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Thu 18 Aug, 2022 # News

37 Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2023

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce 37 attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 edition.

The Best Lawyers in America® is regarded as one of the oldest and most respected ranking publications in the legal industry. Recognized attorneys undergo a rigorous peer-reviewed selection process that assesses and evaluates the attorney’s professional abilities and expertise. 

Three attorneys were recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year,” an honor given to attorneys with the highest peer-feedback in each specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each practice area and location. Congratulations to:

Lisa Darnley Cooper, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Employment Law Management
Christopher M. Gill, Real Estate Law
Brooks P. Milling, Corporate Law

Five attorneys were also selected as Best Lawyers: “Ones to Watch,” a recognition honoring associates and other lawyers, 5-9 years into their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Those selected for this honor are divided by geographic region and practice areas and reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise.

Congratulations to the following recognized attorneys as “Ones to Watch”: 

Christine Harding Hart, Civil Rights Law, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
Wesley Hunter, Business Organizations (Including LLCs and Partnerships), Real Estate Law
Edward T. Rowe, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
Dorissa S. Smith, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Christopher S. Williams, Commercial Litigation

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale attorneys listed in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® are listed by below by office.

Athens, Alabama

Shane Black, Commercial Litigation

Birmingham, Alabama

Roger L. Bates, Commercial Litigation
I. Ripon Britton, Jr., Trusts and Estates
Joseph L. Cowan, II, Insurance Law
Tracy R. Davis, Health Care Law
J. Mark Hart, Insurance Law
Gregory H. Hawley, Commercial Litigation, Litigation — Environmental
Mark D. Hess, Insurance Law
C. Dennis Hughes, Insurance Law
J. Fred Kingren, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
John E. Rollins, Litigation – Real Estate
Drew Sinor, Insurance Law

 Fairhope, Alabama

Gregory L. Leatherbury, Jr., Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Michael C. Niemeyer, Litigation – Construction

Mobile, Alabama

Paul T. Beckmann, Admiralty and Maritime Law
Windy Cockrell Bitzer, Appellate Practice, Litigation – Labor and Employment
R. Preston Bolt, Jr., Public Finance Law
Rodney R. Cate, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Lisa Darnley Cooper, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
Blane H. Crutchfield, Admiralty and Maritime Law
Ginger P. Gaddy, Public Finance Law
Christopher M. Gill, Real Estate Law
Neil C. Johnston, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law, Real Estate Law, Timber Law, Water Law
Douglas L. McCoy, Banking and Finance, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation, Trusts and Estates
T. Bruce McGowin, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate Law
Brooks P. Milling, Corporate Law
Henry T. Morrissette, Insurance Law
Caine O’Rear III, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction
David R. Quittmeyer, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Patent
J. Burruss Riis, Litigation – Construction, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Transportation Law
Norman M. Stockman, Admiralty and Maritime Law
George M. Walker, Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, Insurance Law, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is the result of a merger of two law firms in January 2018.  The two firms, Hand Arendall LLC and Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law, merged which resulted in one of the largest regional law practices with offices along the coast of Northwest Florida and throughout the state of Alabama.  Since the start, the firm has maintained a fundamental commitment to providing quality legal services.  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; and Florida offices in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach and Panama City, and Panama City Beach, the firm is uniquely situated among the Southeast’s major law firms to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama, Northwest Florida and Mississippi. Learn more at