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Barbara Kay Hammers

About me

Family Law matters can be difficult and finding the right fit between you and the lawyer you hire is crucial to reducing the stress you already feel. I pride myself in the personal attention I give each person who trusts me to guide them through the process. Knowing the options you have gives you the ability to make the right choices for you and your family. I can provide you with the knowledge you need to make the right choices. Give me a call.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Family: 50%
    19 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($325-425/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Thomas Pisarra

    I have worked with Barbara on multiple matters and always found her to be an excellent attorney with a great knowledge of the law and the case. She was professional at all times and a great representative of her client.


    David Pisarra Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Scott Edward France

    I proudly endorse Attorney Hammers. She is well respected both in her own legal community and here on the AVVO community. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of excellent family law representation.


    Scott France Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hammers & Baltazar, LLP

2800 28th Street
Suite 305
Santa Monica, CA, 90405

Hammers & Baltazar, LLP

276 Victoria Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney in Family LawOC Register Metro Magazine2014
Southern California Super Lawyer - Family LawSuperLawyer Magazine2014
Southern Californa Superlawyer, Famlily LawSuperlawyers Magazine2013
Top Attorney in Family LawOC Register Metro Magazine2013
Southern California Super Lawyer, Family LawSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Attorney in Family LawOC Metro Magazine2012
Top 5 Attorneys in Orange County for Family LawOC Metro Magazine2011
Top 5 Lawyers in Orange County for Family LawOC Metro Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHammers & Baltazar, LLP2004 - Present
PrincipleHammers & Baltazar, APLC2002 - 2004
PrincipleKelly & Hammers, APC1997 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionExecutive Committee Advisor2011 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember, Family Law Section2007 - Present
Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law AssociationMember2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationPresident2009 - 2010
State Bar of CaliforniaFamily Law Section Executive Committee Member2008 - 2011
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Executive Committee Member2007 - 2012
Santa Monica Bar AssociationChair, Family Law Section2006 - 2009
Santa Monica Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2006 - 2012
State Bar of CaliforniaFamily Law Section Standing Committee Chair2005 - 2008
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Member1997 - 2011
American Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Member1997 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Christina Adams v. Jack A. 209 Cal.App.4th 1543Reversed and remanded to trial court to appoint special master and set reasonable fee, if any, for evaluation.
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Family Law StrategiesTrends in Divorce and Custody in California2009
Divorce Proceeding in California-Prep Your ClientGuiding your Client Through Divorce2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
California State University, FullertonPsychologyOther - Bachelors1994
Citrus Community CollegeCosmetologyAssociate Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Essentials SeriesEssentials of a Family Law Trial2014
Family Law Section CLEFamily Law Evidence: From the Fundamentals to the Nuanced2012
29th annual National CLE ConferencePlaying it Safe, Security Issues for Lawyers2012
49th Annual Family Law SymposiumStreamlining your Case without being Swept Downstream2011
33rd Annual Child Custody ColloquiumThe Good, Bad, and Ethical Considerations in Representing Clients in Custody Evaluations2011
The Home Show; KRLA 890 AM RadioFamily Law Mythbusters2010
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law SectionThe Impact of "Marriage of Feldman"2010
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Spring Conference Continuing EducationThe Date of Separation, When is it Over?2002