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, sincere compassion, and a drive to make a positive difference in her clients’ lives through the practice of law. A savvy and tough realist, Lucy understands that the most effective route to justice is often through aiding the underdogs who have been wronged by others. She works intelligently, thoroughly, and tirelessly to help these “Davids” take on their “Goliaths” – doing whatever it takes to investigate and understand their experience while helping them convey 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 increasing 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, the Advisory Board for the National Alliance of Women Trial Lawyers, 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 researching and preparing for a case. She leaves no stone unturned in her pursuit to ensure her clients’ stories are heard, understood and taken seriously.
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 Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 50: 2020 Alabama Super Lawyers”
- Listed in Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 50: 2020 Women Mi-South Super Lawyers”
- Listed as one of the 500 “Leading Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon Magazine (2019)
- 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-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)
- 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)
- 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)
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