PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation: Governmental and Regulatory Services


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Hand Arendall’s Governmental and Regulatory Services Practice Team has a long and respected history of representing state and local governmental entities in Alabama in litigation which has allowed its members to gain an invaluable working knowledge and understanding of the issues that face state and local governmental entities.

As general counsel to a number of municipal and county governments, the attorneys on the Governmental and Regulatory Services Team work with attorneys in the firm’s State and Local Government Practice Group on a wide range of questions involving municipal and governmental services. This representation has allowed the attorneys on the Governmental and Regulatory Services Practice Team to litigate virtually all areas of governmental law including zoning and land use, environmental liability, civil rights claims, employment discrimination, tort claims, workers compensation claims, contract disputes, competitive bidding laws, procurement disputes, licensing disputes, regulation of public utilities, taxation, interpretation of ordinances and by-laws, state and federal legislative issues, and compliance with open meeting laws.

Members of Hand Arendall’s Governmental and Regulatory Services Practice Team have also represented State of Alabama departments and officials in litigation on matters dealing with Alabama’s public school system, prison and corrections department, and matters arising in the employment and civil rights or constitutional law context. The Practice Team members have also represented municipal and governmental interests before various administrative and regulatory bodies at both the state and federal levels. The Practice Team also has expertise and experience in the management and litigation of a variety of public utilities litigation, including cable television, electricity and public sewer and water disputes.

For more information regarding Hand Arendall’s Governmental and Regulatory Services Practice team, please contact practice team leader Roger L. Bates or any of the other attorneys on the Practice Team.



Firm News


Friday, Oct 19th, 2018
Hurricane Michael Update


Our Destin and Santa Rosa Beach offices along with all of our Alabama offices, are open and able to help any clients in need. We now have phone service restored in our Destin office. The new main number to reach the Destin office is 850.460.3500.

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Wednesday, Aug 15th, 2018
Congratulations to our Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

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Wednesday, Aug 15th, 2018
Three Attorneys Selected as "Lawyer of the Year"


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce three members of the firm have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas for 2019 by Best Lawyers®.

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Wednesday, Aug 1st, 2018
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, Neil Johnston and Mark Waggoner were all recognized by the publication as top attorneys in their field.

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Monday, Jul 30th, 2018
Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC Mourns the Passing of Alex F. Lankford, III


It is with great sadness that the Hand Arendall Harrison Sale family announces the death of our dear friend and member of the firm, Alex F. Lankford, III on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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