Virginia Hammerle is the co-founder of Hammerle Finley Law Firm, serving clients throughout Dallas/Ft. Worth and the surrounding areas for more than 30 years. Ms. Hammerle is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and was voted a SuperLawyer in 2012 and 2013.
Ms. Hammerle is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried more than 100 civil cases to completion. She has represented clients in complex civil matters, including:
Ms. Hammerle expanded her practice to include the area of “Elder Law” which addresses the convergence of legal needs with the social, psychological, medical, and financial needs of individuals. In the planning stages of Elder law it can include issues such as power of attorney, medical and burial directives, estate planning and more. Specific Elder Law issues include dementia, nursing home care, Elder abuse or neglect, as well as Medicare.
Ms. Hammerle is a Member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and she is certified by the State Bar of Texas as Ad Litem. Additionally she is a member of the WealthCounsel and the National Care Planning Council.
Ms. Hammerle is licensed and admitted to practice before Texas Courts and in the following Federal courts: Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Hammerle has worked with the Senate Health and Human Resources Committee and has testified before the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee on issues relating to aging and guardianship.
Founded in 1984, Hammerle Finley Law Firm has more than 20 employees, including 7 senior level lawyers. The firm’s headquarters are located in Lewisville, Texas, with offices in Dallas, Plano, Corinth and Denton.
Ms. Hammerle served on the Boards of the Dallas County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Medical Center for 10 years, serving as Chairman of the Board for three years. She was a founder and President of the Highland Village Parks Foundation and was instrumental in arranging for the purchase of a $1.3 million property for use by the Foundation, the City and non-profits.
Ms. Hammerle is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Care Planning Council, WealthCounsel and the Texas Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is also a member of the Denton County Bar Association as well as the Denton County Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section.
She is a member of the Texas Association of Bank Counsel and approved counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She served as counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation, where she was a member of the elite SWAT team.
A frequent speaker at professional and community seminars, Ms. Hammerle has authored LegalTalk columns for 30 years and had her own radio show. Her articles have been published in the Dallas Morning News, The Denton Record Chronicle, The Lewisville News, The Denton Business & Community News, Senior Living Magazine and Cross-Timbers Gazette, to name a few.
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I endorse this lawyer. I referred several clients to Virginia on Elder law and estate planning matters and the results have always been the same...very happy clients. She is a wealth of knowledge on these subjects, as well as civil litigation. She is my go to contact on these matters.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1982||07/16/2016|
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|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Thomson Reuters||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Thompson Reuter||2013|
|Texas Super Lawyers||Texas Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters Group||2012|
|Top Attorneys in Texas||Top Attorneys in Texas||2012|
|Hixson Award||Kiwanis International||2011|
|Managing Attorney||Hammerle Finley Law Firm||1984 - Present|
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|United Way||Advisory Board||2013 - Present|
|Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils||Member||2012 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Member||2012 - Present|
|The National Care Planning Council||Member||2012 - Present|
|Texas Association of Bank Counsel||Member||2000 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2000 - Present|
|Denton County Bar Association||Director||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1982 - Present|
|Denton Kiwanis Club||President||2010 - 2010|
|Trinity Medical Center Board of Trustees||Chairman of the Board||2000 - 2000|
|EMC Mortgage Corporation v. Ameriquest Mortgage Company||Confidential settlement|
|Medical Extrusion Technologies-Texas, Inc. v. Kevin Wolfe, Deborah Wolfe, and Heat Shrink Innovations, LLC||, jury trial , final judgment granting permanent injunction and $700k damages|
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|Establishing a Guardianship for Elder Law Clients (Aspatore)||Guardianship Law in Texas||2013|
|Wealthcounsel Quarterly||SEO & Video Marketing||2013|
|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1979|
|United Way Planning Giving Program||Giving from the Client's Perspective||2013|
|Lewisville NewComer's Meeting||Elder Law||2013|
|Family Service Conference||5 Documents to Live (and Die) With||2013|