Righton focuses her practice on the defense of product liability and personal injury claims. She has defended automobile, pharmaceutical, and industrial manufacturers as trial counsel. 

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 2008
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Georgia: Northern, Middle, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 11th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Georgia Rising Star, 2014-2019
  • Benchmark Litigation
    • Member of the team selected as nationwide Product Liability Firm of the Year, 2018

Education & Honors

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2008
    • Moot Court Executive Board
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Intellectual Property
  • University of Georgia, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2002

Experience

  • Defending highway product manufacturer in product liability and personal injury claims.
  • Defending pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer in national mass tort litigation related to pelvic mesh.
  • Counsel for paper manufacturer in premises claims.
  • Counsel for industrial control manufacturer in multi-district litigation in Pennsylvania. 
  • Representation of property development company in appeal to Supreme Court of Georgia for a municipality's enforcement of an unconstitutional zoning ordinance. Held ordinance was unconstitutional and awarded prejudgment interest.
  • Representation of university in matter involving constitutionality of legislation impacting bond financing. 

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Panelist, “Bias & the Virus: Combating Institutional Discrimination & Disparity,” CenterForce, The Women in Law Summit Series, Virtual Summit Diversity, Inclusion & Self-Care, May 20, 2020.