James R. Hammer
James R. Hammer is a founding partner of Shiells & Hammer. He practices Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Elder Law. James discovered his passion for this practice area during law school when he served as trustee for the estate of a close family friend. Seeing the power of a proper estate plan, James realized by becoming an Estate Planning attorney he could help families navigate both the difficulty of proactive contingency planning, and the difficult and emotional time following the death of a loved one.
After earning his law degree from Arizona State University, James returned home to California to pursue his legal career in Estate Planning. Since becoming an attorney James has worked on numerous Estate Plans, Trust Administration, and Probate Court proceedings. He is a member of the American Bar Association, California State Bar, California State Bar Trusts and Estate Section, Sacramento County Bar Association, and Placer County Bar Association. He received his B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley in Political Science.
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