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Lightfoot Welcomes Five New Attorneys

One lateral associate, four first-year associates join firm's Birmingham office

October 12, 2021

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC is pleased to welcome five new lawyers to the firm’s Birmingham office. Meghan S. Cole joins as a lateral associate, while George A. Brewster Jr., H. Ben Brown III, M. Elizabeth Harrison and Tatum L. Jackson are new associates. 

Cole has practiced law since 2017, when she graduated from William & Mary Law School. She represents clients in insurance and business disputes and serves on the Birmingham Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Executive Board. Cole is consistently recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Commercial Litigation and was recently named a Mid-South Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Brewster is a graduate of Emory University School of Law where he led the Emory Law Journal as managing editor. Prior to joining Lightfoot, he served as a legal extern and judicial clerk for two U.S. District Court judges and was a litigation extern for the Office of the Attorney General of Georgia. He also interned with the Congressional Black Caucus and the Mississippi NAACP.

Brown graduated magna cum laude from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, serving as a board member and writing editor for the Cumberland Law Review. He also clerked at two firms as a law student. A graduate of Auburn's civil engineering program, Brown worked as a project manager for a major general contractor before pursuing a career in law. 

Harrison attended Tulane University Law School where she was a Dean's Medal recipient, the Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Law Review, and a senior fellow to the school's Legal Research and Writing program. She joins Lightfoot after serving as a judicial intern for two U.S. District Court judges.

Jackson is a former Lightfoot summer associate who graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law. She was the special works editor for the Alabama Law Review and a member of both the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board and the Judge Conrad Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Team. Jackson studied management at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where she was an accomplished member of the women's golf team and a Women's Golf Coach Association Scholastic All American.

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