Lora D. Hemphill
Shareholder, Managing Attorney
Lora D. Hemphill joined the firm in 2013. Lora came to the law from a background in the environmental and medical fields. Her practice currently involves a variety of civil litigation matters, naturally including personal injury and medical related cases, as well as construction defect and representation of government entities. She has also handled significant cases involving environmental exposure, such as toxic torts involving pesticide drift and mold.
Lora has lived in Santa Barbara since 1989, and attended both UCSB and the Santa Barbara College of Law where she received her juris doctor in 2001. She is very involved in the Santa Barbara legal community and has served on the board of directors of Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Foundation, and Courthouse Legacy Foundation. In 2006, Lora was recognized by the Pacific Coast Business Times as one of their “40 Under 40.” Lora has practiced in California since 2001 and joined Hardin & Coffin in 2003.
Lora has developed a reputation for tireless advocacy, and enjoys bringing her clients’ disputes to resolution, whether by settlement or judgment.