumni recognized as a part of the University’s 50th Anniversary. He has served St. Luke’s Episcopal School as both Chairman and Treasurer for the Board of Trustees. Allen was a member of the National Board of Directors for Distinguished Young Women (formerly known as America’s Junior Miss). He was involved with the Mobile and Baldwin Counties Community of Concern Advisory Committee. Allen has been a committee member of the Mobile Chapter of Young Certified Public Accountants and has served on the Accounting Advisory Board for the University of South Alabama. He has also been an instructor for continuing education programs for the Mobile Chapter of Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has been involved with leading other continuing education programs as well.

Allen enjoys spending time on Dauphin Island with his family. He loves aviation, boating and motorcycles.

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Stacy T. Cummings, CPA, CFF, CVA

Partner

Stacy received her Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 2001, and immediately began her accounting career with Wilkins Miller. She was named partner in 2017. Her experience includes individual and business taxation and income tax planning, audits of multiple-state wholesale distributors, manufacturers, not-for-profit entities and benefit plans, and consulting services including litigation services and business valuations. She is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds designations of Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) issued by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) issued by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysists (NACVA). She is a member of the AICPA, Alabama Society of CPA’s, and NACVA.

Stacy currently serves as an Executive Committee Member for DFK International/USA. Stacy has been involved with the Alabama Society of CPA’s by serving on the Board of both the State and Local Chapters and as a CPA Ambassador. She is a founding member of Impact100 Mobile, serving as its Treasurer. She volunteers as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama, has participated with the Junior Achievement program, and has served on the Executive Committee for the United Way of Southwest Alabama’s Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative. She has also been involved with the Alabama Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society serving on the Advisory Council and as a member of the Mobile Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class. Stacy was named one of Mobile Bay magazine's "Forty Under 40," and a Focus “2022 40/40 Honoree.” She is a graduate of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class IV.

Stacy enjoys traveling and time spent with family and friends.

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Stacy T. Cummings, CPA, CFF, CVA

Partner

Stacy received her Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 2001, and immediately began her accounting career with Wilkins Miller. She was named partner in 2017. Her experience includes individual and business taxation and income tax planning, audits of multiple-state wholesale distributors, manufacturers, not-for-profit entities and benefit plans, and consulting services including litigation services and business valuations. She is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds designations of Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) issued by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) issued by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysists (NACVA). She is a member of the AICPA, Alabama Society of CPA’s, and NACVA.

Stacy currently serves as an Executive Committee Member for DFK International/USA. Stacy has been involved with the Alabama Society of CPA’s by serving on the Board of both the State and Local Chapters and as a CPA Ambassador. She is a founding member of Impact100 Mobile, serving as its Treasurer. She volunteers as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama, has participated with the Junior Achievement program, and has served on the Executive Committee for the United Way of Southwest Alabama’s Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative. She has also been involved with the Alabama Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society serving on the Advisory Council and as a member of the Mobile Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class. Stacy was named one of Mobile Bay magazine's "Forty Under 40," and a Focus “2022 40/40 Honoree.” She is a graduate of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class IV.

Stacy enjoys traveling and time spent with family and friends.

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Lyndsey Dixon, CPA, CVA

Partner

With over ten years of experience in public accounting, Lyndsey Dixon began her career with a regional firm in Montgomery before joining Wilkins Miller in 2012, and was named partner in 2022. Lyndsey's industry experience includes providing consulting services related to accounting, auditing, special projects, and leading internal management tasks; litigation services; audits of financial institutions, non-profit organizations, agriculture, construction and employee benefit plans.

Lyndsey earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama, and a Master's of Business Administration from Auburn University Montgomery.

She is a member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. She is also a graduate of the EMERGE Young Professionals Torchbearers Leadership Class III and ASCPA Leadership Academy Class IV, a Junior Achievement volunteer, Ronald McDonald House volunteer and ASCPA Classroom Blitz volunteer. Lyndsey also serves on the Young Advisory Council for Mobile Baykeeper.

Outside of the office, Lyndsey enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside and listening to podcasts and live music.

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Lyndsey Dixon, CPA, CVA

Partner

With over ten years of experience in public accounting, Lyndsey Dixon began her career with a regional firm in Montgomery before joining Wilkins Miller in 2012, and was named partner in 2022. Lyndsey's industry experience includes providing consulting services related to accounting, auditing, special projects, and leading internal management tasks; litigation services; audits of financial institutions, non-profit organizations, agriculture, construction and employee benefit plans.

Lyndsey earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama, and a Master's of Business Administration from Auburn University Montgomery.

She is a member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. She is also a graduate of the EMERGE Young Professionals Torchbearers Leadership Class III and ASCPA Leadership Academy Class IV, a Junior Achievement volunteer, Ronald McDonald House volunteer and ASCPA Classroom Blitz volunteer. Lyndsey also serves on the Young Advisory Council for Mobile Baykeeper.

Outside of the office, Lyndsey enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outside and listening to podcasts and live music.