Chris King Elected to American College of Trial Lawyers

Birmingham, Alabama (October 25, 2004) — Lightfoot, Franklin & White partner M. Christian King was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the College’s annual meeting in St. Louis this past weekend. An alumnus of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. King has practiced law in Birmingham for twenty-two years. He was a founding partner of Lightfoot, Franklin & White in 1990, and joins his partners Warren B. Lightfoot, Samuel H. Franklin and Jere F. White, Jr. as Fellows in the College.

Founded in 1950, the American College of Trial Lawyers comprises the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only, and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province, and lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years’ trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute persons accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

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