Frank J. Hammond III


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 Courts and the United States Supreme Court in subsequent years. His experience spans from taxation, corporate, real estate, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and estate planning and administration to banking and commercial lending and finance. Jeff has published several articles in the Mississippi Law Journal and is active in numerous professional organizations.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1900
Practice Areas

Banking and Financial Institutions
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Commercial Lending and Finance
Estate Planning and Administration

Bachelor's Degree: Accountancy, University of Mississippi, 1974, with Honors
Juris Doctor: University of Mississippi School of Law, 1976, with Highest Honors
Master of Laws in Taxation: University of Florida College of Law, 1978, with Highest Honors

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  • 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 as Outstanding Student in Graduate Tax Program


  • "Civil Rights-Section 1983 Damages-Prosecutor Has Absolute Immunity From Civil Liability For Acts Committed Within The Scope of His duties," 47 Mississippi Law Journal 812 (1976)
  • "Wills-Mortmain Provisions Cannot Be Avoided By Devising Land In Trust To A Non-Proscribed Institution," 48 Mississippi Law Journal 145 (1977)
  • "Jeopardy and Termination Assessments Under the Tax Reform Act of 1976: Do They Meet Constitutional Due Process Requirement?" 49 Mississippi Law Journal 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)

Professional And Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Visiting Professor of Law, Graduate Program in Taxation, University of Alabama School of Law (1983)
  • Southeast Region Special Liaison Tax Committee, Chairman (1982-1983)
  • Taxation Committee Chairman, Mississippi Bar (1980-1981)
  • Estates and Trust Section Chairman, Mississippi Bar (1988-1989)
  • Committee on Current Probate Developments Vice-Chairman, ABA
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (1989-2004)
  • Brandon First United Methodist Church
  • Merchants & Marine Bank, Board of Directors
  • Merchants & Marine Bankcorp, Board of Directors