Chelsea Manning’s military lawyer, now settled in CNY, reacts to release

By David Hammond

Before David Hammond came to Syracuse a little less than a year ago to start his own practice, he was assigned by the army to take on Chelsea Manning’s appeal. Manning was serving a 35 year prison sentence for leaking classified information before President Barack Obama granted her clemency just before leaving office. Hammond spent the better part of two years working closely with Manning on her appeal while she was behind bars. “It’s not every day that someone is court-martialed for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history,” Hammond said. Read Full Article

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David is a former military prosecutor and defense lawyer with over a decade of experience fighting for service members and their families. He served nine years and two combat tours as an active duty US Army officer, then joined the Reserves and settled down in Syracuse to be near family. Now representing people across Central New York charged with serious felonies, misdemeanors, DWIs, and traffic offenses, he puts the same level of commitment into his civilian law practice. If you have any questions regarding this article, you can contact David here.