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Lightfoot’s Liz Huntley Named an Alabama Law Foundation Fellow

January 27, 2020

Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC attorney Elizabeth H. Huntley has been elected to the 2019 class of Alabama Law Foundation Fellows, an honor limited to only one percent of bar members.

The Foundation established its Fellows Program in 1993 to honor lawyers who have been members of the bar for at least ten years and who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to their profession and community.

The contributions made by Fellows support the Foundation's mission of providing Alabama’s neediest with access to civil justice. Since its establishment in 1987, the Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants for law-related charitable projects.

“This is an incredible, well-deserved honor for Liz,” said Lightfoot managing partner Melody Eagan. “She is a force of change both in and out of the courtroom, and we are proud to see her service and commitment to our community and state recognized by the Foundation.”

In addition to handling large corporate litigation matters at Lightfoot, Huntley is a committed child advocate and provides legal and consultation services to government and nonprofit agencies that serve children and families. She is frequently appointed by judges to represent the legal interests of children in civil cases. 

Huntley also serves as a motivational speaker to various groups and organizations where she challenges audiences to adopt her “no excuses” philosophy. In 2015, she published her personal memoir, “More Than A Bird,” which recounts her childhood journey “from unimaginable darkness to radiance.” Huntley was named a Birmingham Bar Foundation Fellow in 2018.

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