O'Melveny 2022 Class Notes

35 O’Melveny & Myers LLP I omm.com In Memoriam JOHN MICHAEL HAMMER (CLASS OF 1967) Former O’Melveny Partner John Michael Hammer passed away on July 26, 2022, at the age of 81, following complications from cancer. Mike was born and raised in La Cañada, California. He was an Eagle Scout then later attended Stanford as an undergraduate followed by University of Michigan Law School (Law Review, Order of the Coif ). He also served in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and then practiced law for several years at O’Melveny, first in LA and then as a Partner in Washington, DC. In 1978, Mike met the love of his life, Francesca Parra, a lawyer with the F.A.A. Not long afterward, the two headed for Jackson, Wyoming, where Mike became the onsite partner in the development and operation of the resort property Spring Creek Ranch. The Hammers raised three kids in Jackson, Michael, Hadley, and Maximilian, in the cottonwoods of the Snake River bottom and immersed themselves in the community and outdoor life of the Tetons. Mike lived a life full of love, work, and play. His adventures in the mountains usually had him back after dark. He was a fierce father-daughter dance competitor, a role model for his sons, and he supported his children in all of their pursuits. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, niece and nephews, and numerous cousins. Mike’s obituary can be found here.