On Monday, February 26, 2024, the Supreme Court of Alabama accepted attorney Randy Allan Hames’ voluntary surrender of his law license.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Randy Allan Hames.”

This comes after Hames was on trial in federal court in January of this year, facing charges of human trafficking, soliciting prostitution, and attempted sexual extortion related to his alleged treatment of tenants at Hames Marina and RV Park in Cullman County. Federal prosecutors maintained that between 2008 to 2018, Hames subjected approximately 10 female tenants to a hostile living environment and unwanted sexual advances in exchange for lowered rent or the ability to live on his property.

A key witness at the trial testified that when she was 17 years old, Hames brought her to a trailer to discuss renting her own home, but instead exposed himself and made unwanted sexual advances. Days later, she told the court she was evicted. Prosecutors argued Hames primarily rented to women and girls under 21 without formal leasing agreements in order to coerce them into such acts.

Hames surrendered his law license while that federal trial was ongoing. The Supreme Court’s order officially accepted the voluntary surrender.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Hames was a personal injury attorney in Cullman, Alabama. He attended the Birmingham School of Law. He acquired his law license in Alabama in 1999. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.