Stephen G. Hammers is a shareholder with Orange County’s Price, Crooke, Gary & Hammers, Incorporated in Irvine, California. The Price firm is a business and litigation boutique, representing both local and international businesses in Orange County and throughout Southern California for nearly 45 years.
Mr. Hammers has 22 years experience in the areas of general business and real estate law and has tried cases to verdict in most State and Federal Courts of Southern California. He represents national and local businesses, commercial developers and real estate professionals, but also champions the causes of individuals and small business owners. A significant number of Mr. Hammers’ business cases have been tried to juries, where he has enjoyed a 100% success rate. Some of these verdicts and awards may be reviewed here.
Mr. Hammers is an active member of the Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Associations. He regularly lectures on business and real estate issues, including varied topics in commercial and residential real estate. He has been a guest speaker on the issues of Secured Transactions and Anti-Deficiency Legislation at the Southwestern Law School. He has served as a volunteer Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court, and also regularly serves as a judge at Loyola Law School’s National Trial Advocacy Competition.
Read more about Stephen’s experience as an attorney in the field of business law, real estate law, commercial collections and lease litigation at hammers-law.com.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 1991
I had the pleasure of working with Steve on a litigation matter involving claims in both California and Washington state courts. I found Steve’s frank communication style and candor refreshing. His interest in ensuring that his client received effective and efficient representation was clear from day one. I would not hesitate to work with Steve again and believe his results based attitude would be an asset to any client.
David Crowe Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top Trial Lawyers in America||Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America||2014|
|Top Trial Lawyer||OC Metro Magazine||2014|
|Top Trial Lawyers in America||Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America||2013|
|Top Trial Lawyers in America||Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America||2012|
|Top Trial Lawyers in America||Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America||2011|
|International Academny of Trial Lawyers||Loyola Law School||N/A|
|Byrne Award||Loyola Law School||N/A|
|Shareholder||Price, Crooke, Gary & Hammers, Incorporated||2007 - Present|
|Partner||Ryan, Brosman & Hammers||2002 - 2007|
|Associate||Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP||2001 - 2002|
|Associate||Epport, Richman & Robbins||1992 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America||Life Member||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Business Litigation Section||2007 - Present|
|Villa Montana HOA Board||Board Member||2003 - 2006|
|Association of Southern California Defense Counsel||Member||2000 - 2004|
|State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Real Property Section||1992 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Litigation Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|Charles Dunn Company v. Kymm Trust||Verdict of $461,290.50 in Favor of Charles Dunn Company, Mr. Hammers' Client.|
|Chicago Title Company v. Alpine-Rivera, LLC, H. Wayne Klekamp, Inc., Destiny-Phoenix, et.al.||Wayne Klekamp, Inc., Mr. Hammers' client, prevailed.|
|Pace v. Summerfield||Phillip Pace Awarded verdict in his favor.|
|The Legal Corner for California Business, Food & Manufacturing||No Paltry Purchase Orders!||2012|
|Cal Real Estate & Lending||Redevelopment Deals?||2012|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of California - Berkeley||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|Upper Div. Property Class, Southwestern Law||Anti-deficiency Legislation||2008|
|Upper Div. Property Class, Southwestern Law||Anti-deficiency Legislation||2007|
|LA Broker Conference||Avoidance of Claims||2007|