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Donald R Hammond

DUI and DWI Attorney at Torrance, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Don Hammond

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%
    Don has the same DUI training as the police, and uses their training to help his clients. DUI is a complex area, and Don understands the ins and outs of the California DUI system.

    13 years

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    Felonies and misdemeanors; drug crimes, DUI, hit & run, theft, robbery, burglary, vandalism, domestic violence; parole hearings; writs of habeas corpus.

    15 years

The Law Office of Donald R. Hammond provides quality legal representation in the fields of DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, post-conviction and related matters.  Don has the same training that the police receive, and uses their training manuals to spot issues that can help your case.  Our breadth of experience across several legal fields provides us with a unique perspective.  No matter is too big or too small, give us a call today!

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Location

Law Office of Donald R. Hammond
21515 Hawthorne Blvd.
Ste. 590
Torrance, CA, 90503

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and quick response
I called Attorney Donald R. Hammond for a consultation. He answered the phone right away (no answering service or paralegal which is great). Don was able to answer my questions right away and told me what to do if a certain events were to occur. Don is very articulate and detailed- the type of attorney you want.
Posted by Melanie | September 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Reccomend!
Getting in trouble can be unbelievably scary, and having someone in your corner makes the process quite a bit easier to handle. I am a corporate recruiter in Aerospace & Defense, a business owner, and an influential person within my church community. Getting in any sort of trouble with the law has a serious impact on various parts of my life, as it would anyone else. Don Hammond was referred to me by a dear friend of mine. He was kind, patient, professional, and there for me at a very pivotal time in my life. He showed up immediately (in the middle of the night) at the drop of a dime, with one simple call. Don eased my fears, answered my questions, and helped me through one of the biggest storms in my life. He would conveniently coordinate meetings close to where I was, he would even come to me when we needed to exchange paperwork, talk, etc. I still call him from time to time with questions, and he always gets back to me within a few hours. I'm grateful for his services and would highly recommend working with Don.
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Posted by Randy | November 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shouldn't have waited so long!
After years of trying to get a former business partner to live up to his end of a contract, I knew my time was running out. I didn't want the hassle and expense of going to court, but it seemed like I had no choice. Don came highly recommended, so I hired him to file suit. But when the other party was faced with the prospect of going up against a high-powered attorney, he blinked and finally got serious about settling the matter outside of court. Don handled the negotiations like a pro, and got me a better deal than I hoped for. I should have hired Don years ago, but I will sure be quick to call him anytime I need expert legal advice in the future.
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Posted by Olivia | October 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When you need expert assistance
Sometimes I really hate being right. When it comes to my fiance for instance. I have often warned him about being a hothead that doesn't know when to shut up. Sure enough, his smart mouth got hom into hot water, and when someone called the police, he tried talking himself out of trouble but only dug a deeper hole. There's no doubt the charges are trumped up but now we're stuck cleaning up this mess. Good thing we were referred to Mr. Hammond for help. He let us know what the situation is and how things could work out. There are no guarantees but I am feeling much better since meeting with him. The legal system is not a friendly place to find yourself so you definitely need someone like Mr. Hammond to help you so you don't get chewed up and spit out by it.
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Posted by Carlos | October 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me a second chance!
Like many people (such as most of my friends), I did some stupid things when I was younger. But unlike most, I got caught, then got some very bad advice, and ended up with a black mark on my record that has been following me around. Recently, it cost me a great job opportunity and I said enough is enough. I was lucky to find Mr. Hammond (he likes to be called Don, he's not a typical stuffy lawyer). He knew exactly what to do and filed a bunch of paperwork and got it pushed through to help me. My record has been cleaned up like it never happened. Although I missed out on a great job, I am now applying for other positions with a lot more confidence and know that I won't have to worry about getting that awkward phone call again. Thanks Don!
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2015
Awesome Experience
I have dealt with a handful of lawyers and Don has been my favorite. Not once did I ever have to call him to check in to see how things were progressing. He kept me informed at all times and was a pleasure to work with. He's straightforward and a damn good lawyer. Should I have any future problems - Don will be the first one I call. I've already recommended him to friends and family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Donald R. Hammond
  • 2010 - Present
  • Contract Associate
  • Raymond Paul Johnson, A Law Corporation
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Post-Conviction Justice Project Fellow
  • University Of Southern California Law School
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Raymond Paul Johnson, A Law Corporation
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Extern
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Southern California Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Occidental College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v Lucas
  • Parole Granted

Associations

  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Executive Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Fair Chance Project
  • Legal Clinic Director
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Captain / Pilot / Legal Officer
  • 1993 - Present
  • California Habeas Project
  • Advisory Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best of San Pedro - Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • San Pedro Award Program
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Waterfront BNI
  • Recent Developments in Criminal Defense & Case Results
  • 2019
  • Torrance Kiwanis
  • You Want Me to do What? DUI Pitfalls
  • 2019
  • Rolling Hills Kiwanis
  • You Want Me to do What? DUI Pitfalls
  • 2019
  • Narbonne High School
  • Dialogues on Freedom
  • 2019
  • Lomita Kiwanis
  • You Want Me to do What? DUI Pitfalls
  • 2019
  • Waterfront BNI
  • What to Do When Suspected of DUI
  • 2018
  • Parole Clinic 2018
  • Psych Reports in the Parole Process
  • 2018
  • Waterfront BNI
  • Post-Conviction Relief
  • 2017
  • Waterfront BNI
  • Your Rights During a Police Encounter
  • 2017
  • Narbonne High School
  • Dialogues on Freedom
  • 2017
  • Waterfront BNI
  • Recent Updates in DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Narbonne High School
  • Dialogues on Freedom
  • 2016
  • Fair Chance Project
  • Preparing for Parole
  • 2015
  • Think Outside the Cage, KPFK Radio Program guest
  • Recent Developments in AEDPA
  • 2012
  • Meeting
  • Battered Women in the Parole Process
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (18)
Endorse Donald
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am asked about a well qualified criminal defense attorney to assist people when an encounter with law enforcement occurs. I am a big believer in avoiding every consideration in driving a motor vehicle after consuming excessive alcohol, especially knowing that Uber and Lyft options are so readily available nowadays. Nevertheless, mistakes are made, and I firmly believe that drunk driving arrests need to be considered for prosecution, but I also firmly believe that each person should have an attorney who is an expert in this area to evaluate their circumstances and confirm that the correct laws are being enforced and that legal rights are being protected. Attorney Hammond has attended extensive training in alcohol screening analysis and court procedures that pertain to allegations of DUI. Therefore, as a societal norm, we all discourage DUI, but if an arrest occurs, he is the best attorney to assist you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don is excellent when it comes to anything involving DUIs. He understands the science, knows how to cross-examine police officers and will zealously represent any client through this process is court."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Don Hammond understand DUI law backwards and forwards. He routinely out maneuvers the prosecutors in this field. I would not hesitate to refer someone arrested for DUI to Don for a robust defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Don and they have all been thrilled with the results. Unlike many of his peers, Don has been trained to know the requirements of an arrest and is able to utilize that knowledge to protect his clients. Highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Since we attended law school at USC Gould, Donald Hammond has been dedicated to the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes. At USC, he served on the board of the Post Conviction Justice Project. Since that time, he has represented a number of clients who were overcharged or wrongfully charged for crimes, and helped them get justice. He is aggressive for his clients, and does not give up. He knows the system very well."
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