Frank J. Hammond III (Jeff) was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1977. He was also admitted to the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States Tax Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States in subsequent years. His experience spans from taxation, corporate, bankruptcy & creditors' rights, estate planning & administration, and real estate to banking and commercial lending & finance. Jeff has published several articles in the Mississippi Law Journal and is active in several professional organizations.

Honors & Recognitions

  • 14 American Jurisprudence awards
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Graduate Counsel Fellow
  • Mississippi Law Journal, Editorial Board
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Richard B. Stephens Award for Outstanding Student in Graduate Tax Program

Community & Professional

  • Adjunct Visiting Professor of Law, Graduate Program in Taxation, University of Alabama School of Law (1983)
  • Southeast Region Special Liaison Tax Committee, Chairman (1982-83)
  • The Mississippi Bar (1980-81, Taxation Committee, Chairman; 1988–89, Estates and Trust Section, Chairman )
  • American Bar Association (Committee on Current Probate Developments, Vice-Chairman; 1989–2004, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)
  • Brandon First United Methodist Church
  • Merchants & Marine Bank, Board of Directors
  • Merchants & Marine Bankcorp, Board of Directors

Articles & Publications

  • "Civil Rights-Section 1983 Damages-Prosecutor Has Absolute Immunity From Civil Liability For Acts Committed Within The Scope of His duties," 47 Miss. L.J. 812 (1976)
  • "Wills-Mortmain Provisions Cannot Be Avoided By Devising Land In Trust To A Non-Proscribed Institution," 48 Miss. L.J. 145 (1977)
  • "Jeopardy and Termination Assessments Under the Tax Reform Act of 1976: Do They Meet Constitutional Due Process Requirement?" 49 Miss. L.J. 559 (1978)
  • "How To Successfully Use A Gift And Leaseback To Shift Income To Family Members, " 12 Estate Planning 282 (1985)
  • Chapter 9, "Exclusions From Gross Income", Bender's Federal Tax Service (1988)
  • Chapter 26, "Bankruptcy," Bender's Federal Tax Service (1988)


Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1976, with Highest Honors

Master's Degree: Masters of Laws in Taxation: University of Florida College of Law, 1978, with Highest Honors

Bachelor's Degree: Accountancy, University of Mississippi, 1974, with Honors