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THE FLORIDA BAR TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL ATTORNEY

THE FLORIDA BAR TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL ATTORNEY

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Attorney Julia K. Maddalena Honored for Stellar Volunteer Service 

Northwest Florida (January 17, 2019)—The Florida Bar will recognize Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC Attorney Julia K Maddalena along with 21 other Florida litigators in February for their pro bono work.  The awards recognize and honor stellar volunteer service across the state.  The attorneys of the Sunshine State provided more than 1.58 million hours of pro bono services in 12 months and more than $5.8 million to legal aid organizations.

“I’m honored to receive this award and my pro bono journey will not end here. We still have a lot of work to do in Northwest Florida, especially after Hurricane Michael,”  states Julia Maddalena.  “My attorney family here has set some high standards already this past quarter dealing with business interruption and a myriad of other post storm issues.  The work continues.  Thank you for the recognition and everyone’s support.” 

The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Awards were established in 1981 to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to those who cannot afford legal fees. The Florida Bar recognizes those lawyers who make public service commitments and aim to raise awareness of the volunteer services lawyers can provide to the public.

The event is scheduled to take place Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m and will be held at the Supreme Court of Florida.  

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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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Hurricane Michael Update #2

We have now relocated our Hand Arendall Harrison Sale Panama City office to Panama City Beach Parkway, but all other HAHS offices remain where they were before the storm. Direct dial phone numbers have also been updated on each attorneys bio. To reach the main Panama City office, please call 850.769.3434 as you did before the storm.

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Hurricane Michael Update

We have located temporary space for the Panama City office and hope to be reopen at that location soon. We will post more details as they are available.

In the meantime, our Destin and Santa Rosa Beach offices along with all of our Alabama offices, are open and able to help any clients in need. We now have phone service restored in our Destin office. New direct dial numbers are available on each attorney’s bio, and the main number to reach the Destin office is 850.460.3500. Please call the Destin main line to be directed to any Florida attorney you are trying to reach. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Michael. We will recover!

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Partner Attorney Leslie D. Sheekley included in the current issue of VIP Destin Magazine in the Wonder Women pages

Full article:    http://www.destinmagazine.com/wonder-women/

Article by Courtney Murray
Destin, Florida is home to so many strong women from every walk of life that are full of talent and following their passions. Whether you were born here on the beautiful Emerald Coast, or you came to visit and never left, these sandy shores can fulfill all of your dreams. Destin holds exciting opportunities around every corner and just like the women who call here home, the beauty is more than skin deep. Like peeling back the layers of an onion, the more you search, the more fresh layers you discover. If you are looking to further your career, Destin is brimming with opportunities for the professional woman and there are options for everyone here. Once you arrive in Destin, Florida, you’ll never want to leave. The girl power movement here on the Emerald Coast is strong, and continues to grow every day.

 

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ATTORNEY HEATHER K. HUDSON RECEIVES BCS DESIGNATION FROM FLORIDA BAR

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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