Sandra B. Hammond

Sandra B. Hammond

Partner
Location:
Louisville, Kentucky
Phone:
502-584-1000
Fax:
502-584-2318
Email:

Ms. Hammond is a native of Louisville. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with majors in Sociology and Spanish. She spent her junior year abroad in Madrid, Spain. Ms. Hammond received a Master of Arts in Foreign Language Education in 1979 from the University of Louisville prior to graduating from law school. She has extensive experience representing clients in Family Law matters including child custody disputes, juvenile court matters, divorce litigation, adoptions and co-parenting matters. She has served as a Guardian Ad Litem in Jefferson Family Court for twenty years, representing child who have been abused and neglected

Ms. Hammond is a certified Family Court Mediator where she mediates all types of family court issues and disputes.

In addition, she is a court-approved Parent Coordinator who is appointed in high-conflict divorce cases to address parenting concerns such as timesharing, education for the children, participation in extracurricular activities and creating co-parenting tools.

Ms. Hammond is also an influential civic leader. She has been a Trustee of the Board of Directors of Key One Healthcare and Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare. She has served as past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, a Kentucky Foundation with $250,000,000.00 of assets.

In addition to her Family Law focus, Ms. Hammond's practice includes estate planning and probate matters.

Ms. Hammond is married, has two adult children and two grandchildren.

Areas of Practice

  • 65% Family Law, Divorce, Adoption, Custody Disputes
  • 15% Estate Planning
  • 15% Mediation for Family Court Matters
  • 5% Parent Coordinator for High Conflict Divorce Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 65% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Court Mediator, Jefferson Family Court, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1986
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • M.A., Master of Arts - 1979
    • Major: Foreign Language Education
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1977
    • Major: Spanish
    • Major: Sociology

Published Works

  • Award-Winning Foreign Language Programs, National Textbook Company, 1981

References

  • Hon. Joan Byer
  • Jeffrey Polson
  • A. Scott Trager

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 1986 - Present
  • Louisville Bar Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Guardian Ad Litem for children in Jefferson Family Court, 1996 - Present
  • GALA

Past Employment Positions

  • Borowitz & Goldsmith, PLC, Attorney, 1988 - 2013
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Jefferson Family Court, Attorney, 1997 - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee for Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services, Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare
  • Chair of the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence
  • Past President of Jewish Community Center