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Fri 20 Oct, 2023 # News

Vaughn Named to the Top 40 Under 40 by National Black Lawyers

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale is pleased to announce Matthew Vaughn has been selected for inclusion into The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in the state of Alabama by The National Black Lawyers organization. 

This honor is given to only the top 40 African American lawyers under the age of 40 in each state or region with reputations for providing excellent legal representation in their respective practice areas. Membership into The National Black Lawyers is by invitation only and is based on current member referrals and independent research. 

“We are proud of Matthew Vaughn’s contributions to the legal profession and are happy to see him recognized as a leader by The National Black Lawyers organization,” said Roger Bates, Managing Lawyer of the firm.

The National Black Lawyers is a professional organization that celebrates legal excellence and promotes its attorneys as subject‐matter experts, facilitates the exchange of timely information to enable its members to maintain their status as leaders, and represents a strong national network of top African American attorneys.

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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, Panama City, Panama City Beach, and Santa Rosa 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