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Lucy E. Tufts
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
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Lucy E. Tufts

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Lucy’s litigation wins speak not only to big results – she has obtained over $300 million in verdicts, judgments, and settlements in the last ten years alone – but also to making things right. Lucy brings a compelling combination of intelligence, grit, sincerity, and compassion to the practice of law. A savvy and tough realist, Lucy understands that the most effective route to justice is through the courthouse. She works intelligently, thoroughly, and tirelessly to help those who have been wronged by others – doing whatever it takes to investigate their case and tell their story.

An Alabama native, Lucy graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in the top 5% of her class. Fueled by a desire to be a force for long-lasting change, Lucy ran a non-profit organization after college and volunteered nearly 200 hours during law school at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C., during which she assisted in the representation of those who could not afford legal counsel. She continues to serve the disadvantaged and draw attention to the need for increased diversity through her work on the numerous boards and committees on which she serves, including the Board of the Alabama Association for Justice, the Board of Legal Services Alabama, and as Chair of the Federal Court Civil Practice Section of the Mobile Bar Association.

Lucy brings her clients keen legal skills coupled with an exceptional level of commitment. When she takes on a case, Lucy takes her role seriously and is in it for the long-haul. A formidable opponent in the courtroom, Lucy is equally tenacious when it comes to ensuring her clients’ stories are heard, understood, and taken seriously.

Lucy’s settlements, judgments, and verdicts speak for themselves, and include:

  • $149.9 Million in a class action case involving a health system pension crisis, for which she served as class counsel
  • $102 Million in a massive consumer fraud case
  • $46 Million in a products liability case involving a defective marine engine
  • $10 Million in wrongful death case involving a tractor-trailer
  • $3 Million in a class action contract case
  • $2.4 Million in a fraud case against an insurance company
  • $2 Million in a wrongful death case against a management company for improper applicant screening
  • $2 Million for Sherriff’s Deputy hit by a tractor-trailer
  • $1.725 Million in a premises liability case involving inadequate inspection policies
  • $1.7 Million in a personal injury case involving an industrial accident
  • $1 Million for a man injured in a collision with a commercial truck

Recognition & Awards

  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Admitted to practice in all Alabama state and federal courts, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court
  • Listed in Chambers USA
  • Listed in Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 50: 2020 Alabama Super Lawyers”
  • Listed in Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 50: 2020 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers”
  • Listed in Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (2019 - present)
  • Benchmark Litigation named her a “Litigation Star” in its rankings of personal injury attorneys in Alabama (2018-present)
  • Named a 2016 Winning Litigator by The National Law Journal
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2016-present)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers Business Edition "Women in the Law" for Personal Injury Litigation (2016-present)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 50: Women in the Mid-South: Personal Injury General Plaintiff” (2018)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top plaintiff attorneys in Alabama / Mid-South Region (2013-present)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers magazine as one of Alabama's Rising Stars (2012)
  • Litigation Counsel of America – Associate Fellow (2016-2020)
  • Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow (2020-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 4.9/5.0 Peer Rating
  • Avvo 10.0/10.0 (Superb) Rating
  • Mobile Bay Magazine 2014 Class of Forty Under Forty
  • Received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program (“SAVLP”), which recognized her both for providing pro bono legal representation to members of the community and for helping to raise money for the SAVLP
  • Inducted into the Order of the Coif and graduated in the top 5% of her class
  • One of four students selected to Georgetown University Law Center’s National Trial Competition Team (2006-2008)
  • Truman Scholar (2003)
  • $149.9 Million Settlement Approved in Health System Pension Crisis
  • $102 Million Judgment Obtained in Massive Consumer Fraud Case
  • $46 Million Defective Marine Engine Product Liability Case
  • $10 Million Collision with Tractor-Trailer Resulting in Death
  • $3 Million Class Action Settlement for Hundreds of Alabamians
  • $2.4 Million Verdict Against Farmers Insurance For Fraud
  • $2 Million Improper Applicant Screening by Management Company
  • $2 Million Verdict for Sheriff’s Deputy Hit by 18-Wheeler
  • $1.725 Million Verdict Against Dollar General for Inadequate Inspection Policies
  • $1.7 Million Verdict for Man in Industrial Fall
  • $1 Million Verdict for Man in Truck Collision
  • Confidential Settlement Reached in Product Liability Case
  • Admitted to the Alabama Bar in 2008
  • Admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2019
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A, English, 2004, summa cum laude; Minor: Philosophy of Law; Concentration: Professional Writing and Public Discourse
  • Mobile Bar Association Women Lawyers – Immediate Past President (2014); also served as President (2011 and 2013), Vice President (2010), and Secretary (2012)
  • Alabama State Bar, Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Section – Member (2011 and 2012)
  • Paul W. Brock American Inn of Court, an organization made of up judges and lawyers who meet monthly to discuss matters of ethics, skill, and professionalism in our legal community – Member (2011-present)
  • Alabama Leadership Initiative ("ALI"), a program through which emerging leaders from across the state explore various issues associated with education, economic development and government – Graduate (2010)
  • Mobile Bar Association – Member (2009-present)
  • Baldwin County Bar Association – Member (2016-present)
  • Alabama Association for Justice – Member (2009-present)
  • American Association of Justice – Member (2009-present)
Publications
  • Legal Update Winter 2021
  • Legal Update Summer 2020
  • Women for Justice: A Brief Primer on Business Interruptions Claims
  • Legal Update Winter 2020
  • Legal Update Fall 2019
  • Legal Update Summer 2019
  • Legal Update Winter 2019
  • Legal Update Fall 2018
  • To What Extent Are the Contents of Your Client’s Medical Records Admissible?
  • Women for Justice
  • Legal Update Winter 2017
  • Tips From the Trenches- The Statute § 6-5-551
  • Legal Update - Summer 2016
  • Discoverability of De-Identified Patient Records
  • Legal Update - Summer 2015
  • Suggested Strategies for Defeating Removal to Federal Court When There Is Complete Diversity
Community Involvement
  • Alabama Association of Justice – Board Member (2015-present)
  • South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program – Member, Participant and Fundraiser (2010-present)
  • American Bar Foundation – Fellow (2019)
  • American Bar Association’s “Next Steps Challenge,” an initiative to increase diversity within the legal profession – Co-Chair (2011)
  • Alabama Civil Justice Foundation, which provides financial assistance to charitable organizations serving disadvantaged and at-risk families and children in Alabama – Junior Board Member (2010-2011)
  • Mobile Area Education Foundation – Principal for a Day Volunteer (2011)
  • National Alliance of Women Trial Lawyers - Advisory Board Member (2020)
  • Legal Services Alabama - Board Member (2020)
  • Federal Court Civil Practice Section of the Mobile Bar Association – Chair (2020)
  • FAQ About Personal Injury Claims (Part 1)

    Attorneys Lucy Tufts and Robert Mitchell answer frequently asked questions about personal injury.

  • FAQ About Personal Injury Claims (Part 3)

    Attorney Lucy Tufts and Robert Mitchell answer frequently asked questions about injury cases.

  • FAQ About Personal Injury Claims (Part 4)

    Attorney Lucy Tufts and Robert Mitchell answer frequently asked questions about injury cases.

  • What Are Compensatory Damages?

    Attorneys Lucy Tufts and William Bonner discuss the different types of compensation a person can recover from either the person or company that caused their injuries.

  • Can You Be Compensated For Future Lost Wages?

    Attorneys Billy Bonner and Lucy Tufts discuss the possibility of recovering compensation for lost future wages.

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