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Tue 24 Jan, 2023 # News

Welcome Jerry Chapman

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is happy to announce Jerome (“Jerry”) Chapman has joined the firm as an Associate in the Birmingham office.

Chapman has joined the Firm’s litigation section. He is a passionate advocate who is proud to serve his clients’ causes. Jerry’s practice is focused on liability defense, coverage analysis, and related areas of insurance-linked civil litigation.

Prior to joining Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, Chapman worked for a matrimonial and family law practice in Birmingham, Alabama, serving high-asset clientele in divorce and custody cases with complex financial components and parallel, non-divorce claims. Prior to that, he was an associate with a civil litigation firm representing large commercial clients and insurance companies in the state and federal courts of New York City, Long Island and the downstate region of New York. His prior experience in litigation includes insurance claims and coverage, construction litigation, and the defense of insured retailers, distributors, and manufacturers in products liability cases.

Chapman obtained a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City in 2017. While studying at Cardozo, he served as an Associate Editor on the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. His focused in pretrial practice and trial advocacy, and he is an alumnus of both the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and the Advanced Trial Advocacy programs. While in law school, Chapman volunteered with the Nassau County Legal Aid Society to assist with weekend arraignments and served on several successful political campaigns for local judges.

Chapman earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University where he majored in Non-fiction Composition in the English Language. While attending Vanderbilt, he co-founded Blessings in a Backpack, and served as leadership in his fraternity.

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