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jhammond@bsslslawfirm.com

Jonathan R. Hammond

Jon has diverse litigation and transactional practice which ranges from the defense of personal injury, professional liability and construction defect claims, to advising business owners and individuals on a wide range of commercial matters, including employment and intellectual property. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Jon practiced for several years with a large litigation firm in Southern California where his focus was the defense of general contractors and developers in complex construction defect actions. 

During law school, Jon was awarded the American Law Institute (ALI)/American Bar Association (ABA) Award for Scholarship and Leadership. He also externed for a state appellate court justice, served as the Business Development Editor of the Chapman Law Review, and competed on the law school's moot court team, where he was a national semi-finalist at the Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school, Jon lived in Mexico for five years where he gave English classes to business executives and developed fluency in Spanish. In his free time, Jon enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and three children. 

 

PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Construction Defect
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Transactions

 

 

EDUCATION: 

Chapman University School of Law (J.D. 2012)
(Magna Cum Laude)
University of Idaho (B.A. 2004)
(Phi Beta Kappa)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

California State Bar (2012 to Present)
Washington State Bar (2016 to Present)
Spokane County Bar Association
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
Defense Research Institute

PUBLICATIONS: 

Major Changes on the Horizon for Chiropractors Performing CR 35 Exams: Insurance Defense Counsel Beware, published in Defense News (Washington Defense Trial Lawyers), Summer 2017

Emails Are (Usually) Not Not Potatoes, published in For the Defense (DRI), March 2018

APPELLATE DECISIONS: 

Brandon Bethay, et al. v. Shawn Parker, et al. Division III Case No. 35541-1-III, October 2, 2018. (Holding Defendant landowners owned no duty to warn licensee members of youth summer camp regarding conditions existing at nearby Lake Cle Elum Reservoir swimming area, in case involving the drowning death of a minor).