Melanie Hammer, Criminal Defense Attorney
I am a Native New Yorker, and as such, I have seen injustice my whole life. I became dedicated to getting justice for those wrongfully accused and in need of a strong advocate. This dedication to getting justice is why I became a lawyer. I attended Brooklyn Law School full time during the day while working evenings and weekends at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. This is the work ethic I still bring to my cases.
After I received my Law Degree, I was appointed to be an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney's Office. During my tenure as a prosecutor I honed my trial skills and handled thousands of criminal cases. I worked in the felony trial bureau, misdemeanor trial bureau, intake bureau, and supervised arraignments.
My dedication to justice led me to establish my own criminal defense practice in 2008. I have handled hundreds of cases including DUI/DWI, Assaults, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Harassment.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Female Attorneys||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2016|
|Lawyer||Melanie Hammer, Esq.||2007 - Present|
|Associate||Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP||2005 - 2006|
|Assistant District Attorney||Queens District Attorney's Office||2002 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kings County Criminal Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Brooklyn Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Kings County Criminal Bar Association, Assigned Counsol Planned Advocacy Committee||Committee Member||2012 - 2012|
|types of cases||N/A|
|Criminal Cases||vairious outcomes including dismissals, ACDs, Violations, etc.|
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|Brooklyn Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Ithaca College||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|Bronx High School of Science||N/A||N/A||1994|
|City Counsel||Defendse of Assigned Counsel Plan||2012|