Overview

Introduction

With just over 60 attorneys, Lightfoot, Franklin & White is a litigation boutique with roots in Alabama but a strong reach across the U.S. Over the past 30 years, the firm’s lawyers have spent more than 4,400 days at trial. Lightfoot encourages its attorneys to gain broad experience. Attorneys embrace a specialization, while also gaining broader experience across areas. The firm notes that this approach makes it more “nimble” and better able to serve its clients’ ever-changing needs.

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2022)

50 - 100

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No. of Partners Named (2021)

1

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Featured Rankings

Top 150 Under 150
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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2021)

4


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No. of Summer Associates (2020)

17 total (8 2Ls; 9 1Ls)


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Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.

About the Firm

THE SCOOP

With just over 60 attorneys, Lightfoot, Franklin & White is a litigation boutique with roots in Alabama but a strong reach across the U.S. Over the past 31 years, the firm’s lawyers have spent more than 4,400 days at trial.

A Forward-Thinking Trio

Lightfoot was founded in 1990 by Warren Lightfoot, Sam Franklin, and Jere White. The trio joined together to launch a litigation boutique that would follow a different course than a traditional full-service firm. Among the founders’ priorities were diversity, high-quality work, and work/life balance. According to the firm, Lightfoot was “founded on the idea that a litigation-focused firm (being small-firm nimble with big-firm resources) would allow us to better serve our clients...