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Former Prosecutors Protecting Your Rights & Defending Your Future

Former Prosecutors

Clients in need of representation during criminal cases have many choices. Few of these lawyers that a client can choose from, however, possess the unique level of experience and insight held by our St. Louis criminal defense attorneys. As former criminal prosecutors who draw from more than 60 years of combined legal experience, Attorneys Mark Hammer and Nicole Chiravollatti know the "other side," and use this knowledge to effectively act as bold advocates against even the most skilled and ruthless prosecutors. When you need representation to defend against the charges and penalties you face, you need to bring proven legal warriors to the fight.

Why working with former prosecutors can help:

  • Insight into the other side’s playbook
  • Knowledge of how charges are filed and dropped
  • Knowledge of the government’s obligations and procedures
  • Understanding of pre-file intervention to prevent charges
  • Strong relationships that can be leveraged

How Our Experience as Prosecutors Helps You

The accusations you face are made by a prosecutor. On their side of the legal arena, they have the comfort of making you prove them wrong. As former prosecuting lawyers, our team knows the tactics prosecutors use to make their cases because we've used them ourselves. We can precisely anticipate their strategies and negate them in your favor. Our years spent on the other side of legal proceedings have prepared us thoroughly for careers in criminal defense, and we utilize that experience in every case we handle.

Knowing the strategies and tactics prosecutors employ allows our firm to establish options to produce a favorable resolution. We are prepared for their case to the point that we can anticipate their plan before they begin to carry it out. As former prosecutors turned criminal defense lawyers, we also realize that when prosecutors are intent and focused on a conviction, they all too often turn a blind eye to the things that compromise their case against a defendant. Our insight and versatile experiences enable our legal team to understand the vulnerabilities of prosecutors and law enforcement officers, and we harness this knowledge to your full advantage.

Our legal team is constantly at work in courts throughout the state. We have cultivated a solid reputation and positive relationships with prosecuting attorneys, judges, and other legal peers. They know that we have experience on the both sides of legal proceedings, and they are often much less willing to challenge our experience and skills because they recognize that we have the capability to dismantle the prosecution's case. Our dedication to maintaining credibility, trust, and professional respect is an additional layer to our practice's foundation that we rely on as we serve our clients.

St. Louis Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Fight for You

Our lawyers' careers as former prosecutors afford our legal team an element of experience that has been a driving force behind our success. We use every opportunity these attributes create to the full advantage of our clients and are able to provide them with a level of representation rarely available elsewhere. We invite you to learn more about the ways in which former prosecutors who have become criminal defense attorneys can make the difference in your case during a free case evaluation. Bring former prosecutors to the fight for you. 

Contact a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer from The Hammer Law Firm, LLC today.

client testimonials

At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Help and support through every step of the process..."

    Growing up often has painful mistakes, as my son can attest to! Mark and Nicole were both sympathetic and supportive as they ...

    - D.S.
    "Thank God for Mark Hammer"

    I cannot begin to explain in words how thankful I am that I contacted the Hammer Law Firm when I found myself facing criminal legal charges. I and my family will always be grateful beyond words for the role that Mark Hammer and The Hammer Law Firm played i

    - Former Client
    "Mark and Nicole are the best law firm partners ever."

    They are professional, courteous, and respectful to both the courts and their clients. This team of professionals is not in business just for the money, they are truly out to help their clients.

    - C.E.
    "He is a gentleman, exudes confidence and relieves stress with his truth."

    After a thorough review, Mark began to address every legal issue confronting our son, he had already done his homework, which began to bring sanity back into our family as we sat there.

    - Ken
    "Phenomenal Experience!!"

    We contacted Mark Hammer for help with our son. Mark was truly amazing! He worked hard for our son, was always a text or phone call away, and we could not have asked (or predicted) a better outcome! Absolutely in awe of him.

    - D.C.
    "You don't know how much of a blessing you are to us"

    Thank you so much, Nicole. I have faith and believe everything that's happening is for a reason. I know everything will be fine and I believe you are going to do everything you can and I'm very grateful for it.

    - C.G.
    "I could not have imagined getting through this difficult and uncertain time without the help of the Hammer Law Firm."

    I absolutely recommend Mark and Nicole to anyone who is needing more than a lawyer, but people who do genuinely care about you and who want to get the best possible outcome to get you through this difficult time.

    - E.M.
    "I have never met such dedicated attorneys that work so hard for the truth to come out at the trial."

    I just wanted to thank you again for your compassion, kindness, and support given to my family throughout this ordeal.  I thank the Hammer Law Firm for not only giving my son his life back but his family as well.

    - Former Client


What Makes Us Different
  • One-On-One Attention
    We work directly with you to determine the best possible outcome based on your goals and needs. We then create personalized legal strategies to set your case up for success.
  • Accessibility & Availability
    Our attorneys pride ourselves on always being available to address any questions you have regarding your case. With our team, you aren't just a number.
  • Unique Legal Insight
    As former prosecutors who know how the 'other side' operates, we have a unique insight that allows us to set our client's cases up for success.
  • Experienced Legal Counsel
    The Hammer Law Firm, LLC team has more than 60 years of combined criminal law experience. We have the tools, knowledge, and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf.
protecting You & Your Future Former Prosecutors With Over 60 Years of Combined Experience

When you want personal support and proven representation, you need to bring The Hammer Law Firm, LLC to the fight.