Jeff G. Harmeyer

Principal Attorney

Telephone:  (619) 231-9800

Email:  harmeyer@harm-law.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE

With over 25 years as a trial attorney, Mr. Harmeyer has developed extensive litigation experience in commercial contract disputes, business litigation, products liability, and general civil litigation.  Mr. Harmeyer has significant jury trial experience, having tried jury cases throughout the State of California.  He arbitrates cases throughout the United States, including Chicago and Phoenix.  He has conducted jury trials to verdict in the County Superior Courts of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Mateo, Sacramento and Mendocino.  He often argues cases before the Fourth District Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court, resulting in an impressive list of published decisions.  Mr. Harmeyer is a recognized legal expert on warranty law, products liability, contract interpretation, insurance coverage and indemnity.  His practice continues to emphasize business related matters, commercial lease disputes, construction contract disputes, products liability, insurance disputes and design professionals liability.  He provides sound business advice and directs litigation for his clients throughout California, as well as the Southwest United States.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • Associated General Contractors, Affiliate Member
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar

 

HONORS

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating:  AV Preeminent.   Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
  • Recognized as Honored Member in Sutton Who’s Who in American Law.
  • Recognized as “Best Lawyers in San Diego” by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, March 2012.
  • Recognized by Thomson Reuters as a “San Diego Super Lawyer” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Recognized by San Diego Magazine as one of San Diego’s Top Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Recognized as Honored Member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide.
  • Recognized as Top Attorney in Southern California as Published in Los Angeles Magazine, February 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Recognized as Top Lawyer in California as Published by Legal Network, January, 2013 – 2017.
  • Recognized as Top Attorney in San Diego as Published in New York Times, February, 2013 – 2017.
  • Recognized as “Southern California Super Lawyer” in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Recognized as Top Lawyer as published in the Los Angeles Times, 2016.

 

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • McInnis, Fitzgerald, Rees, Sharkey & McIntyre, San Diego
    (1988 -1994)   Law Clerk/Associate Attorney
  • Higgs, Fletcher & Mack, San Diego
    (1994 – 1998)   Associate Attorney
  • McAtee ● Harmeyer LLP, San Diego
    (1998 – 2010)   Partner/Owner
  • Harmeyer Law Group, APC, San Diego
    (2010 – present)   President

 

BAR ADMISSIONS:

California, 1990 – Bar Number 149173

 

FEDERAL COURT ADMISSIONS

  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

 

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., Iowa State University, 1982
  • J.D., University of San Diego, 1990

 

PUBLISHED DECISIONS:

  • Erreca’s v. Superior Court (1993) 19 Cal.App.4th 1475, (defining the legal basis for good faith settlement);
  • Regan Roofing Co. v. Superior Court (1994) 24 Cal.App.4th 425, (distinguishing concepts of contractual indemnity from insurance);
  • Jimenez v. Superior Court (2002) 29 Cal.4th 473, (applying the economic loss rule to product liability);
  • Jeld-Wen v. Superior Court (2005) 131 Cal.App.4th 853, (excluding evidence of negligent entrustment when respondeat superior is admitted);
  • Jeld-Wen v. Superior Court (2007) 246 Cal.App.4th 536, (forbidding Courts from mandating private mediation);
  • Jeld-Wen v. Keener (2008) 46 Cal.4th 247, (analysis of defects in jury polling).
  • Diaz v. Carcamo (2011) 51 Cal.4th 1148 (excluding evidence of negligent hiring when respondeat superior is admitted).

 

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