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Roman Vincent Hammes

Litigation Attorney at Summerville, SC

4.7   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 12 years
    South Carolina - SC 16 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2007
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Roman

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Commercial Litigation, civil litigation, lawsuits, trials

    16 years

  2. Business

    16 years

  3. Real estate

    16 years

Roman V. Hammes focuses his multistate law practice on litigation, business law and commercial real estate. He helps individuals and business owners find solutions to their legal problems. Roman has extensive litigation experience from case inception through trial. He has tried more than 50 contested matters including bench trials, evidentiary hearings and jury trials. He has been named a Superlawyer from 2016 to 2021.

Roman actively practices in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley Counties in South Carolina and in Central Florida. He is admitted to practice in the states of South Carolina and Florida and in the United States District Courts in the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, the District of South Carolina, and the United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Outside of the office, Roman enjoys hunting, exploring the waters of the Lowcountry and spending time with his wife Jenny and his children. Roman can be reached at or via email at


Client's Choice 2014,2012
Client's Choice
2014 2012

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Charpia & Hammes, Attorneys at Law


4.7 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2014
Hiring an attorney is no small matter. I couldn't be happier.
Like many, I approached the hiring of a lawyer with a healthy level of skepticism. I couldn't be happier, however. Roman was referred by my trusted financial advisor and Roman did a stellar job... he even helped with subsequent issues that arose beyond my initial need. On a scale of 1 [low] and 10 [high] Roman is an 11 and you owe it to yourself to get advice from someone with such integrity and care.
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Posted by Fin | March 2, 2015
Excellent Quality of Service, Highly Recommend!
Roman and his staff were excellent, they were persistent and got the job done on my case. No shades of great and very direct communication, exactly what you should expect from a great lawyer. I highly recommend Roman and his firm.
Posted by Kenworth | February 17, 2015
Absolutely recommend!
I've worked with Roman for years and when it comes to someone who is honest, hardworking and truly cares about the needs of his clients, I can't imagine anyone else to handle my legal affairs. I've used him personally and also for many business needs and would absolutely recommend he and his team.
Posted by Windermere | October 13, 2014
Great attorney - trusted advisor
Roman has assisted us with several personal matters and recently a business matter. I wholeheartedly recommend Roman without hesitation. He is absolutely earnest and insightful-- a pleasure to work with and someone in whom I have complete confidence. I believe he actually cared about the outcome of each of our matters-- not something that can be said about most other attorneys. Having Roman at our side during some potentially tumultuous legal events eased our anxiety a great deal-- he always seems well-prepared and fearless. He projects an approachable confidence, and everyone we encounter in the legal realm seems genuinely happy to see him. How many attorneys receive that type of reaction!! I certainly don't look forward to future legal matters-- but having Roman on our side makes the possibility of future trouble much less troubling.
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Posted by Business Client | September 3, 2014
Business/Transactional Client
Mr. Hammes is a brilliant Attorney. His insights and strategies are second to none. His knowledge of the law and understanding of its parameters are phenomenal. He takes the time to make sure that anything unfamiliar is explained and he is prompt in his returning of calls and emails.
Posted by Hunter | March 4, 2014
Fantastic Lawyer. Great experience!
Fantastic outcome from a trusted guy. He went out of his way to attend to my case and near the end helped me settle with little regard for himself putting the client (me) first! Additionally he is very personable and a super fella!
Posted by JR | January 24, 2014
Professional and Expeditious
I was referred to Attorney Hammes and was told that he is professional and the best at what he does. In handling my case, I found that to be true. He and his staff worked hard on my case. He was always available on the phone to speak with me directly. I wholeheartedly would recommend this attorney to anyone needing legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2012
What a blessing!!!
Mr. Hammes was highly recommended to my husband and I. We originally met with another attorney to assist us with the dreaded Chapter 7 process, but thankfully we chose Roman to help us. He is extremely knowledgable and we are very pleased with his expertise in the field of bankruptcy and business reorganization. He painlessly guided us through what was a very tough situation for us. Our paperwork was flawless and he even stripped our second mortgage. We are forever grateful for your assistance and would highly recommend you to everyone.
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Posted by Jeff K. | August 28, 2012
Chapter 11 Business Bankruptcy
Thanks for all your hard work and attention to detail. I was thoroughly impressed with everything you have done and greatly appreciate your efforts. Even the judge commented on the detail and orderliness of your work! It's rare anymore to find people that do what they say their going to do and then go beyond even what you expected. I hope for your continued success. I would highly recommend hiring Roman to handle the complications and difficulty that a chapter 11 business bankruptcy case can bring.
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Posted by Amanda | August 27, 2012
Extreamly Satified Client
Mr. Hammes, and his team are experts , they covered every detail of my finanical profile, which include stripping a second mortgage, unsecured credit, and confermed a resent mortgage modication.
Posted by Jeff | August 27, 2012
Great Service!!
We have used Roman for debt restructuring and negotiation several times over the last few months and have been tremendously pleased. He is extremely smart, has great attention to detail, and works through things for us the way we understand and need his assistance. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2012
Beyond Pleased
We could not be more pleased with Roman's level of expertise in debt negotiations and we are very thankful for the favorable deal Roman negotiated for our family. Thank you Roman for all of your hard work and we will certainly be recommending you to others.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
He is an Arrogant Charlatan
I hired him to evict a squatter and correct a title. I paid him over $5,000 in the course of 1 year. I foolishly dealt with him for a year. The only invoice I received from him was for $3,121.32. have not received a refund or explanation. He rarely answered my e-mails and I had to make appointments to talk with him on the phone (it sometimes took a week before he talked with me.) He was usually rude and resented when I asked him a question. He just told me he knew what he was doing. I finally told him I was dissatisfied with his lack of effort and correspondence with me. He got mad and withdrew from the case. I am guilting of putting up with him for as long as I did. I retained another attorney who favorably resolved my case in 4 weeks. Avoid this guy like the plague.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nardella & Nardella, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Charpia & Hammes, Attorneys at Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Roman V. Hammes, P.L.
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Associate Lawyer
  • Wolff, Hill, McFarlin & Herron, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate Lawyer
  • Query, Sautter, Gliserman & Price, LLC
  • 2007 - 2010
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  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004


  • Dorchester County Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Berkeley County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Business Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2014 - 2015
  • The Rotary Club of Orlando
  • 2013 - 2015
  • George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Citrus Civitan of Orlando
  • President
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Executive Association of Greater Orlando
  • 2012 - 2015
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
  • 2010 - 2019
  • Orlando Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • One Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • CFBLA Annual Seminar
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Loan Workouts but were Afraid to Ask
  • 2014
  • U.S. Bankrupty Court Brown Bag Lunch
  • 11 U.S.C. 523 and 727, Exceptions and Objections to Discharge
  • 2012
  • OCBA Business Law Committee Meeting
  • Bankruptcy Proofing Settlement Agreements
  • 2012
  • Executives Association of Greater Orlando
  • Bankruptcy Basics- Chapters 7, 11 and 13
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (22)
Endorse Roman
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roman is an excellent attorney. He is knowledgable, dedicated and hard working. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Roman Hammes. Whenever I have clients with civil litigation issues I refer them to Roman Hammes. Roman has an outstanding reputation in the legal community and is known as a tireless advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roman helped a family member with a critical legal matter after another attorney gave my family member poor advice. In the process, I learned what a knowledgeable advocate Roman is. He is my "go to" guy for any client's bankruptcy issue, particularly if it is complex or involves business debt."
Unknown Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for being a top-notch attorney in the community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roman is incredibly knowledgable of bankruptcy, especially in the commercial setting. Also, his ethics are above reproach ."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney to refer cases to for bankruptcy related matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roman is extremely knowledgeable in the bankruptcy arena. I have referred numerous clients to him and they have been very satisfied."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever I have a question or referral regarding bankruptcy law, Roman is the first attorney I go to. His knowledge on the subject is outstanding."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roman is a consummate professional who reliably and skillfully advocates for his clients. I can endorse him personally and professionally."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Roman is a great lawyer and a great guy. You will be well served to hire him as your attorney."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Friend
"Roman is a fantastic bankruptcy lawyer and all around fine person. I would not hesitate to refer him a client having financial issues and considering bankruptcy, or any individual or company needing assistance in bankruptcy court."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roman is a great guy and attorney. I endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Roman is an outstanding lawyer and gentleman. He is well known in the legal community as a top notch bankruptcy lawyer. He's an excellent contact."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Roman is a great bankruptcy attorney and a great guy. I would highly recommend Roman."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Roman Hammes as he is true professional. He combines his legal knowledge with a down to earth business approach to solutions for his clients. Solid attorney who provides great service to his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In addition to being an affable guy, Roman is an extremely competent practitioner of the law. On several occasions now, I have called upon him to catch me up to speed on some nuanced area of the Bankruptcy Code, and not only has he been able to guide me to the correct solution, but he has always made himself immediately available and has caught right up to speed on the facts of my cases. I would certainly endorse both Roman and his firm for any and all of your bankruptcy services."
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