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Two Lightfoot Attorneys Recognized as Birmingham "Lawyer of the Year,” 30 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 and Eight Recognized as “Ones to Watch”

August 20, 2020

Two Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Birmingham in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© published by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP). The guide also includes 30 of the firm’s lawyers, as well as eight Lightfoot lawyers in its inaugural ”Ones to Watch” list. 

Those named “Lawyers of the Year” received the highest overall peer feedback in the listed practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

The Lightfoot attorneys named are:

Lightfoot lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 are:

  • J. Chandler Bailey 
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Michael L. Bell
    • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • William H. Brooks
    • Appellate Practice
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Kevin E. Clark
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Jeffrey P. Doss 
    • Appellate Practice
  • Melody Eagan
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Brandon K. Essig
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Sara Anne Ford
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Banking and Finance
    • Litigation - Environmental
    • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Litigation - Real Estate
    • Litigation – Securities
  • Samuel H. Franklin
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Antitrust
    • Litigation - Banking and Finance
    • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Litigation - Securities
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Wesley B. Gilchrist
    • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Enrique J. Gimenez
    • Sports Law
  • Lee M. Hollis
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Sanford G. Hooper
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • John M. Johnson
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Environmental
    • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • M. Christian King
    • Appellate Practice
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Environmental
    • Litigation – Securities
  • Rachel M. Lary
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Corporate Compliance Law
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Terrence W. McCarthy
    • Appellate Practice
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation – Insurance
  • William H. Morrow
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Lana A. Olson 
    • Litigation – Environmental
  • R. Ashby Pate 
    • Appellate Practice
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Adam K. Peck
    • Litigation - Environmental
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • J. Bradley Powell
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Harlan I. Prater IV
    • Litigation - Environmental
    • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • David R. Pruet III
    • Litigation - Real Estate
  • W. Larkin Radney IV
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation – Environmental
  • J. Banks Sewell III
    • Aviation Law
    • Litigation - First Amendment
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Robert Jackson Sewell
    • Corporate Compliance Law
    • Corporate Governance Law
  • Jackson R. Sharman III
    • Corporate Compliance Law
    • Corporate Governance Law
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • John G. Thompson Jr.
    • First Amendment Law
  • E. Glenn Waldrop, Jr.
    • Construction Law
    • Litigation – Construction

Lightfoot lawyers listed in 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are:

Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© is based entirely on peer-review. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice area.

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