Liz Huntley Named ‘Citizen of the Year’ by Women’s Committee of 100 for Birmingham
April 22, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 18, 2018) — Lightfoot of counsel Liz Huntley has received the “Citizen of the Year” award for 2018 from the Women’s Committee of 100 for Birmingham. She was given the honor during the organization’s awards luncheon on April 17.
Each year, the Women’s Committee of 100 for Birmingham recognizes an individual for their “outstanding contributions to the people of the Birmingham metro area.” The organization’s selection committee looks for “someone with humanitarian qualities who has made an impact on the lives of others; a leader with commitment to improving the quality of life in Birmingham.”
“We are pleased and proud to see Liz receive this recognition,” said Lightfoot managing partner Melody Eagan. “As a firm, we strive to be good citizens engaged in servant leadership, and Liz is a shining example of that value put into action.”
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.”