Amari Hammonds represents clients in appellate and trial-level litigation in federal and state courts across the country.
Before joining Orrick, Amari was the 2019-2021 Earl Warren Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the California Department of Justice. There, she co-authored the Department’s briefs defending the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas, which won the National Association of Attorneys General’s Supreme Court Best Brief Awards in both 2020 and 2021. Amari also received two Attorney General’s team awards for her work on that case and in another case challenging the Trump administration’s border wall. Amari authored or co-authored several other briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court, and argued before the Ninth Circuit.
Amari served as a law clerk to the Honorable Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the California Supreme Court.
Prior to law school, Amari worked for the Mayor of New York City, Obama for America, the Democratic National Convention Committee, and two public relations firms in New York City.