Hand Arendall provides its clients with legal services in all areas of traditional civil practice including its full-service admiralty law practice. Lawyers in the practice group serve clients that 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. They work with the clients in areas of the maritime field including 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; and maritime and international transactions involving bills of lading, letters of credit, etc.
Organized in 1941, Hand Arendall and has more than 70 lawyers. 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 Mobile, Birmingham, Fairhope and Athens, Alabama, Hand Arendall is uniquely situated among the Southeast’s major law firms to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama, Mississippi and the Panhandle of Florida.