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The Hammer Law Firm, LLC set to Teach Trial Advocacy Class

Mark A. Hammer and Nicole Chiravollatti are set to teach a class in January called Trial Advocacy II at the Saint Louis University School of Law, bringing their combined legal experience and knowledge to aspiring lawyers wishing to learn more about criminal litigation. This will be the fourth year Hammer and Chiravollatti have been welcomed to be adjunct professors at the Saint Louis University School of Law.

According to the course description, Hammer and Chiravollatti will lead students through the process of a criminal case from both a prosecutors and defense attorney's perspective.

The course of action will discuss the following criminal case stages:

  • Negotiations
  • Pre-trial
  • Trial

Mark Hammer, who is a St. Louis criminal defense attorney and the founder of The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, is a former prosecutor who taught police and prosecutors about trial advocacy and criminal prosecutors. He has extensive knowledge of both ends of the legal system, and plans on bringing this experiences to his students.

A Saint Louis University School of Law alumni, Nicole Chiravollatti is a managing attorney with The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, where she specializes in both state and federal trail practice and appellate litigation. She also has experience as a prosecutor, working on several complex felony and misdemeanor cases.

With their combined legal experience, Attorney Hammer and Chiravollatti are preparing their syllabi's to create an engaging and informative class to students studying Law. "It is a great way for us to mentor the next generation of lawyers and also keep our trial skills sharp," says Chiravollatti.

If you are studying at the Saint Louis University School of Law and wish to receive more information regarding the class, feel free to contact The Hammer Law Firm, LLC.


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