Randall J Hammond

Randall J Hammond



Fort Wayne, Indiana

Phone: (260) 420-6000

Fax: 260-424-6000

Mr. Hammond has been in private general practice and an Allen County Public Defender since 1982. His private practice areas include criminal (state and federal), civil, family law, personal injury, wills and probate. Currently the Chief Public Defender for Allen County, he has participated in numerous jury trials over the past 30+ years, including lead counsel on four capital (death penalty) cases and the first life without parole case in Allen County.

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

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


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

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allen County Bar Association, Board of Directors
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Allen County Child Advocacy Center, Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Allen Superior Court Judicial, Law Clerk, 1981 – 1982

Pro Bono Activities

  • Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Valley
  • Angola Lodge No. 236 F.& A.M.
  • Mizpah Temple A.A.O.N.M.S.
  • Former President, Lions Club of Fort Wayne

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