Vanessa L. Hammer Named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC is pleased to announce that founding partner, Vanessa L. Hammer, has been named as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The AAML is comprised of the top matrimonial attorneys throughout the nation who are recognized as preeminent family law practitioners with the highest levels of knowledge, skill, and integrity. In order to be elected, each Fellow must successfully complete a rigorous selection process that includes national and state examinations, personal interviews, and professional and judicial recommendations.

Vanessa is well-regarded for her diplomatic and creative approach to family law. Vanessa believes that everyone is deserving of high quality legal services. To that end, Vanessa has dedicated her entire legal career to representing families from all walks of life; from high-net-worth individuals in complex divorce proceedings involving substantial assets, business valuations, tax, and trust issues to families with limited estates. Vanessa also represents families in contested matters involving children as a litigator, a mediator, and by court appointment, as a Guardian ad Litem.

“I am honored to be a member of this distinguished group of family law professionals. I am fortunate to have been mentored along the way by many AAML Fellows both in Illinois and Texas. I look forward to carrying on their legacy of excellence and professionalism.”, said Ms. Hammer.

Hammer Serna & Quinn congratulates Vanessa on this extraordinary professional achievement. We look forward to her continued leadership of the firm and as a Fellow of the AAML.

The AAML was established in 1962 and is the preeminent organization for family law practitioners. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the AAML is comprised of approximately 1,600 Fellows across the country. For more information, visit or contact Executive Director Jill C. Peña at

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