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Liz Huntley and Lana Olson Named to Birmingham Business Journal’s ‘Best of the Bar’ for 2020
September 3, 2020
Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC attorneys Elizabeth H. Huntley and Lana A. Olson have been named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2020 “Best of the Bar” list (subscription required).
The annual award honors “the best and brightest” in the local legal industry across a range of practice areas. Honorees are chosen from peer nominations and are selected based on their tangible accomplishments, their contributions to the industry and their status in their respective practice areas.
A Huntsville native, Huntley handles large corporate litigation matters at Lightfoot. She 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.”
Olson’s legal practice involves complex, high-stakes litigation in a variety of areas, including environmental and toxic torts, product liability, business disputes and catastrophic injury. In addition to her regular litigation practice, Olson served as the assistant general counsel for a leading heavy truck component distributor for seven years. Olson currently serves as Second Vice President of DRI, the largest international organization of lawyers representing business. She will become the President of DRI in 2022. Benchmark Litigation named Olson one of its “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for four years in a row (2017-20) along with naming her a “Litigation Star.” She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and is a Mid-South Super Lawyer.