Lydia Hachmeister is an experienced litigation attorney who specializes in representing insurers in matters of insurance coverage and "bad faith" litigation, appellate practice and sophisticated law and motion matters. Ms. Hachmeister has in-depth experience representing clients in the insurance industry and has special expertise in complex coverage litigation.
Ms. Hachmeister works with insurance carriers to evaluate novel claims, monitor "Cumis" counsel, negotiate with other carriers and defend or initiate declaratory relief, contribution and bad faith actions. She has also been involved in actions against the insured for reimbursement of defense costs and indemnity.
Ms. Hachmeister represents appellants, petitioners and respondents in a wide variety of civil appeals and appellate writ proceedings. She handles appeals after trial, as well as law and motion, pleadings and writs before and during trial. She also works with clients' trial counsel at all stages of litigation.
Ms. Hachmeister attended Oklahoma City University School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from Southwestern University School of Law. While in law school, she was nominated to the Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Honors Board and received an American Jurisprudence Award in Torts. She received her Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Microbiology from Oklahoma State University.
Ms. Hachmeister was a partner at Neumeyer & Boyd, a boutique law firm in Los Angeles. Before her legal career, she was a Research Microbiologist at the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine. She also worked as a social worker and served as a liaison between the Oklahoma Department of Welfare and the Oklahoma Juvenile Court, representing the interests of abused children.
Ms. Hachmeister has served her community in a number of ways, including as a member of the Boards of Directors for the South Bay Center for Counseling and the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women. She currently is involved in furthering the efforts of the Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC).
- J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, 1984
- B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1971
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
- Martindale-Hubbell, Highest Possible Peer Reviewed Rating