Pierce Hand is a member of the firm’s Commercial Disputes Practice team. Mr. Hand’s practice includes representing financial institutions in complex litigation involving loan servicing claims, federal lending laws and regulations, commercial contract disputes, and various commercial tort actions in state and federal courts, arbitration, and mediation settings. His practice also includes trust and estate litigation, representing individual and corporate fiduciaries in actions involving breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, and fiduciary removal.
Additionally, Mr. Hand’s federal court experience includes representing creditors in federal receivership actions and clients in ERISA litigation involving fiduciary claims, prohibited transaction claims, benefits claims, and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and stock valuation disputes. He demonstrates a commitment to pro bono by appearing in court for protective orders for domestic violence victims, litigating landlord-tenant disputes, and assisting in more high-profile representations like the firm’s involvement in a Louisiana capital post-conviction matter. Mr. Hand is also an active member of the firm’s LGBTQ Affinity Group and Lawyers of Color Affinity Group.
While in law school, Mr. Hand served as Lead Articles Editor of the Georgia State University Law Review and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Richard W. Story, Northern District of Georgia, and the Honorable Madeline H. Haikala, Northern District of Alabama. He also received multiple CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, which are given to students who earn the highest grade in a law school course.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hand joined Teach For America and worked as a high school teacher in Atlanta to expand the educational opportunities of students in underserved communities.