Law Department


Hammond City Hall
5925 Calumet Avenue (map)
Hammond, IN 46320
Phone: 219-853-6381
Fax: 219-853-6641
Email: Click here

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Corporation Counsel

Kevin Smith

The Hammond Law Department represents the City of Hammond and cannot provide legal advice.

The Law Department’s duties include:

  • Supervise Legal Affairs
  • Serve as Legal Advisors to Various Departments
  • Approve City Contracts
  • Insure Legality and Form of City Contracts
  • Evaluate and Determine Course of Action for Municipal Litigation
  • Work with outside counsel
  • Review Administration of Liability and Workman's Compensation Self-~Insurance Programs
  • Draft and Revise City Ordinances as Necessary
  • Enforcement and Prosecution of City Ordinances.
  • Provides Notice of Claim Forms
  • Provides Freedom of Information Forms (FOIA)


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