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Claery & Hammond, LLP

Claery & Hammond, LLP is a Los Angeles-based divorce law firm that has been dedicated to serving the divorce and family law legal needs of local residents for a number of years. With hands-on experience and skill in many areas of family law, you can rest assured that you are being represented by highly respected, experienced, dedicated legal professionals committed to protecting the rights of their clients. Claery & Hammond, LLP is very respected in the community for our outstanding legal services in family law. Our firm was one of only 13 chosen for the Los Angeles Times Family Law Practitioners feature in 2013 and 2015. When you are facing a difficult family court matter, you deserve to have an experienced and caring law firm on your side. Claery & Hammond, LLP can provide the tireless advocacy and smart representation you need!

No matter the situation involved in your exact case, you can be confident that Founding Partner Lance Claery and Partner Eli Hammond will work towards giving you a unique, tailor-made solution. There is no need to attempt to fight it alone; allow a Los Angeles divorce attorney from our team to step in and help you protect your interests.

As divorce lawyers in Los Angeles, we handle both amicable and contested family court cases in an efficient and effective manner. Let us help you strategically work toward an outcome that will be most beneficial to you.

We offer a free case evaluation.

Practice Areas

  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Community Property
  • Dissolution
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Partnership
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Family Law
  • Fathers' Rights
  • Legal Separation
  • Modification Proceedings
  • Paternity Proceedings
  • Relocation Proceedings
  • Restraining Orders
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Spousal Support

Lance Claery

lance claery divorce attorneyFounding Partner Lance Claery has been successfully practicing family law for nearly two decades. He has worked with a diverse client base ranging from multi-millionaires to low income and modest means clients. He started his career working for a prestigious Southern California family law firm. Since then, Mr. Claery has worked on hundreds of divorces and other family law matters. He has handled trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, hearings, and emergency hearings with extraordinary success.

Mr. Claery completed an internship at a family law firm during law school; this is when he discovered that family law was his true calling. Helping individuals and families has always been a passion for Mr. Claery. He participated in the University of Maryland's internship program with the Hope Housing project. Here, he was able to help families in the poorest sections of Washington, D.C. learn to work together to develop enrichment programs for their children in a cooperative setting.

Mr. Claery's commitment to an open line of communication with his firm's clients and the members of this firm sets him apart from other attorneys. He is adamant that Claery & Hammond's clients are able to reach him and members of his firm when they are needed. Family law issues are stressful. At Claery & Hammond, LLP, clients come first. Mr. Claery and his law partner have carefully selected intelligent, passionate, and caring associate attorneys who will be handling your matter under their guidance.

In addition to family law, Mr. Claery has notable federal and administrative law experience. He is admitted to the United States District Court and has zealously handled security clearance matters across the country. Mr. Claery's other accomplishments include making the Dean's List at the University of Maryland, and acquiring both series seven and series sixty-six licenses; this experience provides him with a strong understanding of all types of assets and investments. Mr. Claery is a member of the California Bar Association and the Washington, D.C. Bar Association, as well as the Los Angeles County and San Diego County Bar Associations.

Founding partner Mr. Claery has contributed numerous donations to the University of Maryland's scholarship programs for honors students, supported local philanthropic organizations, and enjoys helping others in need.

Eli V. Hammond

james green divorce attorneyPartner Eli V. Hammond is an experienced and accomplished attorney. He has vast knowledge of all aspects of family law, as well as administrative law.

He chose family law because he enjoys helping others in a profound manner. Through practicing family law, he is able to touch people's lives by assisting with their personal and critical domestic issues. Family related legal matters such as divorce, child custody, domestic violence, support, and domestic partnerships are uniquely personal to the people involved and are incredibly important to them.

The rigorous process of becoming a certified family law specialist takes resilience, intelligence, experience and true dedication. These qualities are all must-haves in order to successfully practice family law. The knowledge Mr. Hammond has as a CFLS is remarkable and unparalleled.

Mr. Hammond maintains that a proactive approach is critical when dealing with any type of family law matter. In order to protect his clients' rights, it is important to lead the litigation – to be active and not passive. This not only postures his clients well for litigation, but this approach also creates a strong setting for settlement negotiations.

He emphasizes one word: "advocacy." He puts his clients first, at all times. He focuses on what he is able to accomplish for his clients. He believes in the litigation process and knows how to use it to help his clients. He uses his vast knowledge as a CFLS and past experience in general civil litigation together as a means to accomplish his clients' goals.

Claery & Hammond, LLP
2121 Avenue of the Stars #2900
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 817-6904

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