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Donald J. Hamman

Donald J. Hamman is a founding partner of Stuart Kane LLP, and practices in the Litigation group.


Mr. Hamman is a successful trial and appellate attorney, with extensive experience in mediation, binding and non-binding arbitrations, settling cases, and handling writ, jury and bench trials and appeals in complex business litigation, real estate litigation, employment litigation and environmental disputes in, among other venues, the following:

Cases Mr. Hamman has litigated include:

Mr. Hamman’s litigation practice includes representing managers, owners, developers, venture capitalists, property buyers and sellers, landlords, tenants, investors, title companies, real estate brokers and agents, design professionals, banks, lenders, borrowers, guarantors, redevelopment agencies, cities, contractors, manufacturers, civil engineers, corporations, LLCs, partnerships, joint ventures, LLPs, law firms, and others.

Mr. Hamman’s appellate work includes being the attorney of record on many unpublished appellate opinions, and on the following published opinions from the Courts of Appeal:

Mr. Hamman has taught continuing legal education courses and seminars for city staffs and consultants, attorneys, small community groups, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and the National Association of Purchasing Management. His litigation courses covered topics including:

He also has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Orange County Superior Court, regularly speaks at Bridging the Gap programs for newly admitted attorneys, and served as a member and chair of the Orange County Bar Association Judiciary Committee. Mr. Hamman has served on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Chapter of the American Heart Association for the past two years, and as of July 9, 2013 has been the Chairman of that Board.

Prior to becoming a founding partner of Stuart Kane LLP, Mr. Hamman was a shareholder and former chair of the litigation practice at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth.