Results Oriented Representation


Founded in 2001 by Thomas B. Goode and Jerry D. Hemme, the San Diego law firm of Goode, Hemme & Barger is known for outstanding personal attention and responsiveness to clients’ needs. We are dedicated to providing cost-effective real estate and business legal services in a timely fashion, with a keen focus on results.

Experience is an important consideration when choosing a lawyer. We are a small San Diego-based law firm with highly experienced attorneys who deliver the same quality representation as the county’s larger firms with an unparalleled dedication to personalized service.

Our attorneys are not just highly skilled, many have also been real estate investors and business owners. Having personally experienced the very same challenges facing our clients, we have a unique “been there before” perspective that clients find invaluable when working to resolve their legal problems. Ultimately, it is you, the client who must live with the result, and we will commit all of our experience, both legal and practical, to bring the best results under the circumstances.

We’ve handled a wide variety of civil litigation and transactional matters relating to real estate and business matters.

ghp-aboutWe seek to resolve disputes in the most cost effective means and explore alternate dispute resolution (ADR) in addition to litigation, which is typically expensive and time consuming. We have found that prompt resolution of disputes is best for our clients. But, if we must go the distance to resolve a dispute by trial, we have the skill and experience to do so.

We are sensitive to the stress involved in most legal situations. That’s why we do everything in our power to keep you well-informed as to the status of your case, promptly returning your telephone calls and e-mails, listening to your needs and working hard to meet your goals. It’s our policy to return all phone calls within 24 hours, and we respond to most calls the same day. We’re so strongly committed to providing our clients with the best possible service that we created the The Goode Hemme Barger Client Bill Of Rights : Our Promise To You.

We are licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts throughout California. We represent clients in both trial and appellate courts at the federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings.

The Goode Hemme Barger Client Bill Of Rights:

Our Promise To You

Goode, Hemme & Barger is dedicated to serving you professionally and ethically. In striving to do so, we will abide by the following client rights:

  • The right to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your attorney and the other attorneys and personnel in our office.
  • The right to competent representation by an attorney who has the legal knowledge, skill, mental, emotional, and physical ability to properly, diligently, and efficiently represent you in accordance with the highest standards of the profession.
  • The right to have an attorney’s independent, professional judgment, uncompromised by any conflict of interest.
  • The right to a full and detailed response to all of your questions and to have your phone calls and emails returned within 24 hours.
  • The right to be charged a reasonable fee and to receive, at the outset, an explanation of the billing procedure and how the fee will be calculated.
  • The right to receive honest and clear billing statements.
  • The right to be kept reasonably informed regarding the status of the matter the attorney is working on and to receive copies of all significant documents so that you can participate meaningfully in the development of your matter.
  • The right to privacy in all dealings with the attorney and to have all confidences preserved to the extent permitted by law.

If you do not believe we have not met these standards to your satisfaction, please contact Managing Partner Jerry D. Hemme directly at (858) 587-3555 or