Jonathan B. Hammond

Ph. (319) 395-7400


Words cannot express the appreciation that we feel for having you work on our case and doing such a brilliant job with it.
— Former client, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Partner Jonathan Hammond leverages more than 35 years of criminal defense experience, providing criminal defense representation to clients in Iowa state and federal court, including the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Hammond was formerly a prosecutor with the Linn County Attorney's Office, and has been appointed by the court as a Special Prosecutor in Linn County, Jones County and Benton County, providing him with a thorough understanding of how local prosecutors handle various criminal charges.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law


  • Iowa, 1984

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1987

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1991

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2009


  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction

  • University of Iowa, B.A.,History

Professional Involvement

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1993 - Present

  • Member Emeritus, Dean Mason Ladd American Inns of Court

  • Linn County Bar Association

  • Iowa State Bar Associations


  • Assistant Linn County Attorney, 1984 - 1987

  • Linn County Advocate, 1987 - 1993

  • Special Prosecutor; Linn County (1992); Jones County (1995, 1996); Benton County (1993, 1996, 1997)