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Our clients’ challenges demand more than off-the-shelf solutions. That’s why we build our own.

At Lightfoot, we are never satisfied with the status quo, and that includes the tools and technology we use every day on behalf of clients. From trial exhibits that cut to the heart of a case to the systems we use to manage matters, we take a tailored, in-house approach to most everything. Our clients expect more than off-the-shelf legal strategies, and we apply the same thinking to our use of technology.

There is a reason why our trial lawyers are consistently told by jurors, clients and opposing counsel that we present our arguments clearly and effectively. We have an internal team of technology and design professionals dedicated to developing and using the latest methods to create presentations, exhibits and other courtroom tools that convey the exact story we want to tell. Because these tools are created in-house, our lawyers can continually provide input to get exactly what they need to present a compelling case.

That same internal team also develops our own exclusive software platforms, apps and other custom tech solutions that make our client work more efficient and cost-effective. To date, Lightfoot has created proprietary tools to streamline some of the most time-consuming and sensitive aspects of our matters such as jury selection, matter tracking and legal project management. All this is done with the constant collaboration and guidance of our lawyers. In fact, many of our best software tools have come from a lawyer having a creative idea that our IT professionals brought to fruition — to the benefit of all of our clients going forward.

The end result is a tech-forward client experience built around every individual matter.For spearheading these efforts and more, Lightfoot's Director of Litigation Technology, Sam McAllister, was recognized in the 2021 American Legal Technology Awards. Among other work, his IT innovations and legal tech tools have included:

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Countdown bar chart showing that the plaintiff in a medical malpractice case could not have taken the amount of medication claimed.

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Fetal heart rate monitoring model allowing a jury to experience what a physician sued for birth injury faced second-to-second during a difficult delivery.

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Smart document analysis that revealed plaintiffs in a FLSA suit fraudulently logged time when they weren't even working.

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Multimedia exhibits and analysis using the plaintiff’s own video to show a jury why any other bike helmet would not have prevented the injury at issue.

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Apex Doctrine website: An interactive and continually updated map illustrating Apex Doctrine precedent for federal and state courts across the country.

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Whether it’s crafting legal strategies or the technologies that bring them to life, at Lightfoot, we’re always innovating.

We consider them probably our A-team for the largest cases. They are extraordinarily practical and thorough. Numerous times, we know we’ve gotten out of cases for a significantly lower value because of their strategies. They’re good value, you get very good returns for your investment.— Lightfoot Client via Chambers Insight Report 2022
They effectively take complex issues and arguments to make them understandable for a judge or jury. I have worked with many lawyers from their team and have found all of them excellent to work with, from junior associates to senior partners. They always have someone willing, capable and ready to assist at all levels of a case.— Lightfoot Client via Chambers Insight Report 2022
One of the most sophisticated litigation groups I have ever worked with.— Lightfoot Client via Chambers Insight Report 2021
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