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Sam Franklin and Chris King Recognized in 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America

September 13, 2023

Lawdragon has included Lightfoot partners Sam Franklin and Chris King in its 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America list. This annual publication identifies expert litigators nationwide who are making significant impacts with their recent matters and are known for their courtroom acumen, impact on landmark cases and substantial experience and achievements in the field. Criteria for inclusion involve in-depth journalistic research, professional nominations, and consultation with peer advisors. Established in 2005, New York-based Lawdragon serves as a comprehensive resource for online news and editorial features, including well-known guides and rankings of the nation’s leading lawyers in specific practice areas. 

Recognized by Lawdragon for his commercial and appellate work, Chris King has extensive experience handling a wide array of high-stakes litigation with clients throughout the country. In 2022, he was recognized at the Burton Awards in Washington, DC for a Law360 article he co-authored on developing minority partners. King also holds a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for his work in securities litigation. Additionally, he is an American College of Trial Lawyers fellow and serves as chair of Lightfoot’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. 

Sam Franklin, co-founding partner of Lightfoot, has a broad range of practice areas and continues to work on high-profile litigation. He is an American College of Trial Lawyers fellow and former president, as well as former president of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. 

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