Hermez Moreno, a veteran trial lawyer who specializes in complex police misconduct litigation and catastrophic person injury and trial work, serves as Of Counsel to Boucher LLP.
During his professional career, which spans nearly four decades, Moreno has a diverse array of litigation experience and has attained verdicts and settlements for his clients up to eight figures. Some of the legal areas he has litigated include:
- Civil Rights
- Medical/Legal Malpractice
- Mass Torts
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Police Misconduct
- Excessive Use of Force
- False Arrest/Imprisonment
- Asbestos Personal Injury
- Mishandling of Human Remains
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Asbestos Commercial Property Damage
- Asbestos Personal Injury
- Jail Abuse
Moreno also has extensive experience in transactional work and has been involved in the negotiating and drafting of contracts and other documents for entertainers in the fields of film, music recordings and film and recording financing. He has also negotiated and drafted contracts for the sale and purchase of businesses and landmark real estate in the Los Angeles area.
Moreno, who began his career handling civil rights cases throughout California, served as Special Counsel to Cesar Chavez (1984-1993) and as Trial Counsel for the United Farm Workers Union (1984-1990) in areas involving labor disputes and cases brought by growers’ efforts to break the union. He also represented indigent clients in pro bono cases and continues to do so.
In addition to his legal practice, Moreno is actively serving as a professor of trial advocacy. He has served as a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Law in its Trial Advocacy Program and has been both a Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Clinical Instructor in the Trial Advocacy Program of Southwestern Law School and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the school’s Trial Advocacy and Civil Rights Program.
Moreno is admitted to the State Bar of California as well as the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeal Ninth Circuit, United States Court of Appeal, Federal Circuit and the United States District Court for the Central, Northern, and Eastern
Districts of California. Among his professional affiliations, he is or has been a member of:
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
- Mexican American Bar Association (Board of Trustees)
- Mexican American Bar Foundation (Board of Directors)
- Santa Monica Third Street Development Corporation (Board of Directors)
A native of Mexico, Moreno attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law. While in law school, he co-founded Centro Legal de Santa Monica, Inc., a non-profit legal aid office operated by UCLA Chicano law students. The organization, which subsequently merged with Westside Legal Services, provided legal services to underprivileged residents in Santa Monica and Moreno served as a Board of Trustees member and supervising attorney.
Moreno lives with his wife in Moorpark, CA on a 15-acre horse ranch. Among his personal interests, he is an art collector, an artist, and has written his first novel.