Vanessa Hammer will be the first to tell you that a good education, hard work and hustle will get you anywhere you want to go. Moving to Chicago for a job after law school, Vanessa quickly rose up the ranks winning Illinois Rising Star for Attorneys in both 2012 and 2013. After a move back home to Texas with her son where she also won the Texas Rising Star accolade in 2017, she returned to Chicago to settle into Family Law at Hoffenberg and Block, LLC.
She’s been named an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2018 and when she’s not helping families navigate the legal system, she’s mentoring high school students, judging essay writing contents and mock trial competitions, and she provides pro bono legal services. Vanessa wants to teach others to not be afraid of their own power and to not be afraid to ask for the things that they want or need.