Whitmer appoints Hammon to 67th District Court seat

Jessica J. Hammon

Jessica J. Hammon

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed Jessica J. Hammon to the 67th District Court of Genesee County

Hammon is a private practice attorney in Flint where she practices family, child welfare, and juvenile criminal law. She is also a managing partner with Attorneys for Indigent Defense, PLLC, a firm that provides defense for indigent mothers involved in the child welfare system. She is the immediate past president of the Genesee County Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors.

Hammon volunteers her time as a mediator for the Community Resolution Center and as a trauma-informed yoga instructor with the non-profit organization, Youth Arts: Unlocked. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint and a Juris Doctor degree from the Ave Maria School of Law. Hammon lives in Burton with her husband Elliot.

“I am grateful to the Governor for this opportunity,” Hammon said. “I have strived throughout my career to represent my clients and my community with the utmost respect for people and the law. This is a difficult time in our society, I am proud to be called to serve in this capacity.”

This appointment was made to fill a partial term, which expires at noon on Jan. 1, 2021, after Judge Mark W. Latchana was appointed to the 7th Circuit Court.

If Hammon wishes to serve the remainder of Judge Latchana’s term, expiring January 1, 2023, she would be required to run for reelection in November of 2020.