Two Lanier Ford Attorneys Promoted as Shareholders

Amanda R. Coolidge and Andrew M. Townsley were promoted to Shareholder at the Lanier Ford law firm in January of 2024.

Ms. Amanda Coolidge focuses on civil litigation, practicing in the areas of medical malpractice and workers’ compensation. Ms. Coolidge regularly represents clients in the defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims and defends employers in workers’ compensation claims. She also has experience in healthcare-related professional liability cases, including the defense of physicians, nurses, hospitals, long-term care, and assisted living facilities. Ms. Coolidge's practice is not limited to litigation, as she also counsels clients on regulatory compliance, provides insurance coverage opinions, and effectuates settlements involving Medicare set-asides (MSAs). Her unique background as a Trauma/Burn ICU nurse and an RN case manager assists her in defending against medical malpractice, workers’ compensation, and other personal injury claims, as well as healthcare-related professional liability cases.

Ms. Coolidge received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2016 from Cumberland School of Law. In addition, she earned her B.S. in Nursing in 2008 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ms. Coolidge has been selected as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers for the past 3 years. She was also named to the Best Lawyers Ones-to-Watch list in 2022.

Mr. Andrew Townsley regularly represents municipalities, businesses, and individuals in the defense of personal injury, premises liability, and property damage cases. He also defends numerous local medical professionals in professional liability cases. He dedicates a significant amount of his practice to employment litigation and employment contract disputes. Mr. Townsley routinely represents employers in the prosecution and defense of noncompete and non-solicitation cases, both at the trial and appellate court level. He also regularly advises employees and employers presuit on their obligations under noncompete and non-solicitation agreements. As a litigator, Mr. Townsley has experience handling civil cases from pleading, through discovery, trial, and appeal. Mr. Townsley has experience with jury and bench trials in several counties in north Alabama. These trials have involved claims of personal injury, property damage, premises liability, breach of contract, and fraud.

Mr. Townsley received his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2014 from The University of Alabama.

In his free time, Mr. Townsley enjoys spending time with his family and giving back to the community and bar. Mr. Townsley is a member of the board of directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley. He currently serves as an officer in the Young Lawyers Section of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. Townsley also regularly provides pro bono legal services through the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program.

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Published February 01, 2024 Posted in News About the Firm
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