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Hon. Catherine C. Hammond (Ret.)

Judge Hammond retired from the Henrico Circuit Court after 16 years of judicial service.  From 1995 to 1998 Judge Hammond was the Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, responsible for all tort claims against the state, state employment disputes, state construction litigation, and public utility cases for rate regulation and the demutualization of Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  She personally appeared on behalf of the Commonwealth in state and federal courts, trial and appellate, and at the SCC.  Before her appointment by the Attorney General she practiced commercial litigation, representing a variety of large and small businesses, banks, hospitals, physician groups and insurers.  On the bench, Judge Hammond and Judge Gary Hicks worked closely with the Henrico County Manager to improve community health by creating the first Drug Treatment Court in Henrico.  Judge Hammond also was designated by the Chief Justice to hear annexation cases statewide.  In Henrico, she heard all matters related to the Commissioner of Accounts, and she currently serves on the Standing Committee for Commissioners of Account.  A lifelong volunteer, Judge Hammond was recognized by Virginia Lawyers’ Weekly among its Influential Women of Virginia and is a recipient of the MRWBA Award of Achievement.  As a mediator, Judge Hammond has continued to develop her understanding of divorce and its effect on family life.  Judge Hammond became Managing Director of JS in 2018.


Business disputes, divorce and family law issues, personal injury, traumatic brain injury, local government and policy issues, annexation, testamentary estates, wills and trusts.


Denison University, BFA

University of Virginia School of Law, JD


President, The John Marshall American Inn of Court

Board Member, Greater Richmond Bar Foundation

Member, Standing Committee on Commissioners of Accounts

Member, Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association

Faculty, National Drug Court Institute

Former Chair, Hammond Commission on Community Services and Inpatient Care

Former Chair, St. Andrew’s School Board

Former Editorial Board Member, Virginia Bench Book for Lawyers and Judges

Former Member, Commission on Courts of the 21st Century

Former Faculty Member, Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course

Graduate, Leadership Metro Richmond

Former Deputy Attorney General, Civil Litigation Division

Former Partner, McGuireWoods (Richmond)

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