Alvin J. Hammer
South Carolina Lawyer
Alvin Hammer is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, BA, 1970, and the University of South Carolina School of Law, JD, 1973.
A native of Columbia, SC, he began practicing in 1973 with his father, the late Henry Hammer, who handled many appeals in state and federal courts, including being lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the landmark case of Byrd v. Blue Ridge Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., 356 U.S. 525, 78 S.Ct. 893 (1958).
In 1984, he moved to Charleston to join the firm of Gedney M. Howe, III, PA. He is a member of the American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association and the Charleston County Bar, on which he has served on the Grievance Committee. He is AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer-review rating for legal ability and ethics.
Mr. Hammer has extensive experience with state and federal civil cases and appeals. Throughout his practice, he has been involved in day-to-day litigation work and is extremely familiar with the application of Federal Rules.
He has been a member of the South Carolina Bar since 1973, the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit since 1974, and a member of the US Supreme Court Bar since 1980.
Admitted: 1973, South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court
Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D., 1973
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1970
Member: Charleston County and American Bar Associations; South Carolina Bar.