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Donald Hammond

Donald Hammond

Attorney at Law

San Pedro
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
Southern California Gould
School of Law
About
Mr. Hammond is a graduate of USC Law School and Occidental College, experienced in business litigation and contract matters.

With experience working at three law firms, the federal government and at USC Law School, Mr. Hammond has stood up to the biggest firms around and achieved results.

Since founding his firm in 2010, Mr. Hammond has helped dozens of companies and individuals achieve their legal objectives.

Admitted to practice in all California state courts, as well as the Federal District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Hammond is prepared to go the distance.
7
Years
experience

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Work History

Law Office of Donald R Hammond

Attorney

Sep 2010 - Present

Provide high quality legal representation for a wide range of clients including writs of habeas corpus, parole hearings, advising criminal clients, contract drafting, small business advising and aviation-related matters; contract legal support for other attorneys and firms.

Sep 2010 - Present

USC Post-Conviction Justice

Clinical Fellow

Mar 2010 - Sep 2010

Supervised team of law students drafting petitions for writs of habeas corpus regarding intimate partner battering and its effects; drafted petitions for writs of habeas corpus challenging decisions regarding parole suitability; lobbied for juvenile justice legislation with state legislators; drafted Hawaii petition challenging minimum parole eligibility date; represented life-term clients at parole hearings including en banc.

Mar 2010 - Sep 2010

Law Office of Werner R. Meissner, A PLC

Paralegal

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009

Drafted pleadings, including complaints, answers, mediation briefs, motions and oppositions; drafted discovery, letters and memoranda; interviewed witnesses and prepared declarations; organized trial documents and medical records; and conducted legal research and litigation support for busy plaintiff-side personal injury practice.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009

Conkle, Kremer & Engel

Law Clerk

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Drafted mediation brief sections for $70 million claim; drafted answer and discovery in response to a complaint for reformation of a contract; drafted petition for arbitration and arbitration claim for employment dispute; participated in telephone hearing of state unemployment commission; researched complex legal issues; and assisted with litigation preparation for law firm specializing in complex business litigation.

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Law Office of Raymond Paul Johnson, A Law Corporation

Law Clerk

May 2007 - Feb 2008

Drafted discovery, letters and pleadings; researched complex legal issues; evaluated prospective cases for firm specializing in plaintiff-side complex litigation with a focus on auto/aircraft products liability and malpractice.

May 2007 - Feb 2008

FAA

Legal Extern

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007

Drafted aviation enforcement actions, motions, oppositions, appellate briefs and legislative inquiry responses; researched and drafted legal memoranda; and assisted with administrative hearings.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007

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