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Ashley Madison Customers Revealed: Reid Carpenter, of Lightfoot Law Firm, Defends Insurance Companies When He's Not Appearing at Cheaters' Web Site

Posted on the 06 October 2016 by Rogershuler @RogerShuler

Ashley Madison customers revealed: Reid Carpenter, of Lightfoot law firm, defends insurance companies when he's not appearing at cheaters' Web site

Reid Carpenter

A lawyer who helps defend insurance companies and other financial institutions for a prominent Birmingham law firm is a paying customer of the Ashley Madison extramarital-affairs site, records show.
Reid C. Carpenter has been with the Lightfoot Franklin and White law firm since 2010. He maintains a general litigation practice, but a significant percentage of his work involves protection of financial-services companies. That means if you ever are victimized by a bank, mortgage company, or insurance company, Carpenter is the kind of lawyer who will try to ensure that you get no justice -- or as little justice as possible.
This is from Carpenter's bio at the Lightfoot Web site:
Reid Carpenter is originally from Talladega, AL. He joined the firm in 2010 after graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law. At Alabama, he was a member of the National Civil Trial Competition Team, through which he was a recipient of the American College of Trial Lawyers Award and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award. In addition, Reid was selected as a member of the Order of Barristers and served as his class Career Services Representative.
Reid maintains a general litigation practice, but a significant portion of his practice is dedicated to products liability and pharmaceutical litigation. He also defends claims brought against insurance companies and other financial services providers.
Outside of work, Reid is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing and spring turkey hunting. He also participates in team roping events and was a professional rodeo cowboy prior to law school.

Carpenter was a professional rodeo cowboy before becoming a lawyer? That's pretty interesting, but it sounds like he took a major step backwards in his professional life; the world needs cowboys much more than it needs lawyers.
On the subject of interests outside of work, trying to line up an affair on Ashley Madison seems to be one of them -- although it's not mentioned on Carpenter's professional bio. Based on public records available to us, it's not clear if Carpenter is married or not.
We sought comment from Carpenter for this article, but he has not responded to our queries.

(1) Edgar C. Gentle III -- attorney at Gentle Turner Sexton and Harbison, Birmingham, AL (3/8/16)

(2) Stewart Springer -- attorney, solo practice in Birmingham, AL. (3/9/16)
(3) Richard W. "Dick" Bell -- attorney, solo practice in Birmingham, AL (3/14/16)

(4) Robert M.N. Palmer -- attorney and bar association president in Springfield, MO (3/15/16)
(5) Thomas Plouff -- attorney, who is licensed in Alabama and has a practice in Chicago (3/17/16)
(6) James F. Henry -- attorney, Bradley Arant, Birmingham (3/23/16)
(7) Michael E. Stephens -- founder, Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham (6/20/16)
(8) James Vawter -- founding principal, Capstone Collegiate Communities (10/4/16)
(9) Randy Bates -- executive VP and member of board of directors, Golden Flake (10/5/16)

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