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Why Lightfoot? Our associates learn by doing work that matters.

At Lightfoot, we know that young trial lawyers must have early and frequent opportunities to challenge themselves and grow. New associates work with many different partners and on many different types of cases. Our associates take depositions, draft and argue critical motions, engage in significant client contact and try cases with our partners.

Associate Experience

Not only do associates grow their careers at Lightfoot, but they also love working here, too. The career and recruiting website Vault named Lightfoot the “Best Midsize Law Firm to Work For” two years in a row based our high ratings in its midsize quality of life, quality of work, Diversity and firm culture rankings.

James Gibson, Partner
Lawyers here shoot straight with you. They shoot straight with clients, opposing lawyers and judges. That was attractive to me as I was making decisions about my career path a decade ago, and it’s still attractive to me today. We’ve always been a ‘what you see is what you get’ place to work and practice, and that’s an all-too-rare quality in law firms.— James Gibson, Partner

What can you expect at Lightfoot? Opportunities.

What else can we tell you?

The cities where we live, work and play

Lightfoot calls Birmingham, Alabama, and Houston, Texas, home. These are two of the most vibrant cities in the country.

Birmingham city view
Houston city view
Brian Kappel, Associate
Birmingham’s just getting warmed up in terms of what it has to offer. Incredible restaurants and a growing downtown nightlife scene mean that more fun opportunities are coming to Birmingham all the time.— Brian Kappel, Associate

Interested in joining Lightfoot?

For information regarding associate hiring, our summer program and recruiting schedules please contact Ashley Monk at 205-581-0771 or

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