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Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Mission Statment

Our law firm offers a personalized approach to satisfying your legal needs. As a smaller firm, we provide one-on-one services to our clients, tailored to finding practical legal solutions. Our clients rely on us to deliver knowledgeable legal advice, and peace of mind that their rights are always protected.

As a client-centered law firm, we focus on establishing a trustworthy attorney client relationship, geared towards providing diligent, affordable, and high-quality services. The firm offers services such as criminal defense, personal injury, and appellate work. Although our emphasis is in criminal defense and civil practice, we also provide services such as contract preparation and negotiation, estate preparation, and some family law issues.

Communication is key, and the best way to ensure a strong attorney client relationship is through proper communication. Our law firm strives to ensure that our clients are informed and empowered every step of the way.


We proudly serve the communities of San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County. If you or anyone you know is in need of superior representation or legal advice, please contact our firm for a free consultation and case evaluation. 

 

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We at Hammett & Galan know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Attorneys

 
 
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Partner

Erik J. Hammett

Erik J. Hammett is one of the founding partners of Hammett & Galan Attorneys at Law.

Prior to being admitted to the California Bar, Mr. Hammett worked as a Certified Law Clerk for the Riverside County Public Defenders Office, honing his skills as a criminal defense litigator. Additionally, Mr. Hammett worked as a freelance civil litigation law clerk for various small law firms throughout the Inland Empire.

Since entering private practice two years ago, Mr. Hammett has brought three appeals to conclusion. Most notably succeeding in having a more than $700,000.00 attorneys fees award against his clients reversed. (Unpublished Risdana v. Duncan.) Additionally, Mr. Hammett has brought nearly a dozen trial level cases to conclusion, by either settlement, or judgment in his clients’ favor.

Currently, Mr. Hammett's practice focuses on criminal defense, civil litigation, and appellate law practice.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE
B.A., Political Science, 2008

Activities & Affiliations

• Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, Member
• Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member-at-Large

Bar Admissions

• California

 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

Jemima Galan

Jemima Galan is one of the founding partners of Hammett & Galan Attorneys at Law.

Born in Argentina, Ms. Galan is fluent in both English and Spanish. Prior to being admitted to the California Bar, Ms. Galan worked as a Certified Law Clerk for the Riverside County Public Defenders Office, honing her abilities as a criminal defense litigator, as well as using her linguistic skills to ensure that her clients obtained the best understanding of their legal issues. Ms. Galan also participated in the "Fresh Start Program" helping previously convicted clients obtain expungements and other forms of post-conviction relief. Additionally, Ms. Galan volunteered with the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project translating various documents from English to Spanish.

During law school, Ms. Galan was the Chief Executive Editor of the University of La Verne College of Law Law Review Journal. During her tenure with the Law Review Journal, Ms. Galan published an article titled Banning, The Box, Building a Future; How Expansion of California's Legislation Would Mend The Threaded Strands Between Recidivism and Employment in Criminally Convicted Offenders, 37 U. La Verne L. Rev. 343 (2016).

Currently, Ms. Galan's practice focuses on criminal defense, post-conviction relief, civil litigation, and appellate law practice.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE
B.A., Philosophy, 2014

Activities & Affiliations

 

Bar Admissions

• California