Ray Hartman

Partner

I guide clients through their most challenging matters by leading teams of trial lawyers with proven courtroom success.

1 858 550 6001
rhartman@cooley.com

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 cases filed by California municipalities involving alleged contamination of groundwater.

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Education

  • UC Hastings College of the Law
    JD

  • University of Southern California
    MA, Political Science, Law and Public Policy

  • University of San Diego
    BA, Political Science, cum laude


Admissions & Credentials

California

Memberships

  • California Bar Foundation, Board Member and Director (2009-2012)

  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyers

  • San Diego Rotary Club

  • UC Hastings Alumni Board of Governors, Director (2009-2012)

  • Asian Business Association, San Diego Chapter

  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego, Director (2004-2008)

Rankings & Accolades

    San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program: Distinguished Service Award

    State Bar of California: Wiley W. Manuel Award

    Daily Journal: Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines Case Named 1 of 5 "Top Appellate Reversals"

    Financial Times: Cooley Recognized for Impact on Innovation

Contact

1 858 550 6001 office
1 858 550 6420 fax
rhartman@cooley.com

4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121-1909