BIRMINGHAM, AL—Benchmark Litigation has named Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC managing partner Melody Eagan and partners Lana Olson and Haley Cox to its “Top 250 Women in Litigation – South” list for 2022. Olson has now received this honor for six consecutive years, and Eagan the last four in a row. This is the third straight year Cox is on the list.
The annual ranking recognizes leading female lawyers in the U.S. South who have participated in some of the most significant litigation matters in recent history and who have earned the respect of their peers and clients.
Eagan became Lightfoot’s first female managing partner in 2018. She has decades of experience in high-stakes product liability and catastrophic injury cases and has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict throughout the Southeast. She also represents medical providers in malpractice cases, and as appellate counsel for a number of clients. Benchmark Litigation recognizes Eagan as a “Litigation Star.”
Olson’s practice involves complex, high-stakes litigation in a variety of areas, including environmental and toxic torts, product liability, business disputes and catastrophic injury.
Cox tries cases and leads defense teams in a wide range of high-stakes matters, including claims of product defect, consumer fraud, medical malpractice and serious personal injuries.