About us

We are a well-established firm in West Virginia, we provide distinct advantages that competitors cannot match.  At Goodwin Hammond PLLC., our lawyers' capabilities, results and  accomplishments are on a par with and beyond those of far larger law  firms.

Real Estate and Corporate Transaction Law

David Hammond is the Member and Owner of Goodwin Hammond PLLC in Lewisburg, West Virginia, where he practices law in the areas of real estate, title insurance, commercial transactions, secured lending, natural resources and corporate law. He has more than 30 years of experience representing individuals, businesses and lenders with real estate transactions, business acquisitions and expansions, commercial financing, real estate development and leasing, complex due diligence, land use and zoning issues, coal leasing and mining, title insurance, vendor contracting and general corporate matters.


Mr. Hammond is a registered and licensed title insurance agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Guaranty Company, and he is a member of the American Land Title Association. He is a Charter Member of the West Virginia Real Estate Lawyers Association and a Past Chairman of the Committee on Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use of the West Virginia State Bar. He formerly served as Chairman of the Kanawha County Building Commission.


Mr. Hammond is listed in Best Lawyers in America™ in the practice areas of Banking and Finance Law and Commercial Finance Law. He has received the AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized in the Chambers USA® guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Meet David

David G. Hammond

Member - Owner

Over 30 years of experience in Real Estate and Corporate Transaction Law

David G. hammond

Member - Owner


Mr. Hammond has extensive knowledge and experience in a variety of legal matters, including:

  • Representation of individuals and mortgage lenders in residential real estate transactions, including serving as issuing agent for title insurance and closing attorney.
  • Representation of commercial lending institutions in connection with all aspects of asset-based lending transactions, including structuring complex transactions, preparing loan commitment letters, handling construction financing agreements, preparing lender participation agreements and coordinating multiple state transactions.
  • Management of all aspects of commercial real estate development for clients, including structuring public and private financing, resolving land-use issues, preparing real estate and financing documentation, negotiating development and construction agreements and serving as title insurance agent.
  • Representation of energy and natural resource companies in the acquisition, disposition, leasing and development of mineral properties, including title examination and review and complex due diligence issues, handling mine construction and development issues, negotiating and preparing contract mining agreements and handling vendor contracting issues.
  • Representation of lenders in connection with troubled loan workout arrangements, non-judicial real estate foreclosures and Article 9 personal property sales.
  • Representation of landowners and developers in land-use matters before local planning and zoning commissions and boards of zoning appeals and in circuit court.


He earned his B.S. degree in Finance from Virginia Tech and his J.D. degree from Washington & Lee University. He is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and the Bar of the State of Ohio. He is admitted to practice before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Ohio, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

What Our Clients Say

David Hammond is one of the finest real property lawyers practicing in West Virginia. He has great knowledge in both theory and practice in all areas of the practice, including land use, energy and commercial development.


WVSB Member

David Hammond is an extremely knowledgeable attorney, and his legal expertise and industry awareness serves his clients well. David is a highly respected member of the philanthropic community as well as the legal profession, and his tireless dedication will be a tremendous asset to anyone he works with.

WVSB Member

I have known Dave for 20 years, and know him to be knowledgable and very well-liked by his clients.

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