Our Attorneys

The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys of Nelson & Hammons are dedicated to helping all of our clients.

Nelson & Hammons is committed to providing professional guidance and representation, as well as obtaining fair compensation for those patients, and their families, who have been seriously injured as a result of substandard medical care. With all four attorneys handling medical malpractice and related matters, Nelson & Hammons is specially situated to thoroughly investigate and effectively handle such cases.

John L. Hammons | Our Attorneys | Louisiana Medical Malpractice Firm | Nelson & Hammons Attorneys at Law

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.

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Cornell Rushing Flournoy | Our Attorneys | Louisiana Medical Malpractice Firm | Nelson & Hammons Attorneys at Law

Cornell Rushing Flournoy

Born: Shreveport, Louisiana
Admitted to bar, 1985, Louisiana

Cornell Rushing Flournoy grew up in Shreveport and graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a B.A. in English in 1980. She graduated from Louisiana State University Law School in 1984 and joined Nelson and Hammons in 1986. Cornell has been a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys continuously since 2009.

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William W. Murray, Jr.

Born: Bossier City, Louisiana
Admitted to bar, 2010, Louisiana

William “Billy” Murray, Jr., graduated from Louisiana State University Shreveport, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in accounting in 2004, and an M.B.A. in 2005. Billy graduated from Louisiana State University Law School, earning his Juris Doctor/Diploma of Civil Law, in 2010, where he received the award of First Place in the Ira S. Flory Trial Advocacy Competition. Billy joined Nelson & Hammons in 2012 and was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2018 and 2019.

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Robert “Clayton” Christian

Born: Morton, Mississippi

Robert "Clayton" Christian grew up in Morton, Mississippi, and graduated from Rhodes College with a B.A. in International Studies and History in 2015. He graduated from Tulane University Law School in 2020, earning his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration. While at Tulane, Clayton served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law. Additionally, Clayton served as a Student Attorney in Tulane’s Juvenile Litigation Clinic.

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