Mobile's Gulf Coast location and its status as a major port have provided a favorable setting for Hand Arendall's full-service admiralty practice. The firm's admiralty clients include: vessel owners, operators and charterers; inland, harbor, and offshore towing companies; fishing industry companies; offshore oil field companies; cargo owners; shipbuilders and vessel repairers; suppliers; pilots; stevedores and terminal operators; maritime lenders; and P&I Clubs, hull underwriters, and other marine insurance companies, both foreign and domestic.

The lawyers in the Admiralty Practice Group are involved and experienced in the following areas of the maritime field:

  • Personal injury and wrongful death defense
  • Collision claims
  • Shipbuilding and vessel repair disputes
  • Offshore oil field disputes
  • Cargo claims
  • Longshore and harbor workers' compensation act disputes
  • Charter party disputes
  • Salvage disputes
  • Recreational boating accidents and disputes
  • Environmental matters
  • Commercial litigation
  • Marine insurance disputes
  • Contract negotiations and drafting
  • Financing and maritime lien matters
  • Customs and immigration
  • Administrative hearings and other matters with regulatory agencies
  • Maritime and international transactions involving bills of lading,
    letters of credit, etc.

For more information regarding the Admiralty Practice Group, contact Practice Group Chairman Norman M. Stockman or any of the other lawyers in the Practice Group.

Firm News

Thursday, Dec 14th, 2017

We are pleased to announce Hand Arendall and Harrison Sale McCloy will combine effective January 1, 2018 to form a southern, regional law firm with approximately 85 lawyers.

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Tuesday, Nov 28th, 2017
Client Alert: Wire Instruction Fraud

One emerging cyber scheme involves the manipulation of wire transfer information. Are you at risk?

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Thursday, Aug 31st, 2017
Mobile Office Location Announces Move

Hand Arendall will be relocating its current Mobile offices to Merchants Plaza renewing its commitment to downtown Mobile.

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Thursday, Aug 24th, 2017
Hand Arendall Recognized in Chambers USA

The Firm was recognized as a top firm in Banking & Finance and Labor & Employment. Also, Preston Bolt, Ginger Gaddy and Nick Greenwood were all recognized by the publication as top attorneys in public finance.

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Sunday, Aug 20th, 2017
Witcher Quoted in Business Alabama

Member James Witcher is quoted in the August 2017 Business Alabama article When Data Balloons, So Can Law Costs.

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