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Four Lightfoot, Franklin & White Attorneys Recognized as Birmingham ‘Lawyers of the Year’ and 19 Listed Overall in 2018 The Best Lawyers in America© Published by Woodward/White, Inc.

August 15, 2017

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been named “Lawyers of the Year” for Birmingham in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© published by Woodward/White, Inc. The guide also named 19 of the firm’s lawyers to this year’s list.

Those named “Lawyers of the Year” received the highest overall peer-feedback in the listed practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location. The Lightfoot attorneys named are:

The 19 Lightfoot lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 for Birmingham are:

  • J. Chandler Bailey Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Michael L. Bell Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation -Defendants
  • William H. Brooks Appellate Practice; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Kevin E. Clark Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Melody Hurdle Eagan Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Sara Anne Ford Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation - Real Estate; Litigation - Securities
  • Samuel H. Franklin Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation - Securities Personal Injury; Litigation - Defendants Product Liability; Litigation - Defendants
  • Lee M. Hollis Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • John M. (Johnny) Johnson Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants 
  • M. Christian King Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - Securities
  • Rachel Lary Commercial Litigation
  • William H. Morrow Personal Injury Litigation - Defendant
  • Lana A. Olson Litigation - Environmental
  • Adam K. Peck Litigation - Environmental Personal; Injury Litigation - Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • J. Bradley Powell Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Harlan I. Prater, IV Litigation - Environmental; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • J. Banks Sewell, III Product Liability Litigation - Defendants 
  • Jack Sharman Corporate Compliance Law; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • E. Glenn Waldrop Construction Law; Litigation - Construction

Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area.

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