Alvin J. Hammer

Mr. Hammer is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts and the University of South Carolina School of Law with a Juris Doctor. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, he began practicing in 1973 with his father, the late Henry Hammer, who handled many appeals in state and federal courts.

In 1984, Mr. Hammer moved to Charleston to join the Law Offices of Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A. He has extensive experience in state and federal civil litigation and appeals and is extremely familiar with the application of Federal Rules.

Mr. Hammer 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 Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell.

Current Employment Position

  • Lawyer

Year Joined Firm

  • 1984

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Admirality
  • State & Federal Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Criminal Defense
  • Traumatic Brain Inury
  • Electrocution
  • Burns
  • Degloving
  • Amputations


  • 50%

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980

Professional Associations

  • Charleston County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Charleston County Bar Association, Grievance Committee, Member


  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. – 1973
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A. – 1970