Lindsay Mertens

Lindsay J. Mertens

Of Counsel

600 West Broadway
Suite 1500
San Diego, California 92101-3384

Primary Practices

Lindsay J. Mertens focuses her practice in all phases of complex litigation. Her litigation experience includes discovery, motion practice and appeals. Lindsay has resolved a broad range of litigation matters through trial, summary judgment and settlement.

Professional History

  • Of Counsel, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2022-present; Associate, 2012-2022; Member, Recruiting Committee, 2014-present
  • Associate, Morris Polich and Purdy, 2011-12
  • Associate, Hulett Harper Stewart, 2007-11
  • Law Clerk and Post-Bar Contract Attorney, Belsky & Associates, 2006-07
  • Intern, Center for Public Interest Law, 2005-06


  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., Top 20%, 2007
    • Honors & Activities: Appellate Moot Court Program, Vice Chair; McLennon Honors Moot Court Competition; The Kroha Family Scholarship for Academic Achievement, Recipient; Attended Institute on International and Comparative Law, Florence and Oxford, Summer 2005
  • Pepperdine University, B.A., cum laude, International Studies, 2003
    • Honors & Activities: Golden Key International Honors Society; German Honor Society; History Honor Society; International Studies Honor Society; Delta Gamma Fraternity; Study Abroad, Humanities and German, Heidelberg, Germany, 2000 & ­2001
Awards & Distinctions

Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, Commercial Litigation, 2024

Bar Admissions

State of California, 2007


U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Board of Directors


California Bar Association, Member


San Diego County Bar Association, Member


Women’s Resource Fair (sponsored by the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer’s Program), Social Services Co-Chair