C. Elizabeth “Lisa” Littell Courson

lisa@SLCTLAW.com

Hello, My name is Elizabeth “Lisa” Littell Courson. I live in Montgomery, Alabama. I was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Tennessee in 1999, and my J.D., from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 2002. I was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2002. I am a member of the Alabama State Bar and am admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama. I have practiced in the State of Alabama since my admission in 2002. I am experienced and specially trained in mediations. My areas of practice include personal injury, workers compensation, mediation and general civil litigation.

Steven M. Bevil, Criminal Court Judge for Hamilton County, TN, Chattanooga, TN {2001 to 2001}

Clerk – Law Student
Attended criminal court sessions and performed official court related duties.

Fields Law Firm, Birmingham, AL {2001 to 2002}

Clerk – Law Student
Participated in document control, including indexing files and summarizing depositions, analyzing responsive documents, and updating clients’ files. Analyzed and researched legal issues. Drafted numerous legal memoranda for the lead attorney.

  • Developed an efficient system for ordering, organizing, following-up and maintaining medical records for client files.
  • Attended court hearings, depositions and trials with my lead attorney.

 

Fields Law Firm, Birmingham, AL {2002 to 2006}

Senior Associate
Handled primarily personal injury cases from start to finish. Assisted in drafting continuing education material in the area of workers compensation. Acted as second chair in jury trials. Managed document control, including indexing files, summarizing depositions, analyzing responsive pleadings, and maintaining client files. Analyzed and researched legal issues. Wrote and responded to pleadings and motions. Analyzed medical records and expert information for settlement and trial. Interviewed and prepared clients for representation, mediation and trial. Gained a valuable working knowledge of court procedures. Handled administrative and procedural aspects of running a large number of cases. Recruited, hired and trained support staff. Conducted settlement negotiations.

  • Promoted from associate to senior associate after one year. Duties included, managing support staff, facilities, files, and various other responsibilities and decision making.
  • Skilled at settlement negotiations and mediations.
  • Effective in talking with clients and helping them understand the sometimes tedious process of maintaining a case.

 

Fields Law Firm, Birmingham, AL {2006 to 2008}

Of Counsel
Provide support and assistance in maintaining a heavy state wide case load. Attend depositions and hearings for the firm.

  • Experience in, and willingness to travel throughout the state to perform my duties is something I am accustomed to and enjoy.

 

Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL {2006 to Present}

Adjunct Professor
On-line instructor in Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Business Law and Hospitality Law. In July, 2006, I was assigned four classes composed entirely of Vietnamese students to teach Business Law, Business Ethics, Strategic Management and Management. Students completed coursework on-line, and in August, 2006, I traveled to Vietnam to lecture and administer the final exams. I developed and implemented a hands on, positive way to teach students of a different culture how to understand, compare and contrast new and different ways of looking at ideas and solving problems.

  • Explaining and reaching out to students using practical and real life examples.
  • Instilling the importance of proper procedure, foundation and citation.

 

Slaten & O’Connor, Montgomery, AL {August 2007 – 2009}

Associate Attorney
General litigation attorney focusing primarily on general liability defense. Selective plaintiffs practice. Provide support and assistance in maintaining a heavy state wide case load.

 

C. Elizabeth Littell, LLC, Montgomery, AL {June 2009-present}

Owner
Solo practitioner specializing in civil plaintiff and defense cases.

Kaplan University {January 2009-present}

Adjunct Professor
Online instructor in the School of Legal Studies teaching Legal Ethics and Law and Society. This includes a live weekly, one hour seminar.

  • Explaining and reaching out to students using practical and real life examples.
  • Instilling the importance of proper procedure, foundation and citation.

Argosy University {January 2012-present}

Adjunct Professor
Online instructor in the School of Legal Studies teaching Legal Ethics and Law and Society. This includes a live weekly, one hour seminar.