Ray Hartman focuses his practice primarily on environmental litigation, real estate litigation and commercial litigation. Throughout his legal career, he has excelled at delivering victories for his clients during all stages of litigation, including at trial. His successes include obtaining a complete defense verdict at trial for an agricultural company; securing a reversal of a $100 million judgment against a major pipeline company; and obtaining the dismissal, with prejudice, of a breach of contract case brought against a major real estate holding company. More recently, he obtained a favorable settlement in environmental litigation alleging $400 million in damages involving Qualcomm Stadium, and defeated certification in putative class actions related to pipeline easements in railroad rights-of-way. He also has obtained the complete dismissal of numerous product liability cases filed by California municipalities involving alleged contamination of groundwater. Ray is also presently serving as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, in his second semester teaching a class entitled Experiential Advocacy Practicum: Litigation.
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