Attorneys

Stanley F. Hammer


Education

  • University of South Carolina (B.A., 1974; M. Lib., 1977)
  • Campbell University (J.D., 1984)

Admission to Bar

  • 1984, North Carolina
  • 1985, South Carolina, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1987 United States District Courts (North Carolina’s Eastern, Middle and Western Districts)
  • 1988  United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • 1989 United States Supreme Court

Certifications

  • Certified Mediator (2002-present), North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission

Memberships

  • High Point Bar Association, President, 2012-2013; Vice President 2011-2012
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Guilford Inn of Court, President (2009-2011); Vice-President (2007-2009); Secretary/Treasurer (2005-2007)

Community Involvement

  • Reading Connections Board of Directors (2012-2016)
  • Beth David Synagogue Board of Trustees (2013-)

Legal Involvement

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Louis B. Meyer, Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court, 1986-1987
  • Director of Research and Assistant Professor of Law, 1985, Campbell University School of Law

Significant Cases

  • Bird v. Bird, 363 N.C. 774, 688 S.E.2d 420 (2010) (on brief, summary judgment issue);
  • State v. Haddock, 191 N.C. App. 474, 664 S.E.2d 339 (2008) ( reversing conviction);
  • Bryant v. Bowers, 182 N.C. App. 338, 641 S.E.2d 855 (2007) ((affirming trial court ruling in connection with spouse’s year’s allowance)
  • Oakes v. Wooten, 173 N.C. App. 506, 620 S.E.2d 39 (2005) (( affirming jury verdict in motor vehicle negligence case);
  • State v. Moore, 111 N.C. App. 649, 432 S.E.2d 887 (1993) (reversing conviction based on failure to trial court’s failure to instruct on jury on law of self defense);
  • State v. Sapatch, 108 N.C. App. 321, 423 S.E.2d 510 (1992) (reversing client’s conviction which was based on search violating the Fourth Amendment).

Publications

  • Samuel Leibowitz: Courageous Advocate, The Bencher Magazine, Jan/Feb 2012, p. 18-21.
  • Welcome to Dispute Resolution Law Reviews, North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Spring 2004).
  • Should District Attorneys Control the Criminal Trial Calendar?, 59 Popular Government 2 (Spring 1994).
  • Recovery of Computer Assisted Research Charges in Federal Court: Putting Some Byte in Federal Fee and Cost Shifting Statutes, 9 Am. J. Trial Advocacy 265 (1985).
  • You Take (45% of) My Breath Away: Apportionment of Worker’s Compensation Awards in Occupational Disease Cases, 4 Campbell Law Rev. 107 (1982).

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

  • 2016
    • High Point Bar Association Annual CLE, Saaco and Vanzetti: A Study in Legal Ethics – February, 2016.
  •  2014
    • High Point Bar Association Annual CLE, Discipline of Attorneys for Conduct Outside the Practice of Law – February 21, 2014.
  • 2013
    • High Point Bar Association Annual CLE, The Scottsboro Trials: A Study in Professionalism and Ethics – February 2013.
  • 2008
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, Annual Review of Torts and Products Liability – September 6, 2008, October 21, 2008, November 25, 2008.
  • 2007
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, Annual Review of Torts and Products Liability – September 8, 2007, October 27, 2007, November 17, 2007.
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, Automobile Accident Litigation, Recent Developments in Automobile Accident Law, February 8, 2007.
  • 2006
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, Tort Law Seminar – Negligence – January 12, 2006.
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, General Practice Seminar – Torts – November 10, 2006.
  • 2005
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, General Practice Seminar – Recent Developments in Torts – November 10, 2005.
  • 2004
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, Criminal Law Seminar – Professionalism- January 2004.
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, Motor Vehicle Law in North Carolina – Proving Damages – September 24, 2004.
  • 2003
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, Evidence Seminar – Rule 404(b) – January 2003.
    • High Point Bar Association: Coordinator of Professional Responsibility and Ethics Seminar (High Point), May 5, 2003.
    • N.C. Institute of Government: Training Conference for New Felony Defenders (Chapel Hill), June 2003.
  • 2002
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, Criminal Law Seminar – Professional Responsibility – January 2002.
    • N.C. Institute of Government: Training Conference for New Felony Defenders (Chapel Hill), June 2003.
  • 1995
    • North Carolina Bar Association: Course Planner, Criminal Appellate Advocacy Seminar (Raleigh), January 20, 1995.

Peer Rating

5.0/5.0

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