Randall J. Hammond


After graduation from law school, Mr. Hammond served as a judical law clerk for the Allen Superior Court. Since 1982, he has been in general private practice and an Allen County Public Defender. His private practice areas include criminal (state and federal, felony and misdemeanor, traffic and expungement), family law (divorce, paternity, custody, child support, and adoption), peronsal injury-accident claims, estate planning (wills, living wills, power of attorney, and probate), general civil cases including plaintiff and defense. He has participated in numerous jury trials over the past 35+ years including the first defense of a request for life without parole on a murder charge. He has been appointed as lead counsel on four capital (death penalty) cases. For several years, he served as the Allen County Chief Public Defender and a Federal Court Public Defender. Mr. Hammond's primary practice areas are criminal defense and family law and new claims are always welcome.

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

Other Affiliations

  • Allen County Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Allen County Child Advocacy Center, Board Member
  • Alcohol Abuse Deterrent Program, Board Member
  • Allen County Community Corrections, Board Member


  • Fort Wayne Monthly "Top Lawyers" Trial Practice, Criminal Defense since 2012
  • Rated AV Preeminent the highest Martindale Hubbell rating since 2013
  • Named Best Attorneys in Indiana since 2013

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Mediation
  • Civil Law (both Plaintiff and Defense)
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Planning


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Valparaiso University
    • B.S. - 1978