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Jerry Hemme

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in San Diego, CA

Goode Hemme APC
6310 Greenwich Drive, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92122
Phone: 858-587-3555
Fax: 858-587-3545
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Consumer (50%), Business Litigation (20%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Construction Litigation: Business (10%), Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jerry Hemme is a co-founder of San Diego-based Goode | Hemme, and he represents people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area. He received a Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University, and after graduation, he went on to pursue his legal studies at the University of San Diego School of Law and was subsequently awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981. Mr. Hemme has been with his current firm since January 2001, and he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Hemme has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 1981. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Mr. Hemme divides his practice among business collections, real estate and construction matters, business counselling and transactions, and general civil litigation. His collections experience has included representing creditors in bankruptcy as well as debtor examinations, the appointment of receivers, the execution of judgments, and residential and commercial real estate foreclosures.

In his business practice, Mr. Hemme has advised entrepreneurs on the most appropriate form of legal entity for their proposed new ventures, and he has worked with them on regulatory compliance, the preparation of applicable agreements, employment law matters, ADA compliance, and contract and other disputes. His real estate practice has encompassed sales and acquisitions, financing transactions, HOA disputes, landlord-tenant litigation and seller misrepresentations. Active in his community, he has served for many years on the board of directors of the Community Campership Council, Inc., a non-profit organization that raises funds to send local underprivileged children to camp.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Real Estate: Consumer
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
Focus Areas



3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Jerry Hemme

First Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Second Chance
  • Community Campership Council:  Past President and on the Board of Directors since 2000.  We help send underprivileged children to camp.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California State Bar
  • 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

Educational Background

  • San Diego State University, 1978


  • 2014-2021 AV rating Martindale Hubbell; 2015-2020 Top Lawyer - San Diego Magazine; 2014 & 2017 Best of the Bar - San Diego Business Journal; Selected for inclusion on the 2020 San Diego Super Lawyers list in the field of real estate, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • 2017 and 2018: Moderator for panel at the California State Bar Real Estate Section's Annual Retreat 2017 Topic:  Boundary law  2018 Topic: Easements., Speaker, Moderator/Speaker, California State Bar, Real Estate, 2017
  • 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.

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Jerry Hemme

6310 Greenwich Drive
Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92122

Phone: 858-587-3555

Fax: 858-587-3545

Last Updated: 10/8/2021

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