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Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

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About Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

The law firm in question was founded in 1990 by a group of lawyers from Birmingham, Alabama, who left a full-service firm to create a litigation boutique. The firm's founding name partners, namely Warren Lightfoot, Sam Franklin, and the late Jere White, desired to break away from the traditional mold of managing a law firm. Lightfoot, Franklin & White was established with a focus on encouraging diversity, promoting work-life balance, and prioritizing quality legal work from the outset.

The firm has since become a training ground for some of the most skilled and experienced defense lawyers in the state and beyond. The founders established the firm during a period when jurisdictions in Alabama were openly hostile to corporations, and plaintiffs' lawyers were pursuing new avenues of attack, particularly in toxic torts and class actions. Lightfoot's lawyers were among the first to defend clients against these emerging lawsuits, developing novel approaches and tactics of their own. The firm's legal skills were sharpened as they became dedicated advocates for their clients.

Today, Lightfoot is recognized as a formidable defense litigation firm, having been named a ""Top 20 Trial Law Firm"" in the nation for the second year in a row by Benchmark Litigation in 2020. This recognition places the firm in good company among some of the most respected litigators in practices with long histories of excellence. Lightfoot is sought out by prominent companies from around the country to handle litigation, internal investigations, and compliance matters. The firm has expanded to Texas, where it operates from its Houston office and serves clients in the state and surrounding region.

Lightfoot's tradition of promoting diversity within the firm has continued, with Melody Eagan named managing partner in 2018. Eagan, who has spent her entire career with the firm and joined soon after it was founded, is the first woman to hold this position at Lightfoot.

Location and Practice Areas Wise Attorney Count:

Total Offices: 2

Total Attorneys: 68

Total number of Attorneys in this Practice Area:

Practice Areas No. of Attorneys
Corporate 1
Litigation 42

Practice Area Rankings by Region



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