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Employment History

Vice President
Legal and Contracting with Emergency Response Training Systems

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Opelika High School

City Court Prosecutor
Opelika High School

Attorney
Opelika High School

Head Pastor
Believers Church

Pastor
Believers Church

Municipal Judge

Senior Attorney
Hand & Associates LLC

Criminal Defense Lawyer
Hand & Associates LLC

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Hand & Associates LLC

Affiliations

Founding Member of the Board of Directors
Beacon University

Founder
Hand , Fellows and Associates law firm

Education

Juris Doctorate degree

Cumberland School of Law

Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree

Auburn University

business management degree

Auburn University

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Ben Hand

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Ben Hand, Attorney
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.
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Ben Hand, Attorney - Law and Business Bio - Hand & Associates

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Ben Hand

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, Fellows 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.
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Ben Hand, Attorney


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Ben Hand


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The son of dedicated missionaries in Nicaragua and Guatemala during the 1970s and 1980s, Judge Ben Hand understands sacrifice and the value of family. Pastor Benny Hand, Sr, his father, is the Head Pastor at Believer's Church in Auburn and also believes strongly in Christian faith and family values. Instilling a love of Christ and family into his children, he has dedicated his life to preaching and teaching the Word of God and has a special love for children and families.

Judge Hand was born in this area in 1964, his grandfather was a pastor at both Airview Baptist and Second Avenue Baptist in Opelika in the 1960's and his father was a barber at the Clinkscales Barber shop in the old Pitts Hotel in Auburn. Judge Hand met Honorable Jack Peacock in Texas during his teens and this meeting inspired him to become an attorney.
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This was due to Mr. Peacock's love for the law and the Lord, and Judge Hand describes him, "As an honorable Christian attorney, a rarity during our era of moral decline.
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Through influences like his father and Mr. Peacock, Judge Hand began to realize that one person's decisions influence so many other lives, and this became one of his personal goals in life-to inspire many through the law.
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Visitors and clients at Hand Law Firm can see pictures of Judge Hand's family, as well as his many awards and certificates, throughout the offices at the firm.
Judge Hand has been proud to serve as one of Opelika's two Municipal Judges for more than two years, and was recently reappointed to an additional two-year term for the Opelika area. He states: "Serving Opelika was one of my personal goals, and I am grateful for the opportunity to do it. He served as a city prosecutor prior to being selected to serve as judge; both offices he considers himself "blessed to serve" and is grateful to the Mayor and Council members for allowing him to serve the city.
Recently, Judge Hand was questioned regarding whether his sentences tended to be tough or more lenient on average, which is a common question for Judges in any capacity. His response was, "They are both.
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Judge Hand strives to instill respect in these individuals, and explains his intentions thusly: "…When I come into the courthouse, if the bailiff tells me to empty my pockets, he is the authority and I empty my pockets.


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Opelika attorney Ben Hand running for Supreme Court

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Hand is serving as an attorney for state Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker in his defense of a complaint that Tuscaloosa attorney Joel Sogol filed with the state Judicial Inquiry Commission.
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Hand said the complaint prompted him to run.
"It's time to fight back," he said.
Hand, 41, is no newcomer to politics.He was the Republican nominee for the 3rd Congressional District in 1994, but lost to Democrat Glen Browder.He ran again in 1996, losing the Republican nomination to Bob Riley, who went on to Congress for six years.
Hand, the son of Baptist missionaries, spent six years of his youth in Central America before returning to Alabama to go to college.
A 1990 graduate of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, Hand described his law practice as a general practice that includes criminal work and plaintiff and defense work in civil court.He also serves as a municipal judge for Wedowee and a city court prosecutor for Opelika and Roanoke.

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