Lightfoot Franklin & White

Trial and Appellate Counsel

John S. Baker

Since joining the firm in 2009, John has focused his practice on product liability, medical malpractice, commercial litigation, and toxic torts and has experience representing automobile manufacturers and manufacturers of consumer products in wrongful death claims.  Recently, John was part of a team that was called upon by a major excess insurance carrier shortly before trial and assisted in securing a defense verdict at trial.  He also gained invaluable experience negotiating over a dozen settlements that were consummated before trial.  John works with Alabama Appleseed, a non-profit based in Montgomery, Alabama, assisting them with identifying the significant needs of those less fortunate in Alabama and developing tools to help other attorneys who take part in Alabama Appleseed's heir property work. 

John has experience in both state and federal court, both in and outside of Alabama.  He is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association.  He received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law.  While in law school, John was a member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy for which he authored an article that can be found in Volume 32 of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. Outside of work, John enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his dog, Jake, and coaching youth lacrosse.


  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 2009
  • B.A., Washington and Lee University, 2006


  • Alabama, 2009
  • US Virgin Islands, 2014

Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC

The Clark Building 400 20th Street North Birmingham, AL 35203
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