Suzanne Fleming's skill and experience make her a go-to attorney for mass tort defense.
In her 20-plus years at Lightfoot, Suzanne has established a formidable reputation for her skilled defense of clients involved in mass torts. Representing companies in complex toxic tort, environmental, product liability and mass tort cases, she methodically distills inconsistent claims in cases of alleged mass exposure to isocyanates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Chinese drywall and more.
In one set of cases, a co-defendant even asked to retain Suzanne to support their defense effort after Lightfoot’s client was dismissed from the action. A lawyer couldn’t receive a better compliment.
Understanding your opponent in a case is just as essential as choosing expert witnesses. That’s where Suzanne’s fascination with people and their stories works to her clients’ advantage. She studies and analyzes plaintiffs and their backgrounds, and uses that information to craft a defense to make her clients shine. It is her goal to ensure her clients' stories are the ones that resonate with juries. Clients have appreciated Suzanne’s careful attention to detail in the many successful cases she’s handled over the years.
Suzanne graduated from the University of Alabama, magna cum laude, with a B.S. degree in Commerce and Business Administration and a concentration in Psychology. She also received her law degree from the university, where she was a member of the Alabama Law Review and served as a justice on the Honor Court. She is a member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA), the Birmingham Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar.
In her free time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, meeting new people, watching Alabama football and following former Crimson Tide players in the NFL.