Patrick Hammon

Patrick Hammon

Partner

With a strong blend of energy and creativity, Patrick represents clients in complex litigation matters, including intellectual property, criminal defense, and high stakes commercial disputes.

Drawing upon deep litigation experience, Patrick has secured several high-profile defense wins, including defeating a federal criminal indictment against a major delivery service and a class action brought against a professional football league. He focuses on delivering positive results to his clients, who view him as a trusted business partner.

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  • Credentials

    Admissions

    • State Bar of California
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

    Education

    • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (2007)
    • B.A., University of California, Berkeley (2004)
  • Experience
    • Member of team that prevailed against federal criminal charges for allegedly conspiring to distribute controlled substances.
    • Member of NFL defense team that successfully defeated class action brought by former players involving claims regarding use of painkillers.
    • Member of trial team that successfully sued licensee on behalf of tech company for breach of  license agreement concerning flash memory products.
    • Member of trial team that successfully defended professional athlete against criminal charges for allegedly making false statements to grand jury.
  • Awards & Honors
    • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2018
    • California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award (White Collar Criminal Defense), 2017
  • Speaking Engagements
    • Featured Speaker, Pincus Communications 15th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts, 2019
  • Professional & Community Contributions
    • Commissioner, Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE) Committee; assisting the Governor in the judicial selection process by providing independent evaluations of candidates for judicial nomination and appointment
    • Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) Board of Trustees, Member
    • The San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, Member
    • Board of Directors, San Jose Christmas in the Park
    • Silicon Valley Urban Debate League
    • Founder and Coach of San Jose Downtown College Prep Debate Team and Mock Trial Team
    • Professor, Lincoln Law School of San Jose (2015-16)