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William Kent Hamlin

Criminal defense Attorney at Fresno, CA

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also known as Kent Hamlin

This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About William

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Focusing on jury trials and jury consultation

  2. Mediation
    All case types


William Kent Hamlin
Hammerschmidt Law Corporation
2445 Capitol St., #215
Fresno, CA, 93721

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Superior Court Judge
  • Fresno Superior Court
  • 1999 - 2020
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney for the County of Fresno
  • 1992 - 1998
  • Associate
  • McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth, LLP
  • 1987 - 1991


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Stanford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"After twenty years as a Judge, Kent has an extraordinary understanding of what will (and will not) be effective. Extremely well-regarded in the legal community"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William "Kent" Hamlin is a passionate advocate with a deep knowledge of the law. This recently retired Fresno County Superior Court Judge returned to the practice of law and endeavors to provide quality legal representation and trial advocacy to individuals facing criminal charges or governmental investigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kent Hamlin and I worked at the same firm early in our careers, then both worked as prosecutors for years before he became a judge. We are thrilled that Kent has joined our firm."
Criminal defense
Federal crime
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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William Kent Hamlin
Criminal defense Attorney
Fresno, CA