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Stephen Gregory Hammers

Practice areas:

Commercial, Litigation

About Me

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.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Litigation: 50%
    23 years, 420 cases
  2. Commercial: 50%
    23 years, 170 cases

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • John Lucas Wong

    I worked with Steve for 2 years. He is a great litigator who will advocate zealously for his clients in a ethical and cost efficient manner.

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    John Wong Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Eldon Crowe

    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.

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    David Crowe Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Price, Crooke, Gary & Hammers, Incorporated

10 Corporate Park, Suite 300
Irvine, CA, 92606-5140

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199105/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America2014
Top Trial LawyerOC Metro Magazine2014
Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America2013
Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America2012
Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaMillion Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America2011
International Academny of Trial LawyersLoyola Law SchoolN/A
Byrne AwardLoyola Law SchoolN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderPrice, Crooke, Gary & Hammers, Incorporated2007 - Present
PartnerRyan, Brosman & Hammers2002 - 2007
AssociateManning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP2001 - 2002
AssociateEpport, Richman & Robbins1992 - 2000

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaLife Member2011 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationBusiness Litigation Section2007 - Present
Villa Montana HOA BoardBoard Member2003 - 2006
Association of Southern California Defense CounselMember2000 - 2004
State Bar of California, Real Property Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationReal Property Section1992 - Present
State Bar of California, Litigation SectionMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Charles Dunn Company v. Kymm TrustVerdict 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. SummerfieldPhillip Pace Awarded verdict in his favor.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Legal Corner for California Business, Food & ManufacturingNo Paltry Purchase Orders!2012
Cal Real Estate & LendingRedevelopment Deals?2012

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - BerkeleyHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Upper Div. Property Class, Southwestern LawAnti-deficiency Legislation2008
Upper Div. Property Class, Southwestern LawAnti-deficiency Legislation2007
LA Broker ConferenceAvoidance of Claims2007