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Lightfoot Attorneys Named to Law Business Research’s 'Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defense 2018' List

February 25, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (February 23, 2018) — Three Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC attorneys have been named to Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense for 2018. Partners Samuel (Sam) H. Franklin, Lana A. Olson and Harlan I. Prater, IV received the recognition.

Published by Law Business Research, the guide identifies “the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law.” There are only 19 Alabama lawyers in this year’s Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defense.

“It’s a distinct honor to be named among this select group of attorneys, not to mention in back-to-back years,” said Lightfoot managing partner Melody Eagan. “We’re pleased to see Sam, Lana and Harlan receive this well-deserved recognition.”

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 serving as President of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is 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 across the country and range from Fortune 100 multinational companies to small family businesses. Lana also served for seven years 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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