Known for his friendly, compassionate nature outside the courtroom and aggressive drive to win in the courtroom, Steve Hammond has been a tenacious client advocate for more than 20 years. Starting out as a trial attorney while serving in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Steve was a prosecutor and defense attorney handling hundreds of cases at courts-martial. He left active duty in 1995 and continued as a reserve officer until his retirement in 2003 as a Lieutenant Colonel, USMC Reserve.
Since 1995, Steve has represented injured persons in their pursuit of fair compensation. His courtroom efforts have resulted in two of the highest personal injury verdicts ever in Augusta County, one of the highest verdicts ever in Waynesboro and a three day multi-million dollar settlement in Harrisonburg. His courtroom experience provides an excellent foundation of expertise to the HammondTownsend team.
- B. A. Virginia Tech (1977)
- J.D. Washington & Lee University School of Law (1989)
- Naval Justice School (1989)
Bar Admissions & Organizations:
- Virginia State Bar
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group
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