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Brandon Essig Named a 2020 ‘Top Attorney’ by Birmingham Magazine

July 10, 2020

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC partner Brandon K. Essig has been named a 2020 “Top Attorney” in the White-collar Defense category by Birmingham Magazine.

The recognition marks the 11th annual peer-reviewed survey from the publication. Nearly 4,000 attorneys and affiliates registered with the Birmingham Bar Association were polled for their nominations for the area’s top attorneys in more than 30 practice areas.

“We congratulate Brandon on this impressive recognition and for representing our firm as a leader in the local legal community,” said Lightfoot managing partner Melody Eagan.

Essig focuses his practice on white-collar criminal defense, corporate investigations, NCAA compliance and investigations, and general litigation. He joined Lightfoot after nearly eight years as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice in the Middle District of Alabama where he tried multiple felony jury trials each year. Prior to his time at the DOJ, Essig was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps where he worked as a prosecutor and deployed with an infantry unit to Fallujah, Iraq.

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