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Managing attorney of Shawn P. Hammond and Associates which consists of two attorneys and four secretaries.


Shawn Hammond is an Augusta attorney with over 16 years of legal experience, 26 years of military experience and has handled over 2500 cases.


We specialize in the areas of:  Divorce; Military Divorce; Custody; Grandparent Custody; Adoption; and, DUI.


Shawn Hammond is the only attorney in the United States who has served as an Infantry Officer who has had combat commands in both Afghanistan and Iraq. 

In January 2006 Shawn Hammond closed his law office for a 21 month deployment with 16 consecutive months spent in front line ground combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.  For his service he was awarded numerous medals including the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantrymans Badge.


Shawn demonstrates dominating trial skills that reflect a blend of his legal and combat experiences.  Combat hardened for courtroom battle is a terms that most lawyers in Augusta and other areas of the state have come to respect.



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 45%
    20 years, 2.25 thousand cases
  2. Juvenile: 15%
    20 years, 500 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    20 years, 350 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



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Contact info

Shawn P. Hammond and Associates

601 North Belair Square
Suite 7
Augusta, GA

Shawn P. Hammond

505 Courthouse Lane
Augusta, GA



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199607/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Bronze StarUnited States Army2007
Schützenschnur - GoldFederal Republic of Germany2007
Iraq Campaign MedalUnited States Army2007
Afghanistan Campaign MedalUnited States Army2007
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service MedalUnited States Army2007
NATO MedalUnited States Army2007
Combat Infantrymans BadgeUnited States Army2007
Honored ProfessionalWho's Who2002
Honored ProfessionalWho's Who2001
Honored ProfessionalWho's Who2000
Honored ProfessionalWho's Who2000
Honored ProfessionalWho's Who1999
Honored ProfessionalWho's Who1998
Honored ProfessionalWho's Who1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyShawn P. Hammond and Associates1997 - Present
Battle Captain CSC Scania IraqUnited States Army2007 - 2007
Embedded Tactical Trainer - AfghanistanUnited States Army2006 - 2007
Managing AttorneyShawn P. Hammond - Attorney at Law1997 - 2006
ExternshipUnited States Court of Appelas for the Armed Forces1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boy Scouts of AmericaExecutive Committee Member2011 - Present
VFW - Veterans of Foreign WarsMember2008 - Present
Augusta Family Law Bar AssociationFounding Member2005 - Present
Augusta Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1996 - Present
American LegionMember1988 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaCubmaster / Den Leader2002 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Mississippi School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Augusta CollegePsychology / Military ScienceBA1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Army Legal SeminarMilitary Domestic Relations2014
Fort Gordon Unit TrainingLautenburg Amendment and Military Discharges2013
Army Legal SeminarDivorce During Deployment2013
Army Reserve Unit TrainingMilitary Domestic Violence Protective Orders2012
Army Domestic Violence Unit TrainingLautenberg Amendment and Military Discharges2011
Unit Annual TrainingDomestic Violence and the Military2010
Annual TrainingMilitary Divorce2010
Annual Domestic Violence SeminarDomestic Violence and the Military2010
Cobb County Bar Association, Family Law SectionDivorce and Military Divorce2009
Augusta State University Veteran's Day CeremonyVeteran's Day and Global War On Terrorism2009
Commander's Conference - Unit TrainingMilitary Domestic Relations2007
Afghanistan Ministry of Defense Legal SeminarDivorce and Domestic Violence2007
Afghanistan Ministry of Defense Legal SeminarLaw of War2007
Unit TrainingMilitary Divorce2006
KMTC Legal SeminarCommercial Contracts2006
KMTC Legal SeminarLaw of War2006
KMTC Legal SeminarUCMJ - Uniform Code of Military Justice2006
Afghanistan Ministry of Defense Legal SeminarInternational Law2006