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Catherine Hammond

Catherine Hammond

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate

About Me

As an attorney in private practice in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs,  Catherine Hammond provides extensive estate and tax planning services to individuals and businesses. Ms. Hammond’s primary focus is protecting families from the devastating legal effects of disability and death. Through proper planning, individuals and families can avoid probate, protect their assets, pass on their legacies, and provide for the security of their loved ones. She will take the time to get to know you as individuals, to learn about your life and values, and work closely with you through an ongoing relationship to ensure your personal and financial goals are met as your life and the laws change over the years.


 


Ms. Hammond combines a background in business with a wide range of legal and personal experience to provide her clients with a uniquely practical perspective. An attorney since 1993, she devotes her practice solely to estate and legacy planning. Ms. Hammond also offers educational workshops on a variety of estate planning topics to both the general public and private groups, in addition to having taught Estate Planning and Taxation at Colorado Technical University.


 


Experience


Ms. Hammond learned firsthand the effects of failing to plan when her mother developed early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease without any planning documents in place, requiring her to endure the living probate of her mother’s estate. Through that experience she determined to help others avoid the added headache and heartache of a complicated and expensive legal process by obtaining a law degree and devoting her practice to estate planning.


 


Ms. Hammond’s professional experience began during law school when she worked for an estate planning and probate firm in Denver. Upon finishing law school, she worked on a contract basis with Denver-based Sherman & Howard. She then moved on to LexisNexis, a group providing authoritative legal information for attorneys nationwide, where she managed a team of attorneys and developed a knowledge of and love for the business world. Now, fulfilling her dream as a counselor and planner, she advises her clients on how best to achieve their goals while eliminating or reducing legal fees, taxes, publicity, and family conflict.


 


Ms. Hammond is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, an organization committed to promoting the highest standards of excellence in the profession. In addition, she is a member of the Colorado Springs Estate Planning Counsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and is trained as a reconciler through Peacemaker Ministries. She is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Colorado as well as the U.S. District Courts.


 


Education


Ms. Hammond completed her undergraduate work at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1987, with a major in French and a minor in Psychology. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in 1993, with a concentration in estate planning, tax, and mediation.


 


Personal


Ms. Hammond is proud to be a Colorado native.  Outside the office, she enjoys a wide variety of activities, including hiking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her young adult daughters and/or her three dogs. She is an active member of her church, and has a special interest in planned charitable giving.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Estate Planning: 80%
    14 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Probate: 10%
    14 years
  3. Elder Law: 10%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

  • Hovanes Margarian

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
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  • Michael Davidov

    I've known Catherineafor several years. She is an exceptional estate planning attorney. Catherine is a warm and compassionate attorney who is well suites for the specialty area of law. She works tirelessly to ensure that her clients receive piece of mind through comprehensive estate planning. I wholeheartedly endorse Catherine.

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    Michael Davidov Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hammond Law Group, LLC

2955 Professional Place
Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO, 80904

Hammond Law Group, LLC

7807 E. Peakview Avenue
Suite 130
Centennial, CO, 80111

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive199408/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Accredited AttorneyVeterans Administration2009
Certificate of Completion - IRA TrainingEd Slott2006
Certificate of Completion - Mediation/Reconciler TrainingPeacemaker Ministries2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct Professor - Estate Planning & TaxationColorado Technical University2008 - 2011
Estate Planning Attorney/FounderHammond Law Group, LLC2005 - Present
Legal Enhancement Editorial Manager (managed 30 Attorneys)LexisNexis1999 - 2004
Contract AttorneySherman & Howard (Denver)1995 - 1997
Law ClerkLaw Offices1991 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Colorado Springs Cerebral Palsy AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - 2012
Estate Planning Council of Colorado SpringsMember2009 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2005 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Trust and Estate SectionMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Estate PlanningCouple created Revocable Living Trust-based plan
Estate Planning/Trust AdministrationEstate wrapped up within five days of death

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
CO Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Hospice GuideCO Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Hospice Guide2009
Integrity Bank and Trust Client NewsletterCharitable Giving2006

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver College of LawConcentration in Estate Planning, Taxation, and MediationJuris Doctorate1993
Coe CollegeFrench/PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Alzheimer's Association Reason to Hope LuncheonPursuing Hope in the Face of Alzheimer's2015
Alzheimer's Association Education SeriesLegal and Financial Issues2015
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Annual MeetingWills and Trusts2014
The Palisades Community Education SeriesSurviving the Holidays When a Loved One Has Dementia2014
Alzheimer's Association Education SeriesLegal and Financial Issues2014
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Annual MeetingWills and Trusts2013
Liberty Heights Community Education SeriesEstate Planning2013
Veterans Helping VeteransEstate Planning2010
Institute for Management Accountants Monthly MeetingEstate Planning2010
Estate Planning WorkshopWills and Trusts2010
Elder Law WorkshopVeterans' Benefits and Medicaid Planning2010
Southern Colorado Residential Renters Association Monthly MeetingEstate Planning for Business Owners2009
National Association of Retired Federal EmployeesEstate Planning2009
Cheyenne Mountain NewcomersEstate Planning2009
Institute for Management Accountants Monthly MeetingEstate Planning2007
Integrity Bank and Trust Annual Client MeetingCharitable Giving2006