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Hand Arendall Harrison Sale employs a variety of staff and professionals in positions including legal secretaries, paralegals, IT, offices services, bookkeeping and administrative personnel, among others. The Firm is committed to an inclusive environment, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Director of Human Resources – Mobile, AL

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, a regional law firm with offices located throughout Alabama and the Florida Panhandle is seeking an experienced Director of Human Resources. 

With over 90 attorneys, our law firm provides quality legal services in all areas of traditional civil practice.  Our staff of professionals includes some of the top lawyers in the region with a passion for excellence in all we do.

Our highly collegial Mobile office seeks a Human Resources professional searching for more than a job, but a long-term career with diverse and interesting work. The ideal candidate will enjoy our client-focused environment and supportive team-based structure. 

Role Summary

Reporting to the Firm’s Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Human Resources will coordinate all HR-related activities, including continuous review of HR policies, staff recruiting, on-boarding and retention, staff performance measurement/management, administration of Firm benefit programs and staff/attorney payroll.

  • Develop and implement HR policies, strategies and initiatives aligned with Firm goals;
  • Manage the staff recruitment and selection process;
  • Support current and future Firm needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital;
  • Nurture a positive working environment;
  • Oversee and manage the performance appraisal process that drives high performance;
  • Maintain staff and attorney payroll and benefits program;
  • Assess training needs for both new employees and ongoing staff development programs;
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management process.
  • Periodic travel to the Firm’s North Alabama and Florida offices.

Education and Experience

  • 10 years+ of human resources leadership within a multi-office law firm or other professional services firm experience, preferred:
  • Extensive experience leading all aspects of human resource functions, including policy development, staff recruiting and retention, staff performance measurement/management, employee development, employee relations, benefits, compensation, and compliance;
  • Broad and deep understanding of FLSA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local laws;
  • Strong emotional intelligence, with an ability to communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to articulate complex topics in a clear, thoughtful, and actionable way; ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the Firm;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills; the ability create consensus-based support for business strategies and decisions;
  • Strong project management and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail;
  • An undergraduate degree in human resources, business, or a related field is required; advanced degree and Professional Human Resources (PHR or SPHR) certification from SHRM is preferred.


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale offers a comprehensive benefits package that exceeds industry norms, including the following:

  • Health insurance with generous employer subsidy
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Generous 401-K employer contribution
  • Paid life insurance with employee ability to increase coverage
  • Optional dental and vision insurance

We look forward to you joining the Hand Arendall Harrison Sale team!

Job Type: Full-time, On-site

Pay: Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience.  

Contact information

For any questions regarding a position, please contact:

South Alabama:
Terri Cain, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
Post Office Box 123, Mobile, Alabama 36601


North Alabama:
Carol Smedley, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
1801 5th Avenue North, Suite 400, Birmingham, Alabama 35203


Anne Dick, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC
304 Magnolia Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401