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Six Lightfoot Partners Named to 2019 B-Metro Magazine ‘Top Flight Attorneys’

March 14, 2019

B-Metro magazine, has named six Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC partners to its annual “Top Flight Attorneys” list. Melody Eagan, Sara Anne Ford, Sam Franklin, Lana A. Olson, Harlan Prater and Jack Sharman received the honor and were listed in the magazine’s March 2019 issue

B-Metro compiles the list based on outside research and a survey of local attorneys. Criteria include education, contribution to professional organizations, community involvement and outstanding client service.

Eagan is the first female managing partner of the firm. She has decades of experience defending clients in high-stakes catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, and is trusted regional counsel for a number of manufacturers, 

Ford has handled a wide variety of cases in more than three decades of practice, including shareholder derivative suits, medical device litigation and insurance disputes. 

Franklin is a founding partner of the firm and has practiced law for 45 years. He has argued before the Alabama Supreme Court on several occasions and has handled jury trials in many different areas, ranging from personal injury/wrongful death to complex business disputes. 

Olson focuses her practice on complex, high-stakes litigation in a variety of areas, including environmental and toxic torts, product liability, business disputes and catastrophic injury. 

Prater has devoted his career to all types of high-stakes civil trial work, with a focus on product liability and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. He has obtained jury verdicts for defendant product manufacturers in multimillion-dollar cases across Alabama. 

Sharman leads the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations practice. His experience includes work in government-contract fraud, kickback cases, public-corruption enforcement and election contests. 

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