Lightfoot, Franklin & White, L.L.C.
Birmingham, Alabama OfficeView all offices
The Clark Building, 400 20th Street North
(Jefferson & Shelby Cos.)
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Office Hours:Monday: 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM-06:00 PM
About this office:
Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC was founded on January 15, 1990, and we presently have over 50 lawyers. Our size allows us to provide for our clients the best of all worlds - the resources and technology of a nationwide firm, and the efficiency and individuality of a regional firm. In order to concentrate on what we do best, our attorneys focus solely on civil litigation matters, with the exceptions of also assisting clients with environmental compliance advice, issues concerning white-collar crime, and conducting internal investigations. We handle all types of civil litigation in state and federal courts across the United States, and our primary areas of practice include commercial disputes, product liability, antitrust, consumer fraud, appeals, intellectual property, catastrophic personal injury and death, environmental/toxic torts, class actions, professional malpractice, securities fraud, employment and communications.
Our stock in trade is being able to take the most difficult cases to trial, when necessary, and to achieve excellent results.
We will furnish, upon request, a summary of every jury verdict we have received since 1987, which demonstrates our trial record. While we are dedicated to trying and winning cases, we understand the need to control the cost of litigation. Therefore we only perform work that materially advances the interests of our clients, and we staff cases with the minimum number of attorneys necessary to perform that work. Additionally, we understand the importance of a client's desire sometimes to target certain cases for early settlement, and when that is the case, we expeditiously get those cases in a posture for early resolution. We are committed to the utilization of all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Several of our partners serve frequently as mediators and arbitrators, and virtually all of our attorneys have successfully employed all types of ADR.
Our appellate practice also has seen tremendous success. We are regularly retained post-verdict to handle post-trial motions and appeals of multi-million dollar verdicts. We have literally handled the largest appeals in the history of the state and take pride in our track record in the Supreme Court of Alabama, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and other appellate courts. We have participated in 386 reported appellate decisions since the firm's formation in 1990.
We employ the latest technology and are committed to improving and upgrading to keep up with new technological advancements. All of our attorneys regularly communicate with clients electronically, not only by e-mail, but also via our secure extranet and our in-house video conference center. These tools improve communication and the speed with which legal services can be delivered. We use the latest research and presentation tools and have our own in-house document management and trial technology departments. These capabilities enable us to present our cases more effectively and at less expense. In short, cutting edge technology is a tool to achieve excellent results. And we measure ourselves by results.
Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
Statement of Practice Summary:
Civil Trial Practice; Appellate Practice; Federal Practice; Commercial Disputes; Product Liability; Antitrust; Consumer Fraud; Intellectual Property; Catastrophic Injury; Death; Environmental Law; Toxic Torts; Class Actions; Professional Malpractice; Securities Fraud; Employment Law; Communications Law.
Year Established: 1990
A.O. Smith Corporation; Abbott Laboratories; Accenture; ACE; AIG; Air Liquide Industrial U.S., L.P.; Alabama Gas Corporation; Alabama Psychiatric Services, P.C.; The Alfa Insurance Companies; Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America; American Airlines; American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida; American Bankers Insurance Group; American Bankers Life Assurance Company; American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.; American Consumer Products, Inc.; American Security Insurance Company; AON; APAC, Inc.; Apple Computer, Inc.; ARCH; Arthur Andersen; Associated Aviation Underwriters, Inc.; AT&T Corporation; ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc.; Auburn University Department of Athletics; Banc of America Securities LLC; Bank of America Corporation; BASF Corporation; Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Bayer Properties, Inc.; BBVA Compass; The Birmingham News; Blockbuster, Inc.; The Boeing Company; Books-A-Million, Inc.; BP Products North America, Inc.; Bright House Networks; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Brown & Brown, Inc.; Carrier Corporation; Carrington Laboratories, Inc.; Cato Corp.; CBS; Cerinate; Cessna Aircraft Company; Chase Home Finance; Chase Manhattan Bank USA, N.A.; Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation; Cherokee National Life Insurance Company; Chevron Texaco Company; Chevron U.S.A. Inc.; Children's Comprehensive Services, Inc.; Chrysler LLC; Circuit City Stores, Inc.; Cirrus Industries, Inc.; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; CNA Insurance Companies; CNH Global, N.V.; Colonial Properties Trust; Comcast Corporation; ConocoPhillips; Constellation Energy Partners, LLC; ConvaTec Corporation; Cook's Pest Control; Copeland Corporation; Crompton Manufacturing Company, Inc.; Crosman Corporation; Crown Cork and Seal Company, Inc.; CUNA Mutual Group; Deere & Company, Inc.; DenMat Corporation; Detroit Steel Products; Deutsche Bank; DIRECTV, Inc.; DonJoy; Dow AgroSciences LLC; Dunn Construction Company; E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.; Eastman Kodak Company; Ecolab Inc.; Emerson Electric Co.; Employers Insurance Company of Wausau; Energen Corporation; ESPN; Exxon Mobil Corporation; The Falk Corporation; Federal Insurance Company; FedEx Corporation; Fidelity National Title Group; Fina Oil and Chemical Co.; First Commercial Bank, N.A.; Ford Motor Company; FOX Broadcasting; Fox Broadcasting Company; Freightliner LLC; GE Healthcare; GE Money Bank; GE Plastics; General Electric Company; General Electric Corporation; General Medicine, P.C.; General Motors Corporation; Genesis Health Ventures, Inc.; Genie Industries, Inc.; Georgia-Pacific Corporation; Gerber Products Company; GlaxoSmithKline; Glock, Inc.; GMAC Commercial Credit LLC; GMAC Mortgage Corporation; The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Griffin, L.L.C.; Guardsmark, Inc.; Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc.; Harbert Management Corporation; Harsco Corporation; Hartford Financial Group; Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company; Henderson Excavating Co., Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; The Home Place, Inc.; Honeywell International, Inc.; Horace Mann Insurance Company; Hunt Petroleum Corporation; Hyosung USA, Inc.; Hyundai Motor Company; IBM; Industrial Battery and Charger, Inc.; International Comfort Products Corporation (USA); International Paper Company; J.D. Edwards & Co.; J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; Jackson National Life Insurance Company; Jefferson-Pilot Life Insurance Company; John Deere; John Hancock Life Insurance Company; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Jones Bros., Inc.; Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.; JVC Americas Corp.; Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation; Kenworth Truck Company; Kia Motors America, Inc.; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Knauf Fiber Glass, Gmbh; Kobe Steel, Ltd.; Konica Medical Corporation; L'Oreal; Lafarge Building Materials, Inc.; Land Rover North America, Inc.; Lennox International; Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc.; Liberty National Life Insurance Company; Lincoln National Life Insurance Company; Logan Aluminum, Inc.; Louisville Ladder, Inc.; Lucent Technologies; Mantissa Corporation; Marmon Group; Medco Health Systems; Medeva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Medline Industries, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; MG Rover Group Limited; Minnesota Life Insurance Company; Mitsubishi Fuso Truck; Mitsubishi Motor Credit of America, Inc.; Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc.; Monarch Life Insurance Company; The Morris Group; Morris-Shea Bridge Company; Mutual Savings Life Insurance Company; Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; NACCO Industries, Inc.; New Piper Aircraft; North American Arms, Inc.; Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Nutreco Canada, Inc.; O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.; Oprah Winfrey; Orkin Exterminating Company, Inc.; Otis Elevator Company; PACCAR Inc.; Parker Hannifin Corp.; Penn National Insurance Company; Peterbilt Motors Company; Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc.; Precision Husky Corporation; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; ProAssurance Corporation; Progress Rail Corporation; ProLiance Energy LLC; Providian Financial Corporation; Providian National Bank; Pruco Securities, Inc.; The Prudential Insurance Company of America; Purdue Pharma L.P.; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; The Raymond Corporation; Regency Productions; Regional Paramedical Services; Remington Arms Company, Inc.; Rheem Manufacturing Company; Robert Bosch Tool Corporation; Rockwell Automation, Inc.; Rollins, Inc.; Roper Industries, Inc.; Ryobi Technologies, Inc.; Sacha Baron Cohen; Shaw Industries, Inc.; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; SimplexGrinnell LP; Snapper Products, Inc.; Solutia Inc.; Southeast Toyota; Spectranetics Corp.; Stanley Black & Decker; State of Alabama; Steyr Mannlicher USA, Inc.; Stoeger Industries; Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.; Suitt Construction Co., Inc.; Sunbelt Rentals; SUPERVALU, Inc.; Suzuki Motor Corporation; Synovus Securities; Techtronic Industries North America, Inc.; Tecumseh Products Company; Tenet Healthcare; Terex Corporation; Test; ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp.; Time Insurance Company; Tronox LLC; Tyco International, Ltd.; UBS; United Insurance Company of America; United Parcel Service, Inc.; United States Steel Corporation; United Technologies Corporation; Unitrin, Inc.; Volkswagen AG; Volkswagen of America, Inc.; Voyager Insurance Companies; Vulcan Materials Company; Walt Disney Pictures and Television; Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Wayne's Environmental Services, Inc.; Western Star Trucks; WestPoint Stevens; Weyerhaeuser Company; Whitaker Contracting Corporation; Whiting Corporation; Willis North America; Winnebago Industries, Inc.; Yellow Book USA; YouTube; Zenith Insurance Company.