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Joe Basenberg Appointed to District Judgeship of Mobile County by Governor Bentley


Friday, Jun 21st, 2013


MOBILE, AL – June 20, 2013 – Hand Arendall LLC is proud to announce former member Joe E. Basenberg has been appointed by Governor Robert Bentley to the District Judgeship for Mobile County to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Charles McKnight.

“This is a great personal honor for Mr. Basenberg and a proud day for our firm,” said Roger Bates, managing lawyer of the firm.

“I’m honored to receive this appointment and look forward to this new endeavor,” said Mr. Basenberg.

Mr. Basenberg was admitted to practice in the State of Alabama in 1976 and in the State of Mississippi in 1993. His work is focused on a broad range of General Civil Litigation and Admiralty, but has also included a broad range of transactional work. He has represented clients throughout the State of Alabama in product liability and mass tort cases. Since graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1976, Mr. Basenberg has distinguished himself as a highly regarded and outstanding member of the legal profession.

“Mr. Basenberg has spent his 36-year legal career serving our firm’s clients’ legal needs in the Mobile community and he has proven time and time again his personal commitment to the improvement and enhancement of Mobile,” said Mr.Bates. “Not only is Mr. Basenberg an accomplished trial attorney and a dedicated community leader, but he possesses the character, integrity, temperament and intellect required of anyone entrusted to preside over the important legal affairs of the people and businesses who must rely on our judicial system for resolution of important matters.”

Hand Arendall believes that Mr. Basenberg’s appointment to this important Judicial position will make a difference in the quality of life of others. Mr. Basenberg’s service will reflect favorably on the wisdom of Governor Bentley in making this appointment and will indeed improve the community he serves.

The firm is grateful for Mr. Basenberg’s more than 30 years of service to the firm and its clients. We are sure he will continue the honor and distinction of those who have served the bench in times past.

About Hand Arendall LLC:

Hand Arendall is a full-service law firm, providing its clients with legal services in all areas of traditional civil practice. The firm was organized in 1941 and has more than 70 lawyers, making it one of the largest law firms in the State of Alabama. The firm has a fundamental commitment to providing quality legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner. Cases and projects are staffed with the goal of achieving success for the client with maximum efficiency. With offices in Athens, Birmingham, Mobile and Fairhope, Alabama, Hand Arendall is uniquely situated among the Southeast's major law firms to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama and Mississippi. Learn more at www.handarendall.com.



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