Charity & Social Justice

At Criminal Defense Hero, we are dedicated to giving back to our community.

Torrance and the South Bay community have been very good to Criminal Defense Heroes. Giving back is a core hero value of ours and we are grateful to have the opportunity to invest significantly in a number of Southern California nonprofits that work every day to make our community a better place for all of us. The Criminal Defense Heroes are dedicated to supporting our community.

We have been working with the Fair Chance Project for over 10 years, where he has volunteered at legal clinics and served on the Board. We also coordinate and volunteer to serve at expungement clinics at the Toberman Neighborhood Center in San Pedro.

Attorney Don Hammond is a Past President and current board member of the Torrance Kiwanis Club. In a Feed the Heroes Campaign, we helped deliver food to first responders and chaperoned events for high school Key Clubs. The club provides over $24,000 in scholarships to Torrance high school students as they transition to college.


For over 18 years, Attorney Don Hammond has also been an active member of the Civil Air Patrol, serving as a teen mentor, instructor pilot, legal officer, and search & rescue team member.  He was the Pacific Region Legal Officer of the Year for 2022.

Our law office supports Swim With Mike (SWM), physically challenged athlete scholarship fund, and we host an annual Yard Craps event to raise funds for SWM. He is also a volunteer proctor in the Narbonne High School Teen Court program and has been a volunteer coach of the Occidental College Moot Court Team (a project of the Law Society). 

As an NRA Certified Shooting Instructor, Attorney Don Hammond regularly gives talks about legal issues for people working on getting their California Concealed Carry Licenses (CCW permit), and teaches tactics at the range.

Finally, our law office partners with Homefront Rising and the Veterans Legal Institute to help provide legal services to veterans.  We have done dozens of pro bono expungements and sealings for our nation’s real heroes.

Our Partner Organizations

  • Homeboy Industries
  • Fair Chance Project
  • Torrance Kiwanis Club
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Swim With Mike
  • Narbonne High School Teen Court Program
  • Shoot Safe Learning
  • Occidental College Moot Court Team
  • Toberman Neighborhood Center