Hand Arendall is deeply committed to improving access to justice for the low-income citizens of Alabama. Its lawyers have been involved in the local and state bars' pro bono programs since they were organized. The firm was one of the first in the state to adopt a policy crediting associates for pro bono work as for paying work, and over fifteen years ago the Mobile office decided that all of its lawyers would participate in the local pro bono program. Hand Arendall was named Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year by the Alabama State Bar in 2002.
Lisa Cooper is president of the Mobile Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program board, and Henry Callaway previously served seven years in that position. Buzzy Riis and Henry Callaway have received the local Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award; Wes Hunter, Greg Jones, Paul Beckmann, and Craig Campbell have also each received the Distinguished Service Award for their pro bono work. The Alabama Bar Association recognized Henry Callaway as state Volunteer Lawyer of the Year in 2010, and in 2011 the American Bar Association named him as recipient of its Pro Bono Publicus Award for his work toward increasing access to civil justice.
In addition to its regular mix of pro bono work, Hand Arendall currently represents numerous low-income citizens who have been sued on old credit card debt that has usually been assigned and is often time-barred. The firm also represents a death row inmate pro bono in post-petition proceedings to set aside his conviction because of ineffective assistance of counsel.
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is proud to announce J. Cole Davis, Christine Harding Hart, and Edward T. Rowe have been promoted to Member with the firm.Read More
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce member Chris Williams has been honored as one of Mobile Bay Magazine’s 40 Under Forty.Read More
On December 10, 2019, Roger Bates was appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) during its annual meeting in Houston, Texas.Read More
The new Alabama Department of Labor regulations go into effect January 1, 2020.Read More
It is with great sadness the firm announces the death of our dear friend, firm member, and former Congressman Jack Edwards on Friday, September 27, 2019. Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family and friends.Read More