Hammerschmidt Law Corporation maintains a strong commitment to practicing law at the highest level of professional and ethical standards. Admitted to practice in 1987, Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt is a Fresno County based criminal defense attorney who represents men and women in criminal matters in state and federal courts. For more than 12 years Mr. Hammerschmidt worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Fresno, where he served as President of the Fresno County Prosecutors Association. He also served as senior legal advisor to the Fresno Police Department, an agency of more than 800 officers, where he advised the Chief of Police’s executive staff on various legal issues. Jeffrey Hammerschmidt is certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as a criminal law specialist. There are fewer than 400 attorneys in the state of California, many of which are prosecutors, who have earned this important distinction.
Mr. Hammerschmidt has a strong reputation in the Fresno community for his knowledge of the law. Primarily representing professionals including white collar, felony and misdemeanor DUI, workers’ compensation premium fraud, health insurance billing fraud, and federal and state drug cases. He has also been featured in prominent media publications and interviewed by Court TV for his role in prosecuting a high-profile triple homicide case, People v. Dana Ewell. Mr. Hammerschmidt has appeared on American Justice, Court TV’s Forensic Files; Court TV’s Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege, and Justice, The Discovery Channel’s Solved; and most recently, In Ice Cold Blood. Mr. Hammerschmidt has been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers List for the last six years and was honored with the distinction of Northern California Super Lawyers Top 100 List in 2015-2019.
Over the last 15 years we have filled our offices with assertive, compassionate, and hardworking attorneys who refuse to quit. We thirst for knowledge and continue to improve the way we practice. We show up early, we work late, and we put our clients as the highest priority. Since our firm’s inception in 2006, our philosophy has been to do the best possible job at every step to obtain the best possible result for our clients. We treat our clients as if we were in the client’s position. If you choose Hammerschmidt Law Corporation to represent you, we will work with you every step of the way to help ensure that the criminal matter you or a loved one is facing has the least impact on your life that it can possibly have.