J. Chandler Bailey

J. Chandler Bailey

Partner

   

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Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC

The Clark Building
400 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-581-0700 (phone)
205-581-0799 (facsimile)

Education

  • B.S., University of Florida, 1996 cum laude
  • J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 1999 cum laude

Admitted

  • Alabama, 1999

Chandler joined Lightfoot in 1999, after graduating with honors from Washington and Lee Law School. Chandler’s practice is varied, though a great deal of his time is spent defending product liability actions. Although the national trend has been toward fewer trials of complex, high-exposure cases, Chandler has tried numerous cases to jury verdict, including contract disputes, wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Additionally, he has tried numerous bench trials and arbitrations on a variety of issues. Chandler has also handled employment cases, warranty disputes, and general business litigation.

Over the years, Chandler has represented companies from a variety of industries—from automotive to aerial lifts; agricultural equipment to heavy trucks; construction equipment to power tools. He represents several clients on a regional and national basis.

While in law school, Chandler was a member of the Washington & Lee Law Review. Since graduating, Chandler has been admitted to all state courts in Alabama as well as the United States court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and all United States District Courts in Alabama. He also is a member of the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Associate, the American Bar Association, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. He served as co-chairman of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association’s Trial Academy, a program designed to teach younger attorneys valuable trial skills. Chandler was also selected as a member of the Alabama State Bar's Leadership Forum, Class 5. He was recently named a Rising Star in the field of product liability by Alabama Super Lawyers.

Outside of his law practice, Chandler spends his time with his wife and two young sons and, when they let him, he enjoys playing golf and following college sports. He is a member of St. Mary’s-on-the-Highland’s Episcopal Church.