Lightfoot's trial attorneys handle the most demanding and complex cases in the most difficult venues in Alabama and throughout the country. Whether you are seeking zealous representation in a high-stakes business, catastrophic injury or death case, a top notch defense in a nationwide class action, appellate counsel to handle the appeal of a runaway jury verdict, or coordinating counsel for cases pending around the country, we can help. Lightfoot, Franklin & White: When it matters.
During her 25+ years in practice, Sara’s focus has been business litigation. She regularly defends claims brought against banks, insurance companies, mortgage lenders and other financial services providers. Sara often defends product manufacturers in dealer/manufacturer litigation. In recent years, Sara has handled a number of significant shareholder disputes, both for shareholders challenging corporate or majority shareholder conduct and for companies and shareholders defending such challenges. She has tried more than ten cases to verdict, has defended at least 20 arbitration proceedings to conclusion, and has been recognized by the Alabama edition of Super Lawyers for business litigation since 2011. In addition to her handling of disputes between individual litigants, Sara regularly handles class action litigation, principally for defendants. She has defended more than 50 putative class actions, ranging in subject matter from federal claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, RICO and the federal securities laws to state law claims involving claimed vehicle defects and financial and insurance products. She is one of relatively few lawyers who has tried a class action. Away from work, Sara enjoys traveling with her husband. She has two almost grown sons, one a first-year medical student and the other a freshman in college.