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Hope S. Marshall and Lisha L. Graham Elected as Fellows of the American Bar Foundation


Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. is pleased to announce that shareholders Hope S. Marshall and Lisha L. Graham have been elected as Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (“ABF”).  The Fellows, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession, support the research of the ABF. Membership in The Fellows is limited to less than one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.  Members are nominated by Fellows in their jurisdiction and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation.  Ms. Marshall and Ms. Graham join firm shareholders Augusta S. Dowd, Linda G. Flippo, Kitty Rogers Brown, and Jackson M. Neal as ABF Fellows.

Ms. Marshall’s practice focuses on criminal defense, white collar criminal defense, and general civil litigation. She represents companies and individuals in connection with criminal investigations, as well as parallel civil and criminal proceedings. Ms. Marshall practices in municipal, state and federal courts, including appellate courts. She is active in the local, state, and national bar associations and serves on the Alabama Securities Commission.

Ms. Graham represents clients in various areas of civil defense litigation, with a primary focus on insurance defense. Through her practice, she has represented general contractors and subcontractors in various types of construction litigation and indemnity actions. She also represents both companies and individuals in a variety of commercial cases, including premises liability, breach of contract, negligence, and products liability. In the products liability defense area, Ms. Graham has represented manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and installers against negligence and strict liability claims based upon alleged product defects which resulted in injuries or death. Additionally, Ms. Graham represents both plaintiffs and defendants in financial litigation, business torts, and fraud cases.

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