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Jeffrey Hammerschmidt

Jeffrey  Hammerschmidt

2445 Capitol St.
Fresno, California 93721
United States

Telephone: 559-233-5333
Firm: Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation
Practice Overview:
If you have been charged with a crime, the prosecutor will spare no effort to gain a conviction. Attorney Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt previously worked as deputy district attorney, working to convict those accused of misdemeanors and felonies. At Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation, he now uses this experience to help clients fight criminal charges.
Contact the Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation
Our firm handles all adult and juvenile charges in federal and state courts. We also represent clients in Department of Motor Vehicle driver's license revocation hearings and administrative licensure proceedings. We take on appeals, expungements and other post-conviction matters.
Certified in Criminal Defense
Our principal lawyer, Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt, has been a lawyer since 1987 and has been focusing on criminal matters since 1992. In addition, he is one of the few lawyers certified as a specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization. His combination of practical experience and extensive knowledge makes him a strong advocate for our clients, whatever charge they face.
Strong investigations make strong cases
One of the elements in any criminal case is verifying the facts behind the charge. Our investigators are a former deputy sheriff and a district attorney’s investigator. They are able to determine the validity of the charges. They also uncover any irregularities in the case brought by law enforcement, making sure that all evidence was obtained legally and that the client’s rights were protected throughout the process.
Contact our offices in Fresno to discuss your case. The sooner you call for a free consultation, the sooner we can begin working for you.


Professional Profile:
Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt is a Fresno County criminal defense attorney who represents men and women in criminal matters in state and federal courts. He has been a licensed attorney for the past 23 years and has practiced in criminal law for 18 years. 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.
Mr. Hammerschmidt is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist. He obtained this distinction in 1998. Less than 400 lawyers statewide are certified as Criminal Law Specialists.
Mr. Hammerschmidt served as a contributing author to California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice, commonly referred to as the Bible of Criminal Law. He also served as an instructor of Evidence and Criminal Law at San Joaquin College of Law.
Mr. Hammerschmidt has a strong reputation in the Fresno community for his knowledge of the law. 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, and Court TV's Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, Justice and most recently he was featured on The Discovery Channel's, Solved.
Martindale Hubbell recognizes Mr. Hammerschmidt as an AV rated attorney, the highest rating available to any individual attorney. Mr. Hammerschmidt is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, an honor limited to the top five percent of attorneys nationwide. He has received a rating of 10.0 out of a possible 10.0 from AVVO, a respected attorney rating firm.
Mr. Hammerschmidt served for the past 19 years as a volunteer for VIP Mentors, formerly known as Volunteers in Parole, an organization which provides attorney mentors to parolees looking to make positive changes in their lives. Mr. Hammerschmidt is a past-Chair of VIP Mentors. He is also a graduate of Leadership Fresno, and served as class Vice-President.

UndergraduateMissouri State University, Kirksville, Missouri, 1983 B.S. Major: Business AdministrationB.S.1983
LawUniversity of Missouri Columbia School of Law, ColumbiaJ.D.1987

Affiliations & Memberships:
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Fresno County Bar Association

American Bar Association

State Bar of California

Central California Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1990
Board of Directors

Central California Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1989 - 1990
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Central California Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1988 - 1989
Member, Board of Directors

Criminal Law Section of the California State Bar

Criminal Law Section of the Fresno County Bar Association