Jerry D. Hemme

Cofounder and Managing Partner

Jerry D. Hemme is the managing partner and co-founder of San Diego law firm, Goode | Hemme. Having practiced law since 1981, Mr. Hemme understands that early resolution of a dispute is key to a successful outcome and reducing legal expenses. He’s particularly adept at resolving lawsuits creatively through settlement and mediation, but if necessary, his clients will have a capable litigator on their side.

Mr. Hemme’s extensive knowledge of Real Estate Law includes invaluable experience with Title and Boundary Law issues involving easements, encroachments, trees, fences and water intrusions, among others. Mr. Hemme’s expertise has earned him the recognition of his peers as well as educational institutions. He has served as a lecturer in Boundary Law for the Real Estate Section of the California State Bar, the National Business Institute and the Continuing Education of the Bar.

In addition to his real estate practice, Mr. Hemme is an experienced litigator in business issues, including contract disputes, construction disputes, unfair competition, business torts, fraud claims, collections and creditor rights in bankruptcy.

Mr. Hemme was selected for inclusion on the 2020 San Diego Super Lawyers list in the field of real estate.  “Super Lawyers” are outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in California are selected to receive the honor of Super Lawyer.

Mr. Hemme was named a Top Lawyer in San Diego Magazine from 2015-2020 and recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the Best of the Bar for 2014 and 2017 in Real Estate.  Since 2014, Mr. Hemme has received an AV® preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, a highly regarded independent attorney rating entity.  This is the highest rating given by Martindale Hubbell for excellence in legal skills and ethics. 

Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Law
Business Law
Construction Law
Civil Litigation
Creditor Representation in Bankruptcy


Mr. Hemme obtained his JD degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981. He’s a member of the California State Bar, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, the District of Colorado, the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Arizona. Mr. Hemme is also affiliated with ProVisors.


Since 2000, Mr. Hemme has served on the Board of Directors for the Community Campership Council, a local non-profit organization that raises money to send underprivileged San Diego youth to camp. The firm also regularly supports Second Chance, a non-profit organization which help persons with a criminal history get back on their feet and become productive members of society.

When not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, wine, boating, skiing, hiking, tai chi and woodworking.

Jerry Hemme
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