Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley is an accomplished litigation attorney, and dedicated child advocate, author and lecturer. She practices law at Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the recipient of many professional honors and awards, including membership in The National Black Lawyers–Top 100 organization and selected by Super Lawyers as a 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyer.
In addition to handling large complex corporate litigation matters, Liz is regularly appointed by judges to represent the legal interests of children in civil cases. She is also frequently asked by governmental agencies to consult on issues that impact children including the development of legislation that protects children. Liz is the President and Co-Founder of the Hope Institute which is an organization in Alabama that helps schools build a culture of character for their students. Liz is also a leader in the movement to expand access to high quality Pre-K to all four year olds in Alabama and has received several state and national awards for her work for children. She received the DRI National Lifetime of Service Achievement Award in 2016, was named to the “This is Alabama” 2017 class of “Women Who Shape The State” and named to the 2018 Yellowhammer News Top 20 “Women of Impact” in Alabama.
Liz serves on multiple civic boards and regularly speaks to groups throughout the country, often referencing her own journey as described in her published memoir titled More Than A Bird.
Liz earned her law degree from the University Of Alabama School Of Law where she now serves on the Law School Foundation Board of Governors. She received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, where she is now a member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees.
This will be Liz’s third appearance at an Alabama Women Leading Government event.
Liz and her husband Tony live in Alabama with their three children.