Chad Hammons is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. Mr. Hammons is Board Certified in Creditors' Rights Law, and focuses his practice in creditors' rights and bankruptcy law, shopping center litigation, agribusiness litigation, and general commercial litigation.
He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Mr. Hammons regularly represents lenders, landlords, and suppliers in state and federal court in Mississippi, in litigation arising out of the debtor/creditor relationship, including commercial and consumer collections, possessory actions, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, receiverships, and related defense litigation. He has extensive experience representing agricultural lenders and suppliers in state court litigation, and as creditors in disputes arising under Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Hammons routinely represents lenders in bankruptcy court, in contested matters and adversary proceedings, in both commercial and consumer cases. He also has a wide range of experience in other state and federal court litigation, including consumer finance litigation, construction disputes, and entertainment litigation.
Mr. Hammons is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he majored in History, English, and Sociology, receiving his bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1988. He also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from Ole Miss, and served on the faculty in the Department of Sociology before attending law school at the University of Mississippi School of Law, and graduating from there in 1996.
• Debtor-Creditor Issues: Mississippi Style, August 24, 2016
• Two Groups Separated by a Common Code: Debtors and Creditors in Bankruptcy, July 10, 2016, Mississippi Bar Association's Summer School for Lawyers & Annual Meeting
• 12th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law: Leases, Evictions, Litigation, and Settlements Seminar, November 14, 2013
•Jones Walker LLP hosted Mississippi Bankruptcy Distinctions Webinar, October 23, 2013
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy (listed annually since 2012)
•Board Certified, 2007, Creditor's Rights Law, American Board of Certification
•Leadership Mississippi Class of 2011
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
•McLean Institute for Community Development Leadership Class
•Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers in the areas of Creditor Debtor Rights (2009-2011, 2014-2015) and Bankruptcy (2009-2011)
•123 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked by The Best Lawyers in America 2017
•Jones Walker LLP Hosts Mississippi Bankruptcy Seminar
•Hammons Speaks at Mississippi Bar Association's Summer School for Lawyers & Annual Meeting
•Jones Walker LLP Attorneys in Mississippi Recognized in the 2015 Super Lawyers List
•125 Jones Walker LLP Attorneys Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
•Jones Walker Attorneys Named to 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers
(Certified in Creditor's Rights Law by the American Board of Certification)