Williams Named Member of Hand Arendall Harrison Sale

Submitted by: Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC

Mobile, AL – February 1, 2019 – Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is proud to announce Christopher S. Williams has been promoted to member of the firm.

Williams has a diverse litigation practice that includes construction, business and toxic tort, cybersecurity, privacy, environmental, and real property litigation. Williams has defended businesses in premises liability, transportation, personal injury, fraud, and other torts. Finally, Williams has experience defending municipalities and other governmental entities, as well as complex and class action litigation. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Florida. 

Williams has a developing practice in the area of cybersecurity and privacy. Williams has worked with clients that have fallen victim to spear phishing attacks, ransomware, man-in-the-middle e-mail schemes, wire instruction fraud, and other computer security breaches. He has advised clients on policies and procedures to minimize cybersecurity vulnerability, has served as breach counsel for multiple clients following a breach, and has assisted clients in crafting notices for compromised personal information in accordance with state and federal laws. He has also been involved in litigation involving data breach. 

Williams has recently achieved the following for clients of the firm: 

  • helped obtain a favorable judgment in a bench trial for a million-dollar real property dispute which was affirmed on appeal;
  • obtained a full dismissal of all claims in an arbitration on behalf of an automobile dealership in a dispute with a customer:
  • and attained multiple favorable settlements in residential and commercial construction defect cases on behalf of residential homebuilder, general contractor, and subcontractor clients.

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He grew up in Mobile, attending McGill-Toolen Catholic High School and Spring Hill College. Williams was the SGA Senior Class President at Spring Hill, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English. He received his J.D., magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he was on Law Review and competed in two national trial advocacy competitions. He is a member of the Order of Barristers, and was named a Crowe Scholar upon graduation from Loyola. 

Williams lives on the Eastern Shore with his wife, Creagh, who is a registered nurse, and sons Bennett and Cullen. He is the President of the Fairhope Kiwanis Club, a member of BNI Mobile Business Fusion, an active participant in the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program as well as the Green Coast Council, volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mobile, and is a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Fairhope. 

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, 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. Learn more at www.handarendall.com.

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