Managing Partner: Melody Eagan
Number of partners: 37
Number of other attorneys: 26
Lightfoot, Franklin & White specializes in litigation, compliance and investigations. Its attorneys spend each and every moment on a matter pursuing the best possible resolution for clients. While disputes are a part of doing business, they are always a distraction for clients. The core goal at Lightfoot is to handle conflicts in a way that lets clients get back to what they do best — running successful companies.
Six partners at Lightfoot are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of whom is founding partner Sam Franklin, the ACTL immediate past president. Founding partner Warren Lightfoot served as the organization’s president in 2002-03, making Franklin the firm’s second attorney to serve in the prestigious role.
Efficient Litigation Strategy Focused on the Client:
The lawyers at Lightfoot develop litigation strategies that deal with disputes in the most efficient way possible while also meeting a client’s exact goals. Whether it’s shutting down a lawsuit with a well-crafted motion to dismiss, defending a client’s rights by securing a favorable settlement or taking a matter all the way through a trial to a verdict or ruling, they find the solution that fits every unique situation. The firm focuses on the litigation while clients tend to their business and both are partners in building a promising future.
Talent Honed by Decades Of Tackling Challenging Cases:
For nearly 30 years, Lightfoot’s lawyers have tried cases in virtually every jurisdiction in the country. Having been based in Birmingham since its founding, many of the firm’s trial lawyers cut their teeth when Alabama was known as ‘tort hell,’ gaining invaluable experience handling high-stakes cases in tough venues. They take that hard-earned institutional knowledge into every case they handle — to the benefit of clients — no matter the jurisdiction. This approach has also followed the firm to its office in Houston, Texas.
Trusted Counsel to Well-Known Companies:
Lightfoot represents industry-leading American and multinational companies across a broad range of sectors. Lightfoot’s lawyers regularly handle cases involving commercial disputes, product liability, catastrophic injury, healthcare, energy, white collar crime, internal investigations, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, collegiate athletics and the media
■ Auto, Aviation & Aerospace
■ Banking & Financial Services
■ Catastrophic Injury
■ Class Actions
■ Commercial Litigation
■ Corporate Recoveries
■ Directors’ & Officers’ Liability
■ Employment Law
■ Environmental & Toxic Torts
■ Intellectual Property
■ International Disputes
■ Media & Communications Law
■ Medical Malpractice
■ NCAA Compliance & Investigations
■ Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices
■ Product Liability
■ Securities & Shareholder Litigation
■ Trust & Estate Litigation
■ White Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate- Investigations