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Three Lightfoot Attorneys Named to Law Business Research’s ‘Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense 2017’ List

September 14, 2017

Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC is pleased to announce that partners Samuel H. Franklin (Sam), Lana A. Olson and Harlan I. Prater, IV have been named to Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense for 2017. Published by Law Business Research, the guide identifies “the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law.” There are only 19 lawyers from all of Alabama in this year’s Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense.

“This is a significant honor and we are very pleased to see Sam, Lana and Harlan singled out in this manner,” said Lightfoot managing partner Wynn M. Shuford. “All three are held in the highest regard by both their clients and peers, and it is gratifying to see this recognized by Law Business Research.”

Sam Franklin is one of the firm’s founding partners. During his 40 years of practice, Sam has handled jury trials in many different areas, ranging from personal injury/wrongful death to complex business disputes. He is currently President-Elect of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Lana Olson focuses her practice on complex, high-stakes litigation in a variety of areas, including environmental and toxic tort, product liability, employment and catastrophic injury. Her clients are located all over the country and range from Fortune 100 multinational companies to small family businesses. Lana also serves as the Assistant General Counsel for a leading heavy truck component distributor.

Harlan Prater’s three decades of law practice have been devoted to all types of high-stakes civil trial work, with a focus on product liability and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. A Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, he has served as national and regional counsel for various product manufacturers.

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