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

  • Obtained dismissal of case at summary judgment for highway products manufacturer on Plaintiffs’ claims for defective design, defective manufacturing, and failure to warn based on 10-year statute of repose, no duty to warn of an unknown defect, no duty to warn the general public, and no duty to warn sophisticated users (GDOT). Thomas v. Trinity Industries, Inc., et al., United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2020). 
  • 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.