Judge Hammond retired from the Henrico Circuit Court after 16 years of judicial service. From 1994 to 1998 Judge Hammond was the Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation, responsible for all tort claims against the state, state employment disputes, state construction litigation, and public utility cases for rate regulation and the demutualization of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She personally appeared on behalf of the Commonwealth in state and federal courts, trial and appellate, and at the SCC. Before her appointment by the Attorney General she practiced commercial litigation, representing a variety of large and small businesses, banks, hospitals, physician groups and insurers. On the bench, Judge Hammond and Judge Gary Hicks worked closely with the Henrico County Manager to improve community health by creating the first Drug Treatment Court in Henrico. Judge Hammond also was designated by the Chief Justice to hear annexation cases statewide. In Henrico, she heard all matters related to the Commissioner of Accounts, and she currently serves on the Standing Committee for Commissioners of Account. A lifelong volunteer, Judge Hammond was recognized by Virginia Lawyers’ Weekly among its Influential Women of Virginia and is a recipient of the MRWBA Award of Achievement. As a mediator, Judge Hammond has continued to develop her understanding of divorce and its effect on family life. Judge Hammond became Managing Director of JS in 2018.