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Born September 12, 1964, Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Auburn University in 1987 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1990.
Ben has been a practicing attorney since 1990 and spent six years in Central America. He is familiar with customs and conditions of the region and is fluent in Spanish.
Ben established and is currently the Vice President of the Legal and Contracting with Emergency Response Training Systems, the only company to run military style software (jcats/acats) for training of civilian law enforcement (ERTS Opelika, Alabama). This also provides homeland security training for the Auburn University Homeland Security department.
Ben Hand is the winner of various Who’s-Who Awards, the Republican of the year for 2001, and a Republican Nominee for the U.S. House in 1994. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia. Ben founded Hand and Associates law firm and is the founding member of the board of directors of Beacon University in Columbus, Georgia.
Ben currently represents thirty-two different non-profit organizations in Alabama, Texas, Georgia and Tennessee. He is a business legal advisor to seventy-five different small businesses and corporations.
Ben was hired by Chief of Police Terry Sanders to represent him in a dispute with the Valley City Council in Valley, Alabama and was also hired by Chief of Police Ben Brown to represent him in negotiations with the Lanett City Council and the mayor of Lanett, Alabama.
The former city attorney for Uniontown, Alabama, Ben is a city prosecutor for cities of Opelika and Roanoke in Alabama. Ben is a family court referee in Lee County, Alabama and was appointed by Governor Bob Riley as an Administrative Law Judge for State Health Planning and Development Agency.
He successfully represented the State Republican party in Lee County during Governor Bob Riley’s election challenge 2002. Governor Bob Riley was elected by a narrow margin and the outgoing Governor challenged the election. Ben was asked by Governor Riley to represent him in Lee County. Governor Riley won and the challenge was dropped by the outgoing Governor.
Ben was a guest lecturer for the Auburn University Safe House. He instructed the local law enforcement and Domestic Violence counselors on obtaining protection from abuse orders.
Ben was a guest lecturer for Auburn University SOAR for lawyers and realtors on construction law.
Ben was a Pentagon appointee to Whinsec and maintains a Alabama Home Builders license, Alabama Real Estate Brokers license and Alabama Sports Agent license. He founded Hand Properties, which currently maintains property in Alabama and Tennessee with 32 commercial tenants.
Ben successfully represented Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker in an ethics complaint. In 2006, charges were brought for an article Justice Parker wrote critical of his colleagues. Ben was asked by Justice Parker to represent him during the investigation. The Judicial inquiry commission found that Justice Parker had not violated any ethics codes.
He is an elder at Believers Church in Auburn, AL and on the board of directors for the Spirit of Life Church in Murfreesboro, TN. Ben is a Gideon speaker and member since 1992 and a Municipal Judge in Wedowee, Alabama since 1995.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||1990||01/14/2016|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1990||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Law Firm||WTVM-Columbus||2011|
|Best Criminal Defense Attorney||WTVM-Columbus||2011|
|Resolution in Honor of Judge Hand||Senator Tom Whatley||2011|
|Republican of the Year||AL Republican Party||2001|
|Nominee for U.S. House||Republican Party||1994|
|Attorney||Hand and Associates||1990 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Praise 88.7 Radio Station||Volunteer||2010 - Present|
|Emergency Response Training Systems||Vice President of Legal and Contracting||N/A|
|State Health Planning and Development Agency||Administrative Law Judge||N/A|
|Alabama Home Builder's Association||N/A||N/A|
|Alabama Real Estate Brokers license||Hand Properties, LLC||N/A|
|Alabama Sports Agent Association||Alabama Sports Agent||N/A|
|AL State Republican Party||Governor Riley won and the challenge was dropped by the outgoing Governor.|
|Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker||The Judicial inquiry commission found that Justice Parker had not violated any ethics codes.|
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|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Auburn University, Auburn||Business Management||Other - Bachelors||1987|
|Auburn University SOAR for lawyers and realtors||Construction Law||N/A|
|Auburn University Safe House||Obtaining Protection From Abuse (PFA) Orders||N/A|