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May 29, 2024

Judge Melissa Hammond works to bring parties together, calm people down

Los Angeles County Superior Court

From an early age, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Melissa R. Hammond was immersed in the legal profession.

Her father, Barry F. Hammond, a criminal defense attorney in Van Nuys, often took her to court, jail, and to client meetings. "Maybe five or six years old is when I started going with him all over the place," she recalled.

Hammond followed her father's career path closely, first majori... (continued)

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