Lightfoot Franklin & White


Head Office Address:
The Clark Building
400 20th Street
North Birmingham, Alabama 35203
United States

Telephone:+1 205 581 0700
Fax:+1 205 581 0799

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Managing Partner: Melody Eagan
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Quick facts:

Established: 1990
Number of partners: 39
Number of attorneys: 66
Office Locations: Birmingham, Alabama and Houston, Texas

Lightfoot, Franklin & White is dedicated to solving its clients’ problems. From complex, “bet the company” litigation to internal and government investigations and compliance, Lightfoot works hard to identify challenges and develop solutions for its clients. 

Lightfoot attorneys spend every moment on a matter pursuing the best possible resolution for clients. The core goal at Lightfoot is to handle litigation in a way that lets clients get back to what they do best – running successful companies. 

Lightfoot continues to advance its reputation as a formidable defense litigation firm. In 2020 Benchmark Litigation recognized Lightfoot as a “Top 20 Trial Law Firm” in the nation, for the second consecutive year. The firm elected its first female managing partner in 2018. Additionally, six partners at Lightfoot are fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Two of the firm’s founding partners are past presidents of the college. 

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 situation. The firm focuses on the litigation, clients tend to their business and both are partners in building a promising future. 

Talent Honed by Decades of Tackling Challenging Cases: 
For 30 years, Lightfoot’s lawyers have tried cases across the country, handling matters in 45 states. Our lawyers gained invaluable experience leading high-stakes cases in tough venues. They take that hard-earned institutional knowledge into every case they handle, whether its handled from our Birmingham, Alabama or Houston, Texas office. 

Trusted Counsel to Well-Known Companies: 
Lightfoot represents industry-leading American and multinational companies across a broad range of sectors. Lightfoot’s lawyers handle cases involving commercial disputes, product liability, catastrophic injury, healthcare, energy, white collar crime, internal investigations, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, collegiate athletics and the media. 

  • Appellate Law
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Plaintiff’s Litigation
  • Energy Litigation
  • Environmental & Toxic Torts
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Media & Communications Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • NCAA Compliance & Investigations
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices
  • Product Liability
  • Securities & Shareholder Disputes
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations


Updated Oct 2021