Mr. Hammond has been named as an Alabama Super Lawyer in the category of Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights. He was also named by his peers in the Birmingham Business Journal as Best of the Bar in the Construction Law category and as Best of the Bar in the Creditors Rights and Bankruptcy category. Mr. Hammond has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in American in the Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights /Insolvency and Reorganization; Construction Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy.
Mr. Hammond has been given the AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubbell. An AV rating is a significant accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating.
When Mr. Hammond is not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. In addition, Mr. Hammond is active in his local church and serves as an elder.
Mr. Hammond is also an active official in USA Swimming. He is certified as a National Championship Referee and is also a FINA Referee as a result of being nominated by USA Swimming for that position. FINA is the international governing body of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of USA Swimming. He is the past Chair of the National Officials Committee for the officiating of competitive swimming for USA Swimming. Mr. Hammond was formerly the Southern Zone Officials Chair. In his role as a national championship referee, he regularly oversees and runs both local and national caliber swim meets throughout the United States. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Southeastern Swimming, Inc.