Hammond, Larry A.

  Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Larry has spent over 25 years practicing in the private sector, but regards his two tours with the Department of Justice as among his most satisfying professional experiences. He served as an Assistant Watergate Special Prosecutor in 1973-74 and then returned to Justice during the Carter Administration where he worked in the Office of Legal Counsel as the First Deputy Assistant Attorney General under both Attorneys General Griffin Bell and Ben Civiletti.

  • J.D., University of Texas, 1970; Texas Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1969-70; Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Texas, 1967 


  • U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., 1971-73
  • U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Hugo L. Black, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Judge Carl McGowan, 1970-71 

Professional Recognitions And Awards

  • Distinguished Honorary Alumnus Award, University of Arizona Law School, May, 2004
  • Judge Learned Hand Award for Community Service, Arizona Chapter of American Jewish Committee, March, 2003
  • Arizona State Bar Foundation Walter E. Craig Award for Career Service, 2001
  • President's Commendation, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, January, 1997 and 1999
  • Civil Libertarian of the Year, Arizona Civil Liberties Union, 1993, 2000
  • Pro Bono Service Award, State Bar of Arizona, 1991
  • Exceptional Service Award, U.S. Justice Department, 1980
  • Federal Younger Lawyer of the Year, 1980
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business , Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, 2004-2009
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense, editions 1995-2010
  • Best of the Bar, Business Journal, Pro Bono, 2005 

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1975
  • California, 1971 

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1975
  • Arizona Supreme Court, 1975
  • California Supreme Court, 1971 

Professional Activities

  • American Judicature Society, President and member of Executive Committee, 2003-2005, Board of Directors, 1995-present, Criminal Justice Reform Committee, Chair 1992-present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Justice Project Chair, 1998-present
  • American Bar Association, Biological Evidence Task Force, 2003-2005
  • American Bar Association, Task Force on War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia, 1993-95
  • Arizona Capital Representation Project, of Directors, 1988-present, Vice President, 1988-present
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Indigent Defense Task Force, 1995-present
  • Human Rights First, Lawyer Steering Committee (formerly known as the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights) 

Publications and Presentations

  • Presentation: Speech to the Harris County Bar The Landscape of Criminal Justice: Texas and Beyond, May 21, 2004
  • Justice Project Editorial, Why Gideon Mattered to Hugo Black, The Champion, January/February 2003 (reprinted in The Defender, April 2003)
  • Editorial, Justice Project: 5 Year Report, The Defender, January 2003
  • Editorial, Restoring Confidence in the Criminal Justice System, Judicature, 2002 (unsigned)
  • Justice Project: Status Report and Update, The Defender, July 2002
  • Scrutiny a Must in Criminal Cases, The Arizona Republic, January 2002 (Co-author)
  • Capital Punishment in Arizona and The "New" Death Penalty Debate, The Defender, June 2001 (Co-author)
  • Popular Culture and The Death Penalty, The Defender, July 2000 (Co-author)
  • Aiding the Incarcerated, Litigation Magazine, Winter 2000 (Co-author)
  • Aryan Brother's legacy is safer prison system, The Arizona Republic, February 6, 2000 (Co-author)
  • The Justice Project: Y2 OK!, The Defender, January 2000 (Co-author)
  • Worldwide Concern: We Should Offer Global Support to Those Fighting for Human Rights Anywhere, Arizona Journal, August 9, 1999 (Co-author)
  • Editorial on Felony Murder: Bad Law Needs Reining in for Sake of Fairness, Arizona Republic, May 14, 1999
  • May God Have Mercy: A True Story of Crime and Punishment, Judicature, November-December 1998
  • U.S. Has Everything to Gain From an International Criminal Court, Nov. 9, 1998 Arizona Journal (reprinted in the Colorado Journal, Nevada Journal, and Washington Journal)
  • Prisons Lack Commitment to Safety, Arizona Republic, April 12, 1998 (Co-author)
  • Arizona's Crisis in Indigent Capital Representation, Arizona Attorney, March 1998 (Co-author)
  • Observations on the Mock Impeachment Trial of Abraham Lincoln, 40 Ariz.L.Rev. 351 (1998)
  • Editorial on Capital Execution: Jose Ceja Didn't Deserve to Die, Arizona Republic, January 25, 1998

New Rules, on Indigent Representations, Arizona Attorney, February, 1997 (Co-author)