Lightfoot Names James Gibson to Partnership

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 4, 2018) — Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC has elected James W. Gibson as a partner, effective January 1, 2018. Gibson, who has been with the firm for eight years and was a summer associate during law school, focuses on defense litigation, including product liability, medical malpractice and consumer fraud.

“We are very happy to welcome James into the partnership,” said Lightfoot managing partner Melody Eagan. “He is a talented and respected young trial lawyer who is equally known for his deep dedication to client service. This is a much deserved promotion for James, and we congratulate him on this career milestone.”

Gibson has played a critical role in matters as diverse as a multi-week medical malpractice trial involving the death of a three-year-old child and an arbitration against claimants who sought millions of dollars in property loss and punitive damages. He was also an integral part of the trial team in a multi-week product liability case in federal court involving two international manufacturing defendants. In addition to his core areas of focus, Gibson has also handled business disputes, toxic torts cases, legal malpractice matters, construction defect claims and class actions.

Gibson holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and an A.B. and A.B.J. (magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia.

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