Hammer, Woolley and Veitch represented evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson when she was accused of faking her own kidnapping. Monterey County Judge J. A. Bardin received an affidavit from a woman, known as Miss X, claiming she was the woman at the Carmel retreat, not McPherson during the time she was supposedly kidnapped. All four men testified in the impeachment trail in Sacramento of Judge Carlos S. Hardy, accused of taking bribe from McPherson.
Portrait photo of Jess Hession, who was a district attorney for Inyo County. In his career, he prosecuted Owens Valley Farmers for occupying a part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct called the "Alabama Gates" that transported water from the Owens River.