Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Hand Arendall LLC is pleased to announce firm member Buzzy Riis was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Council for the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA) during the ADTA’s 76th Annual Meeting in Nashville. The ADTA is an international organization of defense attorneys which accepts members by invitation only, with only one prime member in any city with a population of less than one million. The ADTA has two main objectives: to provide an opportunity for the proven successful defense trial attorneys to associate with similarly qualified trial attorneys for professional, social and business purposes, and to identify the successful defense trial attorney for those persons in search of such an attorney.
“It is a great honor to be elected by my national peers to serve on the management of this prestigious Defense organization,” said Riis.
A lifetime resident of Mobile, Alabama, Riis graduated with a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Washington & Lee University in 1982. He received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1985. He has been with Hand Arendall since 1991 and is a member of the Litigation Section of the law firm actively involved in the following Practice Groups: Personal Injury & Insurance; Construction and Public Contracts; Employment and Labor, Worker's Compensation, and Cybersecurity.
Riis practices in the field of general civil litigation with a concentration in personal injury, trucking defense and construction defense litigation. He has tried more than 50 jury trials. He also has more than 25 years experience in OSHA disputes on behalf of contractors, healthcare providers, shipyards, stevedores and manufacturing facilities in contesting citations from the Occupational Safety & Health Commission. He has tried cases both before juries and judges in Mobile County, Baldwin County, Montgomery County, Choctaw County, Escambia County and Conecuh County, Alabama. He has also tried cases in the federal courts for the Southern District of Alabama and has argued appeals before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
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 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 Baldwin County, Alabama, Hand Arendall is uniquely situated among the Southeast's major law firms to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.