Chelsea Manning’s Army lawyer quietly begins a new life in Syracuse

Syracuse, NY – Lawyer David Hammond arrived in Syracuse a year ago as a self-described “random dude on the street trying to find work.” There’s a tiny plaque outside a 12th floor office downtown bearing his name, beneath the Carden Dotzler lawyers’ banner. He has a website and Facebook page, but gets more business chasing down judges in hopes of getting assigned to represent people who are too poor to pay for their own lawyer. “When I first showed up, I didn’t know anyone,” Hammond said. “All I knew was that I had to find judges to assign me cases.” Read Full Article