William J. Lightfoot


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Mr. Lightfoot was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 2017. His legal experience for the past 5 years consists primarily of civil litigation in the District of Columbia. This experience is dominated by tort-based litigation.

Mr. Lightfoot earned a juris doctor degree from the George Washington University Law School in 2017. During law school, Mr. Lightfoot worked in Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of Legal Counsel where he assisted with drafting legislation. He was also a law clerk with a plaintiff’s personal injury firm, working on a variety of personal injury cases involving construction accidents, medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, car accidents, and premises liability. Before attending law school, Mr. Lightfoot received a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University where he graduated magna cum laude and received honors in political science.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Lightfoot was an associate with the D.C. firm. In June of 2019, he joined the law firm of Lightfoot Law, PLLC where he represented plaintiffs/claimants in personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis and workers’ compensation cases pursuant to fees as approved by the court. Mr. Lightfoot now practices in his own firm by the name Lightfoot Law, PLLC.

Throughout his short legal career, Mr. Lightfoot has received several awards and distinctions, which include:

  • The Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award (Platinum), which recognizes attorneys who excel at service to their clients.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, an invitation-only organization that recognizes the top trial lawyers in each state who are under the age of 40 and practice civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.
  • Workers’ Compensation Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25, an invitation-only professional organization for the top 25 attorneys from each state who serve clients in the Worker’s Compensation system.
  • Co-Chair, New Lawyers Division of the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association.

Awards, Accolades and Media

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Admissions Detail

Admissions Detail
  • Admitted in 2017, District of Columbia

Law School Attended

Law School Attended
  • George Washington University Law School
  • Location: Washington
  • Class of 2017
  • J.D.

University Attended

University Attended
  • East Carolina University
  • Political Science