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Heather Kennedy Hudson is a Partner with the firm. Her practice is focused on appellate litigation, local government, and public education law.

Ms. Hudson earned her Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where she graduated Cum Laude, received the Faculty Legal Writing Award, and...



Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Heather K. Hudson received her BCS, Board Certified Specialist, notification this week from the Florida Bar that she has fulfilled all of the eligibility requirements, passed the certification examination and is now a Board Certified Specialist in Education Law.  

"We celebrate with Heather, we are proud of her,” said Franklin Harrison, managing lawyer of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC Florida and also Board Certified in Education Law,  “First is the certification screening including an outline of her experience in the field followed by a discussion with references plus an attorney review to determine if an attorney qualifies to sit for the exam.  I had no doubt she would complete the certification as she continues to excel. Her experience and Heather’s natural talents and gifts in research and writing have made her one of the go-to people for education law questions in the state of Florida.” 

Board Certification by the Florida Bar is the highest level recognition of competency in one or more of the 26 areas of law approved for certification by the Florida Supreme Court.    

“Through working with and being mentored by Franklin Harrison, a pillar in the education law community, I could not have had a better guide during my career thus far working with and on behalf of Bay District Schools.” said Hudson.  “I am grateful that the firm afforded me this opportunity to specialize in Education Law. It is an area I truly enjoy,” said Hudson.

Licensed to practice in Florida since 2011, Hudson earned her Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where she graduated Cum Laude. 


About Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC, HAHS LLC, was 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, HAHS LLC 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, the firm is uniquely situated among the Southeast's major law firms to provide legal direction to clients throughout Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.  For more information, HSMcLaw.com

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