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John L. Hammons

Born: New Orleans, Louisiana
Admitted to bar, 1976, Louisiana

John Hammons graduated from Northeast Louisiana University, magna cum laude, in 1973 with a B.A. in government and from Louisiana State University Law School with a J.D. in 1976, where he received the award of First Place in the Robert L. Tullis Moot Court Competition. John is a founding member of Nelson & Hammons and has been featured in Super Lawyers continuously since 2007.


  • Northeast Louisiana University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1973)
  • Louisiana State University (J.D., 1976)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Recipient, First Place – Robert L. Tullis Moot Court Competition
  • Louisiana State University Law School, 1976. Member, Governor’s Commission on Medical Malpractice, 1989-1990

Awards & Recognition:

  • Governor’s Commission On Medical Malpractice, 1989-1990
  • Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel, 1989-1990
  • American Society Of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2000-2003
  • Medical Malpractice Section Of Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Professional Negligence Section of the American Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice Medical Malpractice Exchange
  • Medicine & Law Committee Of American Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Section Of American Association for Justice
  • Featured in Super Lawyers in 2007-2017
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Top 25

Memberships & Associations:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Louisiana Association for Justice (Member: Board of Governors, 1992-1993; Medical Malpractice Section)
  • The American Association for Justice; American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics