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About me

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Hal Hewell earned a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1986. After several successful years as a newspaper reporter and editor, Hal decided that he could more effectively help people through the practice of law. He attended California Western School of Law, receiving his J.D. and admission to the State Bar of California in 1994.


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 25%
    16 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    21 years
  3. Business: 25%
    21 years
  4. Appeals: 25%
    10 years



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • John Thomas Stralen

    Hal and I worked together in the past. He did a superb job for the client and obtained an excellent result.


    John Stralen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Deborah Lynn Raymond

    I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Hewell as a respected member of our legal community since 1996. Mr. Hewell has always been a consummate professional and willing to share his experience and knowledge with me.


    Deborah Raymond Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hewell Law Firm

600 W. Broadway
Suite 700
San Diego, CA, 92101



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with actual suspension
    issued in CA, 2014


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ginsberg v. Northwest, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. 2012), Defendants' Petition for Writ of Certiori pending.Petition for Writ of Certiori pending.
Williams v. Gerber Products Co., 552 F.3d 934 (9th Cir., 2008)Remanded back to U.S. District Court, settled.
Thies v. Wyman, 969 F.Supp. 604 (S.D. Cal., 1997)Settled
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJ.D.1994
University of South CarolinaJournalismM.A.1986
University of VirginiaEnglishB.A.1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE Presentation: The Essentials of Foreclosure DefenseThe Essentials of Foreclosure Defense2011