Alabama State Bar, 2004
Mississippi State Bar, 2005
B.A., University of South Alabama, magna cum laude, 2001; J.D., magna cum laude, University of Alabama School of Law.
Katie Hammett Hassell is a member in Hand Arendall's Mobile office. Her litigation practice is wide and varied, including toxic tort litigation; transportation and other trucking litigation; medical malpractice; premises liability; banking practices and conduct litigation; and commercial litigation; OSHA disputes; and elections law. While at Hand Arendall, Ms. Hassell has tried several jury and non-jury cases and obtained a number of dismissals for clients. Ms. Hassell has successfully counseled clients to resolution of cases throughout both Alabama and Mississippi.
Ms. Hassell is a member of the Alabama Young Lawyers State Executive Committee, as well as the Mobile Young Lawyers Executive Committee. She attends the DRI Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee annual seminar, and is a member of its planning committee.
Ms. Hassell actively participates in the Mobile Volunteer Lawyers Program. This past year she served as the Goodwill Easter Seals Adult Literacy Program chair through the Junior League of Mobile, and is currently chairing the St. Mary's Home Transitional Living Program. Ms. Hassell is also a long-time White Feather Leader contributor for United Way of Southwest Alabama.
Ms. Hassell is also a lifetime member of the University of South Alabama Alumni Association. Ms. Hammett received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of South Alabama. While at South, Ms. Hassell was elected SGA Vice President, as well as serving in several clubs and academic leadership positions.
Ms. Hassell received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. While at Alabama, Ms. Hassell served on the managing board of the Alabama Law Review and the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board. She authored School Shootings, Ceramic Tiles & Hazelwood: The Continuing Lessons of the Columbine Tragedy, 55 Ala. L. Rev. 393 (2004). She also received the Maynard, Cooper & Gale Best Junior Editor Award for her work on the law review. She was a Hugo Black Scholar, member of the Bench & Bar, and was selected for membership into the Order of the Coif.
Mobile Bay Monthly 40 Under 40, Class of 2014
Alabama Super Lawyers Rising Star® 2012-2015, PI General: Defense